1/31/2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions ~ January 2017

Hello and welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions team post!
Lindsey Larsen is our hostess this month.
 She's put together a kit full of fresh florals and loving sentiments called "Fresh Start to the New Year"!



Before I get to my cards, I wanted to let you know our dear teammate and friend Joyce has decided to step down. She and her amazing work will be missed. This means we have a new friend joining us. We're happy to announce that Birgit Norton from Crafting While I Wait is our newest teammate!

But wait, there's more good news... Jeanne will be our hostess in March, and she has two kits to give away! If you'd like to win her {Out of This World} themed kit, please leave a comment on the team blog by 11:59 pm EST on Feb. 12th.

We're also excited to welcome two guest designers this month. Kathy McCluskey from Bdlakebum Stamps and Leigh Penner from To the Full.

Now on to my cards!


I have always admired this particular circle die cut and was thrilled to see it in the kit. Don't the pineapples look cute tucked inside!



Isn't this a beautiful sentiment!
I added the embossed card base.


A few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins went beautifully with the shimmery sentiment and DP on this one.


I used a PPP Stitched Borders 1 die here, then placed the floral swag to follow that arched line. I love the way the Wink of Stella looks on the wood pieces!


I also loved seeing this cake in the kit. I've seen it all over blog land and enjoyed the chance to work with it. I decided to go with pastel coloring. I'll leave the sentiment for the inside when I need it!

I have lots of pretty leftovers. I'll check out what my teammates have done for some inspiration on using them! Come join me, you won't be disappointed!

34 comments:

Birgit said...

Lisa these are all so darling! I love how those pineapples pop out of the fun circle in the center and your perfect soft coloring on all of the flower images. Yes, that cake! Isn't it marvelous?? I totally love how that's the star of the show on your last card. What a great use of that floral spray too. The arched edge is perfect with that pretty colored arrangement. Beautiful, beautiful cards Lisa!! Thank you so much for letting me join you. <3

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh yes, those pineapple peeking out of the circle are so cute! And I love that they're not yellow! It's awesome how long you all have carried this series on. Gorgeous cards from this kit, Lisa!

I Card Everyone said...

This Kit was made for you, Lisa... beautiful, feminine, and sweet as can be! LOve the [lemon?] icing you've added to that gorgeous cake ... I've been eyeing it, too! Every card a charmer! xx
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Becca Cruger said...

Giiiiiirllll your lineup of cards left me swoooooning. I absolutely adore that gold glittery sentiment about kindness. <3 <3 And those sparkly pineapple stems? Genius.

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous, soft and feminine cards, Lisa ... that second one is especially beautiful ... a wonderful sentiment, so perfectly complemented by the fabulous textured background and those delightful floral sprigs! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous cards, Lisa...all five of them! Your colored cake looks delicious. So glad I saved mine just waiting for ideas from the experienced coloring queens. Great seeing what WOS looks like on wooden embellishments. Your 4th card has so much dimension with the arched patterned paper and floral spray. It was a blast participating with you gals this month.

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! One is prettier than the next! LOVE them all!

Marybeth said...

Hi Lisa, its been way to long for me ,I miss you and your blog. You did an amazing job with this beautiful kit.So many beautiful "Lisa" designs and pretty blooms, Lindsey sure made it easy for us to create ! Love the pineapple card tucked int he pretty circle die!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such fabulous eye candy! You & the kits are a perfect match 😃

Greta said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!! Can't even begin to pick a favorite, Lisa--a stunning collection of cards!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful collection and I adore all of your cards Lisa!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Lisa! What a beautiful assortment!

Rosemary said...

really gorgeous set of cards, lisa! but that is no surprise because you always rock the kits!!

LeAnne said...

These are all GORGEOUS! Love the color palette and the wonderful springy florals! So pretty!

artful-notions said...

Oh Lisa, you are totally amazing! Each card a beauty, and so many ideas I'm mentally storing for future cards. The way you colored the cake (which I had to order!) is lovely, and I'm so glad for the inspiration. All wonderful!

Karen B. said...

Oh, these are all gorgeous! What a beautiful kit and beautiful cards!

Kay Miller said...

Oh Lisa, these are all so pretty! The colors are beautiful and all of the florals so lovely! You outdid yourself!

Lindsey said...

Lisa, your cards are amazing! Yes, the pineapples look so cute tucked inside the window, your cake card is lovely and must be CASEd ;) , and I love the floating wooden hearts...so happy to see you use them. But really, I love all of your cards!!

Jeanne J. said...

I still love your style and couldn't wait to see what you did with this kit Lisa.. you're detail is always amazing and so feminine. The cake is colored beautifully.. and the one with the gold embossing is calling to me! I love the floral accents framing the words.

Nora N. said...

Wowza!! Your cards are a feast for the eyes!! LOVE the way you tucked the pineapple into that circle on the first one. So clever!!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful collection of cards Lisa...I always love the soft sweet look you create no matter what you use. Just amazing. Your designs are sweet and fabulous and that cake is just beautiful! Really love them all!

Bobby said...

These are all so fantastic, Lisa, but my favorite is the swag on the green. It's so soft and lovely.

Misty Elam said...

Wow!!! Just, WOW!!! These are stunning!!! All so very beautiful. Nice work, Lisa!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Every single one is just amazing! Love those shiny pineapples popping out of the circle!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE these cards, Lisa! I just got one of the stamp sets from Altenew and I see you've shown me a whole new way to use it! Thanks for the great idea! I love your pretty, soft, feminine style! Gorgeous!

Karen said...

It's always such fun to see all the creativity in this group. I love your PPP stitched die. The floral "arch" is just perfect, and I agree, your pineapples are great peeking out from behind that die.

andrea b said...

I have never seen pineapples used to perfectly on a card like yours before. LOVE it! Love all of the colors for this kit too :)

Joyce said...

I love seeing all the beautiful creations you made with Lindsey's kit. They are all wonderful.

The Paper Parade said...

Lisa, the cards you made this month turned out so dainty and pretty! Perfectly girly :) I love the last cake one, the colors you chose (and the actual coloring) are beautiful and so soft. I love how you set up the pineapples in the first card and it looks like you added shimmer to the stalks, what a neat touch! The embossed background you chose for the embossed kind card was the perfect touch to really make it shine (quite literally, too!).

Virginia Lu said...

Each once of the card is so beautifully composed and designed!! I can see the passion and love of your paper crafting!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You've been super busy! LOVE LOVE LOVE each of these! Those pineapples are fun! LOVE the glitter on the "love" with the wood veneer heart... LOVE all the patterned paper! LOVE them all <3

Kim S said...

Such a pretty kit! You've put together a fabulous group of cards. I particularly love the pineapple peeking out of the scalloped window!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa your cards are all so beautiful! I love all the little extras that you added to give them that little extra special touch! I love the embossed background and the pineapples nestled behind the scalloped circle! Your colouring is perfect!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so pretty! Loving all the shimmery and embossed details! Great color here, too!