Friday, March 31, 2017
Guest Designer at 12 Kits of Occasions - 3-2-1 Blast Off!!
I feel very honored and excited today to be a Guest Designer over at the 12 Kits of Occasions blog. If you are unfamiliar with this great group of crafty creatives, they are 12 gals that take turns each month assembling a wonderful card kit around a theme for each of the rest of the group. Everyone makes cards with the goodies in the kit and posts the things they made at the end of the month.
Sometimes they make up an extra kit (or two!) and award that to a random commenter. I was one of the lucky ones for the March kit and the lovely Jeanne Jachna sent me a kit with this fabulous theme: Out of this World. SO MUCH FUN!!!
This kit was filled with all sorts of star and solar system patterned papers, out of this world sentiments, stamped images and die cuts of astronauts, planets and stars, rockets (and even some aliens!), and fun embellishments. The contents list was included with the kit and I think I tracked down the right links to what I used on this card: Taylored Expressions - Sky High Rocket die set, Poppystamps - Stitched Cloudline die set, Papertrey Ink - Boy Basics: Out of this World stamp set, and American Crafts - Starshine by Shimelle paper.
I chose this super-fun rocket to put together for a simple birthday card for my little grand-nephew who is turning 4 soon. I have it blasting off through the die cut clouds on the way to wherever this little guy wants to go! The sky's the limit!!! I went with a tall format to give a sense of altitude and stayed away from too many embellishments for this young boy's card. Instead, I accented the stars and cloud edges with my Wink of Stella pen for some added shimmer without being too girly. (It's hard to see in the photo.)
Hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you to Jeanne for this wonderful kit and to all the gals at 12 Kits for allowing me to Guest Design this month. Thank you for stopping by today and for your kind comments!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Double D Challenges: Things that Fly
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Things with Wings (I hope the rocket fins count as wings!)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Cardz TV Designer's Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
5. Simon Says Stamp National Crafting Month Challenge - Anything Goes