Friday, September 30, 2011

Good News and CupCards {to go} Reveal

Happy Thursday dear friends!!!  I have some wonderful news to share with you tonight!!!  I am so happy to say that I have joined the amazing team over at CupCards {to go}!!!  You should see the smile on my face!!!  I absolutely love the sweet little kits that Sonda puts together and I am so thrilled to be a part of the team!!!

I can't wait to share the Fall kit with you!  It's full of rich papers, gorgeous trims, beautiful florals and enough cream card bases and envelopes to create a basket full of cards!
Here's the Fall Kit-Briar Rose:
Isn't it completely beautiful?  So much goodness in one little kit!!!
and here's the first card I made:
I just love the sentiments included in this kit.  They are all about friends and friendship!  So perfect and full of heartfelt emotion!!  I used a Simple Stories Generations Flash Card as my focal point and added the sentiment, buttons, trim, pearls, floral and ribbon trim.  Such an easy card to make to give to your special friend!
The florals that are included in this kit are absolutely divine!!  I paired this one up with some ribbon and the results are fabulous!!
The next card was made using the CupCards {to go} sketch.
I stitched together several papers as well as a flash card and added some lace, ribbon and florals.  I also added a PTI Half and Half tag and stamped sentiment.
I just can't tell you how much I love all the florals in this kit!! They are sooooo beautiful!!!

Now you are going to think I'm silly, but the next card had me thinking and singing about Christmas!
One of the Simple Stories Flash Cards had this sweet little house on it and I just kept thinking of the song, "I'll be Home for Christmas".  I used the back of my flash card scraps for the patterned paper on the card and fussy cut the house.  I added a PTI die cut snowflake and some glitter.

I embellished the card with trims, ribbon and another one of the beautiful flowers from the kit.  The stamped sentiment is from PTI's Love Lives Here Holidays stamp set.  I just love Christmas!!

I changed things up a bit with the next card.  The kit includes some of Cosmo Cricket's Glubers and what a fun little tool they are!!!  I thought it would be fun to use some tulle I have from Glitz Design and make a fun little flower with the Glubers.
I started off with a tight little knot and the flower ended up very tight.  Not exactly the look I was looking for.
I decided to try again.  This time with a loose knot.  I placed the knot in the center of the Gluber and started twisting away!
Once I twisted all the tulle around the Gluber, I tucked the edge under and cut the excess Gluber away.
This is the look I was trying to achieve!  I added a little pearl to the center and embellished with a sweet little black ribbon.  The Glubers are an amazing idea and I love being able to make my own little flowers.  Home made flowers are the perfect way to dress up a quick and easy card!
The last card I'm going to share with you today uses the sweet little give away featured at CupCards {to go}.  You can find the details here!  You gotta love giveaways!!  Here's the giveaway:
and here's my little card using some goodies from the kit and the giveaway:

I thought it would be fun to make a colorful and using a banner would be the perfect way to use color!  I die cut the banners using PTI's Double Edged Banner and used my PTI Banner Builder Stamps for the base.   I added some pearls and jewels to dress up the banner and fussy cut a flower out of the patterned paper to embellish.  A fun and easy card perfect for my sweet friend!!

I absolutely enjoyed my CupCards {to Go}Fall kit and.  Thanks so much for letting me share with you!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!


Lindsay said...

Congratulations Kristii! Your projects are stunning! You are so talented!

Mary Jo said...

Congratulations, Kristii!
And I know I always say it, but you make the most beautiful and fun cards!

Annabella Merlin said...

I love the sentiment in this set. And the choice of shades, indeed remarkable! I also would love to highlight the floral accents! They amplified the impact of the design!

Jessica said...

Exciting!!!! I've never heard of Cup Cards to Go before, but I know they're lucky to have you my friend!! I'll be sure to look them up!