Thursday, February 16, 2012

4 of a Kind - Happy Birthday

Can you believe February is already here? It seems like we just were celebrating the holidays...oh well, I think the older I get the faster time seems to fly by. Well, it is time for our 4 of a Kind Challenge and this is my month to send out the kits.  Each month one of us is host and put kits together, send out and make at least one card using at least 4 of the elements.

It took a bit to come up with the theme but then I realized I know so many people with birthdays this month that Happy Birthday was the perfect idea! I started looking for printed paper and came across the wonderful little 6x6 pad of paper from "simple stories" called Happy Day and fell in love with the colors and knew right then this would work.  Went online and ordered solid card stock and the By the Numbers impression plate from PTI...I was so worried they would not arrive in time but they and I got right to work, put my kits together and wrapped them up to look like birthday presents...too much fun! They were complete with balloons and candles, can't have a party without those.

I was so excited about the kits that I forgot to take pictures for this post, so Joyce was just too sweet and sent a couple my way but unfortunately I deleted them...sorry about that.

So here are my cards, I was able to get 3 made.  I was planning to try for at least one more but with so many other card challenges going on it did not happen...Thanks for taking a peek.

 This was the first card I made

Had to figure out a way to incorporate the candle

Be sure to check out the card that the rest of the creative group made too.
Joyce   Cards-by-the-Sea
Cathy   Empty Nest Crafter
Renee   It's a Patchwork Life

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Dark Chocolate, Rustic White, Simply Chartreuse, Burgundy - Unknown Source
Printed Paper: simple stories - Happy Day
Dies: Bloom Builders, By The Numbers, Limitless Layers, Double Ended Banners, Mat Stack 1, Tiny Tags, Block Alphabet Upper Case and Button Boutique
Buttons: PTI - Simply Chartreuse
Baker's Twine: PTI - Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: PTI - Kraft


  1. Oh my goodness, those cards are adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh Kim, these are so good! I love the 50 card, I did a 50 card too! I love those 3 stars at the top. My favorite card is the birthday candle wish card, I am pinning that one, so creative with the candle as the i! On the last card, those pinked squares really pop and make the card so festive. This was a great month, loved every single thing about it. Thank you for a great kit.

  3. I'm up!
    Had caffeine...
    now I'm ready! :)
    Kim...these are fabulous!!
    I love those stars...
    I never thought that direction!
    And WISH with the candle...
    LOVE it!! :)
    My mind didn't go there either...
    they are so fabulous...
    just love them all!
    And LOVED this kit...
    I had SO much fun with it...
    it will be hard to beat this one...
    though I'm already anxious to see what the next one will contain! :)

  4. You are so clever with your cards. I love them all. What a great idea to use that candle. I'm going to do that, too, since I still have the candles. This was such a super fun kit to work with. Thank you so much. I'm working on my kits for next month later today, and I hope that they are at least half as fun as yours.

  5. Well, firstly I love the packaging you sent out to the girls! I love that paper you wrapped them with! Your cards are all so fun! I especially love those cute little stars in the first card, and how you replaced the i in wish with the candle!

  6. Kim, you did a fab job of presenting your kits all wrapped up with ribbon and balloons. How clever to incorporate the candle for the letter "i" in wish. Great cards and an awesome kit ~ how fun!