Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Twelve Kits of Occasions: June Edition

It's time to say good-bye to June with a big parade of cards as a send-off.  The Twelve Kits of Occasions was hosted by Birgit this month, and she gave us a kit full of gorgeous papers, fun images, and wonderful diecuts so we could have some "Summer Fun"!  Yes, that is the name of the kit, and now I am ready for all sorts of summer birthdays and activities.  Thank you, Birgit!

Starting with this little sweetheart!  I'm thinking that her favorite color is pink...
This penguin must be visiting Alaska and embracing the 4th of July celebration!
Birgit included the most beautiful set of summer patterned papers in this kit.  I fussy cut one of them and wrapped it around a stitched scallop rectangle of another.
These fruit slices that Birgit sent really put a smile on my face!
I love the pinks and greens for these watermelon papers.
This blue bird was so much fun to color.  I thought he went great with the worn worn grain paper.
This card was my take on Florida living.  Definitely not Wisconsin living!  I dream of being a snow bird.  I added a little Copic shading to the stamped images.
These pudgy little penguins are adorable!
This bird was cut out of another patterned paper.  He's the perfect focal point on this wreath.
I love these retro VW bugs so I created two simple birthday cards for some bug lovers I know.

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If you got down this far, thank you for viewing!  Thanks, Birgit, for this kit full of summer fun!
All of the supplies in the kit are listed on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog.  Extra items I used are as follows:

Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Fancy Scallop Rectangle Stackables, Sunrise Backdrop, Happy Birthday Border, MFT Rounded Stitched Square Frames, Cheers, Double Stitched Square Frame, Smile, Scalloped Rectangles, SSS You, ME Hello, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle stax, Newton's Nook Framework, Catherine Pooler Lattice Frame

DI Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Orange Marmalade, Old Paper, Copics

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a great day!


  1. Oh my Kara, I just knew I couldn't wait to see your coloring skills in action on the images in this kit and you truly blew my mind with every card!! I love the beach baby in pink with those little flowers you added to her beach towel... so cute!! And that beautifully blended sunny background and the beach sand. I'm in awe!! The blue bird card is stunning and again, your coloring is amazing. The bird really stands out beautifully against that washed wood background. Your Florida card is so warm and colorful and full of summer itself as is that fun tropical toucan in the leafy wreath. What a delight seeing how you used this kit! I see a lot of CASE-ing in my future. Have a warm and sunny summer my friend!

  2. Wow Kara, these are all fantastic! I can't pick a favorite because they are all great...however, the little girl sunbathing is a keeper! Heart Hugs, thanks for starting out the summer with all these marvelous works of inspiration!

  3. You truly used this kit and made darling cards! I love the little beach girl, the patriotic AK penguin and your sweet bird card!

  4. A wonderful collection of cards, Kara! They're all fabulous and full of summer! That little bathing beauty for your first card is just so darn cute!!

  5. OMG Kara...11 cards?! You definitely went to town using Birgit's fun Summertime kit!! And I love every one of them, although I'm especially loving the beach baby and the penguin in the beach chair cards the best because of the awesome coloring!! But seriously, they're ALL wonderful and you have quite the collection of summer themed cards to get you through every birthday and occasion this Summer! Way to go my friend!! Hugs!! :0)

  6. Oh wow!! Kara they are stunning... I just adore the first two cards... the colouring and designs are breathtaking!

  7. What a fun kit. I love the little girl sunning herself and the VW's brought back memories.

  8. As usual your designs are such an inspiration Kara!

  9. Kara you 100% embraced this kit! Wow so many gorgeous cards and your colouring skills are so amazing, that mountain/beach scene is extraordinary and I am so impressed by the way you have combined all the different patterned papers. I feel so inspired after seeing your cards. This is why I am so happy to have you on the team, well done! xoxo

  10. WOW! My guess is that you don't have a single bit of Birgit's kit left over! Your totally rocked her fabulous kit and your cards are all simply amazing! Love your sweet beach baby, she is simply adorable and that sunshine behind her is fabulous! Love your use of all the incredible patterned paper, some many wonderful creations! Love all your fabulous cards! Wishing you a wonderful summer.

  11. Your patriotic Alaskan penguin is TOO CUTE!! Love the icebergs in the background. What a clever card Kara! They're all clever. Perfectly layered and perfectly summer. I love that we both gave a little beach girl the same swimsuit!

  12. Wow, Kara! You really rocked Birgit's wonderful kit! Love every one!! Your coloring always amazes me and I end up scrolling up and down so I don't miss any detail of your fabulous designs. Beach baby and your patriotic penguin are both outstanding. And your talent for combining papers and elements is equally well done. I always get so much inspiration whenever I visit here!!

  13. WOW!!!!! Not really much more that I can say until I pick my jaw up off the ground. Loving that amazing scene on the patriotic penguin and those mountains in the background really amazing Kara! The hello flip flop card is gorgeous! You outdid yourself and created so many wonderful cards with Birgit's beautiful kit, I'm sure she loves each card you made like me. So fun! Happy 4th of July to you and your family, Kara!

  14. Oh my ... this isn't a collection, Kara, it's a library of cards! Each one is simply brilliant ... and all of them show your outstanding skills ... whether colouring, scene creating, blending different patterns and colours or layering! It's tough to choose favourites ... though I am rather drawn to the cute penguins and that sweet, pink loving beach baby! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

  15. What an amazing stash of cards you created from the cool kit that Birgit put together, Kara! Other than worrying about that baby having enough SPF 99 on, I love them ALL!! Bookmarking the whole kaboodle!! Hugs, Darnell