Well hello my friends and fellow crafters, today we finally had some warm sunshine in Montana! I got to enjoy a bit of it, so this post is coming to you late at night. I've had some play time with the April Fully Loaded Kit, and I have 3 cards to share with you, more will come later. This kit is packed with goodies! It features products from Maggie Holmes "Flourish" collection (papers, cut-outs, ephemera) and other products that coordinate well with them. My first cards focus on the paper, cut-outs, and ephemera from the collection as well as other pieces from the kit that I will identify.
For my first card (I'll go clockwise from the lower left corner) I started with the beautiful blue roses specialty paper in the kit. I added a white Avery Elle die-cut frame from my stash, chose 2 flowers from the ephemera in the kit, added the blue cut-apart sentiment tag, then grabbed 2 gold leaves (also in the ephemera pack). I used some dimensional foam adhesive on most of the roses and the sentiment tag. I adhered all of that to the pink cardstock provided in the kit (cut to A2 size). I decided to duplicate the stitches in the white frame die-cut, so I used the Stitched Lines die from Essentials by Ellen that I had on hand to trim the bottom of my base layer. Lastly, I used some white Nuvo drops from the store to add to the blue sentiment tag. One down, two to go!
Card #2 utilized the cut-apart tag "Love Ya" as the centerpiece to my card. I mounted it onto some of the MH specialty paper in the kit, then trimmed the sides of the centerpiece with the green glitter cardstock in the kit. I adhered that to some of the pink cardstock in the kit that I used my Fiskars punch along the bottom edge, then adhered that to my card's base (the white cardstock provided in the kit). For embellishments, I gilded the wood heart in the kit with the Nuvo Rose Gold Flakes and glued it to my card. Lastly, I grabbed three of the pink gems from February's kit (2 small, 1 medium size) and placed them on my card as well.
What's nice about the kits is that you seem to always have leftovers to use on other projects. If you know me, I like to use "bling." But I have lots of gems still left from February's kit (there were so many!)
Finally, for card #3 I chose 3 flowers from the ephemera pack and the Thank You tag from Jen Hadfield from in the kit. I trimmed off the left side of the tag. I decided to make my own background for this card by heat embossing a MFT's background stamp called Roses All Over. I used Lawn Fawn's Rose Gold embossing powder that I got as a substitution in my February kit.
I layered my flowers on my front panel, popping up the last flower in the foreground. I adhered my front panel onto the pink cardstock in the kit (can you tell I love this color of pink?!) so that you see the pink along both sides. Simple and quick, but I think this is my favorite of the cards. Which one is yours?
Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope my cards are giving you an idea of what the April kit is about. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit me on Instagram, I'm jktaylor911. To see other great ideas and videos from the other CEP designers, visit our Facebook page or go to Creative Escape Papercrafting, click the blog tab (but don't forget to visit the store, too!)
Many blessings to you and as always, happy crafting!!
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