Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cruising on Kit Cat Sunday

For six months now, the Kit Cats (which includes five of my online friends and myself) have enjoyed our monthly Kit Cat blog posting. The designated hostess sends out identical kits to each of the Kit Cats and we all use those items in the creation that we post on the first Sunday of the month.

This month's hostess is Susan. In our instructions, she wrote I don't know about you, but I am so tired of winter! Who knew, when she sent these kits out a couple of weeks ago, that we would be posting in one of the worst snowstorms our nation's capital has ever seen.

To warm our spirits and help us dream of warmer days filled with sunshine and outdoor activities, Susan sent us Cruisabella. How fun! She also included two pieces of designer paper, a piece of textured cardstock, and a baggie of goodies such as flowers, rhinestones, fibers, buttons, tassels, and acetate. We were instructed to make a card using a special fold. We could use any or all of the embellishments she sent along.

I decided to make an easel card. I have admired these in the Splitcoast Stampers gallery and even made a smaller one at a card club hosted by a friend. However, I'd never attempted one on my own. I was surprised at how easy it was to make the easel card base.

This has been a fun project and I feel warmer already. I wish I had a convertible to take for a spin, but since I don't, I guess I'll just cruise on over to the other Kit Cat blogs to see if they've posted their Kit Cat cards yet. Come on and hop in... you can ride along!

Image: Stamping Bella Cruisabella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Copic Spica pen, and a gel pen
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie and DCWV textured cardstock for the card base
Designer Paper: DCWM Pocket Full of Posies glitter stack and Bazzill Petty Cash
Embellishments: Prima flowers, K & Co. and Making Memories rhinestones,
sticker corners and a brad


April said...

Sweet easel card!! LOVE what you did with your kitcatkit....will have to go look at the others...always exciting to see how others use the exact same things!!!

Stef H said...

one hot chick in one super car(d)!

hugs :)

Michelle said...

Awesome easel card!

Anonymous said...

Oh so awesome! I love the easel - it's such a fantastic showcase card and it works perfect here!

Lorie said...

Another great card, Jeanette! I love this easel fold, but I have yet to try it! Michelle's right! This is a fantastic showcase card! Beautiful work, my dear friend!

Love ya,

MiamiKel said...

Oh you poor girl, sitting here all day waiting for us slow kitties to wake up and play! Bless your patient heart! This is worth oogling - what a stand up (haha!), fantastic card! Gorgeous choice, love your little touches!

kadie said...

This card is SO MUCH FUN! I have been meaning to try and easel card and I really love how you've used all the elements of your kit this month to showcase this stamp and technique. I LOve it!

*Susan* said...

Forestabella, another beautiful creation! OMGosh we chose the same card fold AND the same car color!! :-D Great minds think alike! I love how you tilted the image panel, and what a great job using the embellies! Glad you had fun with the kit! {hug}