Thursday, April 30, 2020

12 Kits of Occasions: April - Happy Birthday

Happy last day of April everyone! And you know what that means? It's time for
the 12 Kits of Occasions. It's my turn to be hostess, and I've chosen birthdays as my
theme for the kit. As you know, a group of us formed a friendship card and project
blog that posts on the last day of each month. We can choose any theme we like
and send our friends a kit of goodies with that theme in mind. 
Birthdays are so special, and don't know about you, but can't have enough on hand. 
So let's get started, hope you enjoy my kit, Happy Birthday!

Leading off with a shaker that says it all.

I sent all the die cuts to create this C9 purse, but in white cardstock, and all
the trimmings in black shimmer. I covered the body of the purse with designer
paper, and painted the trims with bronze metallic watercolor. Simply love 
this die set. I hope the girls loved it too!

I backed the die cut panel with an alcohol inked piece I had in my stash.

C9's cake was stamped and ready to go for each gal. I added it to a card with
a Washi strip. 

Love these 'besties' from MFT

Included in the kit was this embossed birthday card and the sweet cupcake sticker.
I added it to MFT's cake plate and cake.

I stenciled this square panel from Altenew and included it in the kit, along with 
Spellbinders' Hip, hip, hooray in black. I embossed it with blue 
metallic powder twice. A 5 1/2" square, and handmade envelope.

Doubling embossing gives the die cut a metal look.

Can't wait to see what the others did with the kit. They're all so talented!
One sad note, I heard from Tracey McNeely, and she didn't get her kit. 
Might have been held up in customs, I just don't know. Anyway, hopefully
she'll use it and post at a later date. 

I know you've heard this often, but stay safe and well.
All product listed in Monthly Supplies on the blog.


  1. You honestly make the best kits Nancy and this one was no exception!! I had so much fun with it and am just thrilled to have ramped up my birthday stash! All of your cards are FANTASTIC and I can't even pick a favorite...well maybe the purse which is absolutely GORGEOUS and your tile card! I didn't even want to cover up my tile piece it was so pretty, but love how you just added the simple die cut that you embossed to look metallic and it's perfect! FABULOUS cards and a FANTASTIC kit Nancy...I loved it all!! Hugs! :0)

  2. Thank you again for such a happy wonderful kit! I enjoyed playing with it so much! I also enjoyed see your amazing projets ( works of art) The purse you made is stunning with every detail. Love the candle card with the beautiful ink blending panel behind each one , so gorgeous and flex of gold!!! I had so much fun playing with the purse die. Now that I see what you have done I wish I would have added a bit more to mine but I had already added the strap wrong. Thank you Nancy!

  3. Oh gosh! What a fun kit you put together for us! I ADORE it all! Your purse is STUNNING! I cant get enough of how you add color and SWOON the gold to everything! Total eye candy here! Love that little tag on the sentiment with the bitty bow.. the gems and that birthday shaker! THANK YOU for this fun kit and for your inspiration !!!

  4. Nancy, first off, thank you so much for the fabulous, fun and festive kit! I love all the wonderful goodies to make birthday cards, so and how did you know I needed more of these in my stash! That handbag is just stunning, you are so clever and very creative. Really love all your incredible cards. Your coloring and details are wonderful! Thank you again for the amazing kit.

  5. Oh Nancy, you are the most artistic crafter I know, every project is amazing! I'll echo everyone's sentiments here about how stunning your purse is. That was so fun to put together!! Your cards are equally as stunning! Love all the blended colors and gold accents. Your kit was pure delight and such a fun way to add more birthday cards to my dwindling stash. Thank you ever so much my friend!!

  6. Nancy as usual all of your cards are so well thought out and gorgeous. You are truly creative and I love seeing what you do with your kits! Thank you so much for sending us the amazing kit, I know took a bit of a tour getting here but I am excited to play and the theme is perfect!

  7. Wow Nancy, this looks like such a fun filled kit! That little purse with all of the pretty elements you added is incredible!


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