Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Gift



"The best Christmas gifts came not from the gift received, but from those given."



I am back for another Spotlight Saturday as a guest designer for Artful Delight, where I get to showcase their December Card Kit! This time I created a card set and packaged them up in their own handmade glassine bag, tied up with some pretty orange twine found in the kit.


I really wanted to showcase the handmade embellishments included in this month's kit and what a better way to do that then with various one layer cards. Each card base is half of an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock included in this kit. The sentiments all come from the Paper Smooches Stamp set, a perfect addition to this kit.

Let's take a look at the cards, shall we?

These two feature the beautiful layered butterfly focal pieces included in the kit:

Then we've two cards featuring the beautiful diecut flower with clay mold rose center:

And last but not least, the final two each feature a paper medallion from the kit. The first card showcases the yellow side of the medallion through a punched circle card front.


And then this one features the other side of the medallion along with some fun misting.



I love that Artful Delight's December Card Kit contents offer the flexibility of being able to create different designs but still have similar elements to make a nice card set.

And, the Artful Delight Sketch Challenge draws to a close on December 23rd. Don't forget to link up your project for a chance to win a free kit!

28 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm wrapping up my teacher card sets this weekend! So much fabulous inspiration Karen...and awesome to see how much you can create out of one kit! Happy Saturday... I'm off to work for a few hours :(

Barb said...

beautifully cas...so inspiring! :)

Brandi said...

What a fun and cute gift set!!!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Barb said...

Fabulous card set, Karen! :)

Lisa said...

Wonderful set of cards Karen, my fav is the last one with the pretty rossette. Love the simple glassine bag and twine wrapping too.

Annette said...

what a fun gift...love all these super cute cards...

Lin said...

These are all very artful, Karen - love especially the medallion in the window card!!

Jay Gee said...

Beautiful Karen - this is a fabulous set :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love these cards and how you've packaged them so beautifully!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful card set. love each one of them, especially the medallion showing from the negative die cut.

Amber said...

Gorgeous cards! I think the blue and orange one is my fav! Thanks for sharing!

Shauna said...

Gorgeous and creative set of cards!

lynn said...

you are the queen of cas, karen! these are so fab! love the misting on the last one:)

lisa arana said...

these are definitely a wonderful gift. lovely set.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What to put those goodies to work and love how you wrapped 'em all up.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is a stunning gift set and I love the glassine bag you wrapped them in. Those Paper Smooches sentiments work beautifully with the flower accents!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Your one-layer cards are beautiful Karen!:)

Elizabeth Cooper said...

What a beautiful set of cards! You did a fabulous job with the card kit, and I think you've just convinced me to sign up for the Artful Delight kit subscription. It would make a great holiday gift to myself. :-)

Trinh said...

Lovely set of cards! Wonderful way to showcase the handmade embellies.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love this C&S card set Karen!!
TFS~

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful cards Karen... Have a FABULOUS Christmas with you and your family!...hugs..xoxo

Aimes said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift so perfectly packaged! :)
I especially love the medallion with the aperture - fabby!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

papertrails leaver said...

Love the simpleness of these cards and ey are wonderfully made!

~Tammy~ said...

These are great CAS creations! I love making pop through cards! It's been awhile so thanks for the inspiration!

Alice Wertz said...

love this! wonderful gift idea!

Jenny said...

Now this makes a really pretty gift, love the glassine wrapping too :)
Jenny x

Janetcraft said...

oh, I just wish I have this!