Friday, October 30, 2015

The 12 Kits of Occasions: October 2015 Guest Designer

I was equal parts thrilled and terrified when Joyce Mehrberg, the October host for the fabulous 12 Kits of Occasions invited me to Guest Design along with the super talented Design Team regulars.

The theme this month is Let's Go and the kit was filled with wonderful patterned paper, stamped images and sentiments, die cuts, washi tape, maps & tissue paper.

Almost immediately I knew I was going to make a shaker out of the luggage tag die cut and Let's Get Lost stamped sentiment. The strap from the tag is trimmed slightly to fit my card and a button & twine added from my stash.

Microbeads are my favorite filling for shaker cards.

This card is heading to my sister and I hope it inspires her to literally pack her bags.

Don't you just love the tiny suitcase tag?

A curved edge die added a bit of movement to this great Penny Black stamped image and Copic markers gave me just the touch of color I wanted. One of the sentiments in the Kit is trimmed and added to a curved arrow from my stash.

This last card went through a few days of indecision before I cut the Tim Holtz Cityscape stamped image into two pieces and paired them with the "I love you" sentiment.

The smaller images are layered on panels cut from a large background image and then all layered on one of the patterned papers from the Kit.

I still have lots of leftovers from the Kit and more card ideas, but as often happens, time ran out.

Please head over the The 12 Kits Of Occasions blog and check out the wonderful Design Team work. In addition to the Design Team, you will see that Kara Vrabel is also back with the team as a Guest Designer this month.

For me, the best part of getting to play along this month was getting my Kit delivered in person by Joyce. I can't believe how long it has taken us to meet in real life and hope next time involves some stamping!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. We are thrilled to have you join us this month Jaccquie! Beautiful group of cards! Your luggage tag almost looks like leather. Looks like we both made shakers with our tags. Love them all!

  2. INCREDIBLE cards - WOW you sure have packed a whole lot of AWESOME into this set of cards!! You have used the amazing kit Joyce put together so very triumphantly - well done and it was so cool to visit your blog!!! Have a wonderfully SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!!!

  3. Jacquie!!! a shaker???!!!! Having one of those WDITOT moments!!! Each and every card is darling!! Happy to have you on the team this month!!
    =] Michele

  4. Absolutely love what you did with this kit. The shaker is a brilliant idea, love how you cut up that image of Rome, and your coloring and trimming of New York is absolutely inspired. Thanks so much for being my guest this week, and yes, we will get together soon and stamping will be first on the agenda.

  5. WOW, you've done great with the kid, Jacquie!!! Wonderful creative cards!!!
    Congrats with the GD spot!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  6. Hi Jacquie! Pleased to meetcha! Beautiful designs to share with us - I love your shaker tag, and the neat way you die cut the NY city scape, but the one that has me fascinated is the Colosseum card. It never occurred to me to cut it up - you were daring and it totally paid off!

  7. Absolutely brilliant cards from first to last. Sweet shaker to start things out; love those micro beads. Fun stack of suitcases too, and you're so right about that teeny-tiny tag; it's sweet. The NY scene card is my favorite; I spent quite a while examining every detail. Absolutely fantastic. Love what you did with the final card, too! Congrats on the GD, Jacquie; your cards are brilliant. Bev

  8. Congratulations on the GD!! I understand the terror, Jacquie! They pack a lot in those kits, but you needn't have been nervous. Your makes from this travel kit are really phenomenal and you were very productive!! I can't even pick a fave!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Congrats on guesting Jacquie!! All of your cards are fantastic! LOVE what you've done with the last one! Splitting that image up was such a great idea!!

  10. So happy to have you with us this month, Jacquie! You created such awesome designs with Joyce's kit. Love what you did with the papers. The Rome card is brilliant--never thought to cut it up. And your coloring is so wonderful. I've never used microbeads for shakers and they look like a fabulous filler.

  11. these are the most gorgeous travel themed pieces! i love it all. xo

  12. Great cards! I love your luggage tag shaker!

  13. GREAT cards Jacquie! The shaker luggage tag is genius!

  14. All wonderful cards! I especially like the shaker card!


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