Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Card Kit Club...

We were going to come up for a cute name for this Club, but I don't think we ever did (I'll have to go back through my emails to check)...

Anyway, this kit club is the brainstorm of Beth. She's the brains behind the group. I'm so flattered that she asked me to play! The idea is that the members take turns putting together a little card kit for the other members each month. We create a card using at least two of the items and share on our blogs. Here is the January kit from Beth. Look at all that Valentine goodness!

I had a GREAT time working with this kit... a real GREAT time! After I was done, this is all I have left. I still think there might be something there to use for a special card for my hubby.

I made SIX CARDS! SIX CARDS with all the goodies from this kit!

This first card was my initial brain storm. I just knew I wanted to make a shaker out of those cute conversation hearts!

Here's a close-up of the shaker. The plastic bubble is off a package of buttons.

Here is card #2. I just can't resist using stripes! I actually sewed on this one but it is hard to see. The stamped sentiment is from my stash... with Jim and Chris brushing up on their Spanish right now, I thought that it would be fun. BUT, I think this card is too girly for my guys.

Here's a close up of that card. The pink clay heart had a great patterned texture on it, but it was hard to see, so I covered it with blue paint, then wiped it off. Instant texture!

I love the simplicity of this card. I added some buttons and bakers twine from my stash.

Here's a close up...

I thought it would be fun to use the medium sized hearts as flowers. Here is what I ended up with!

I just love these clay hearts and wanted to highlight one on a card. Again I used acrylic paint to make the pattern stand out more.

By now, I've run out of any sizable pieces of paper, so I grabbed this scrap of heart paper from my stash. I didn't have enough to cover the whole card, but I like the way it came out.

Beth sent us those punched heart borders! What a cute punch!

We'll that's my crafty week! If you enjoyed these cards, head on over and checkout what the other ladies have made with this cute kit!

Beth
Mara
Diane

6 comments:

Mara... said...

EEEEK!!!! These are amazing Joni! You are such an overachiever, making 6 cards, ha ha ha!! Beth sent such great stuff, I'm not surprised you wanted to use it all. Beautiful work!!!

Mary said...

Super cute cards! Off to check out the others!

BethieJ said...

JONI! I LOVE IT!! Oh my gosh!! I cant believe you got SIX cards out of the goodies!! I am the WORST hostess.. for some reason I was thinking the 17th.. SIGH! I am late! How is that for a GREAT leader! HA HA!!
THANKS for playing along!!!

Renee said...

OMG!!! 6 cards!! I love them and Bethie did an awesome job with the kits!! So much gorgeous goodness...
I'm dying over that heart border...
LOVE it!!
This is such a fabby idea...
my friends and I have been doing it for a few months now and I get so excited getting kits...
and making them! :)
I hope y'all have as much fun with them as we do and can't wait to see what next month has! :)

Joyce said...

Wonderful projects. You really took advantage of everything in those kits. I have had so much fun in my four of a kind group, I wish you the same experience.

Jodi said...

WOW! Super nice card!!!