This is a bit of a different post today!
It is no secret that I absolutely ADORE the concept of The 12 Kits of Occasions and have spent way too many hours ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ at what the amazing Design Team puts together each month! The idea that a card designer shops their stash and thoughtfully puts together a themed kit for a group of like-minded crafters to create a collection of beautiful cards, really inspired me.
After chatting to a couple of my CASology teamies, Tracey and Joyce, who are also Designers for the 12 Kits of Occasions, I decided to try something similar, albeit on a MUCH smaller scale. As you can appreciate, living in Oz can make postage costs a bit steep, especially if you want to send anything abroad and/or to multiple people.
The Kit comes with “a few, uh, provisos, a, a couple of quid pro quos”, as the Genie from Aladdin would say, namely:
- Each Kit needs to have a Theme. This month it’s ‘Gratitude’ (gratitude for Shona and Sarah, who kindly agreed to indulge me on this idea!)
- Everything has to fit within a regular C6 envelope (all in the name of lower postage costs!)
- The CHALLENGE is to make a minimum of two CAS cards, using as much of the provided kit as possible
- You can add any of your own stash to make it happen!
So, here is ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kit!#1: Gratitude’
And, here are the two cards I made, using the contents of my kit:
Creating these cards with a limited kit was certainly a challenge, particularly if you make a mistake! Let’s just say that both cards are the product of a series of ‘happy upcycled accidents…’
Ironically, the two elements of the kit that I was certain I would use, didn’t end up being used! Isn’t that always the way?? However, it was A LOT of fun, and I enjoyed the challenge of making do with what I had. I am looking forward to the next kit in eager anticipation!!
Please pay a visit to:
and see the amazing creations they came up with using the Kit.
Thanks so much for visiting, and a MASSIVE thank you to Sarah and Shona for joining me, and to The 12 Kits of Occasions, Tracey & Joyce for being the initial (ongoing) inspiration!
Before I go, I would like to link Card One to this week’s Just Add Ink Challenge#264. as I used this sketch for inspiration:
I would also like to link both cards to: