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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Card Kit Swap with Nonni and Marina - take #1

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. We're supposed to make 4 cards out of the kit and we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple and fun.

Nonni sent us the first kit, it contained 4 sheets of patterned papers, 1 dry embossed one and 2 heat embossed ones. And there were stamped flowers and leaves, sequins and bling. 
I sure had fun with Nonni's kit and here's what I made:

Card #1: A "just because" card
Everything on this card is from Nonni, a part from the embossed sentiment on vellum and the metal thread. I kept the colors limited, I only added Wink of Stella and colored a few details in with a golden gel pen. I used embossing powder similar to the color of the DP. The sentiment is in Norwegian, it's the definition of flower "FLOWER - a beautiful and unique gift from nature created for sharing".

Card #2: A birthday card
The die cut panel with sentiment and butterflies are my own, everything else comes from Nonni's kit. I so love the animal printed paper in blue!

Card #3: A "with sympathy" card
I loved this stamped paper and had a hard time cutting into it, afraid of ruining it, and I certainly didn't want to risk anything by inking. So I just cut it to make a panelled card, added a sympathy sentiment and a die cut rose.

Card #4: A card for a 50th birthday
I was a bit anxioussponging the embossed paper with red ink, but I didn't mess up. Added a strip of one of the patterned papers and made a square card. The flowers were colored with Promarkers and Wink of Stella. From my own stash I added some black lace, a die cut swirl and banners with DYMO sentiments.

I'd love to hear which card is YOUR favorite and why.


Nonni said...

Wow Pia, these are all amazing! I love the first and third one the most. I also really like how you've combined the die cut flowers with the bg heat embossed flowers in your last card, I great idea! Also the selective coloring in your first card looks fab -I almost did that too but then changed my mind -great minds think alike! :) I'm glad you enjoyed crafting with the kit. xxx

Pat K said...

4 lovely cards but I think the first one is my favourite...lovely colour choice, embossing and most of all the vellum. Pat K x

*Vicki* said...

All of these are absolutely gorgeous Pia!! You've done such an amazing job with the kit! Really gorgeous ideas!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

meg said...

They are all stunning Pia, you have achieved very different looks with each, torn between the top one and the monochrome as favourite, the top one has a bold coloured background as a contrast to the embossed panel and the monochrome because of the lay out, enjoy your holiday.

Mervi said...

Wow fabulous set of cards. My fave is the sympathy card, very elegant;-))m

sandie said...

Fabulous bunch of cards and isn't fun being in these clubs!

Lau W said...

Wow ! Great job ! Superb cards !
Love them all, an looove the first, for the design i think, and the sentiment, it's difficult to choose ;-)

Chrissy said...

Fabulous selection of cards Pia and what a great idea to have a kit what you have made..


cotnob said...

They are all gorgeous Pia, it looks like a fabulous kit. My favourite has to be the first one, such an elegant design and beautiful colours - the embossed sentiment looks lovely on vellum and matches the design paper perfectly.

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww Pia.... They are all amazing! Your elegant style come out from each one!!! Great idea this swap, and beautiful items from Nan, but I wouldn't have been able to create 4 cards from them!!! :D And you have been very busy :D
Love all them: the first one for it's unusual cold design, the embossed papers with the dictionary quote on the vellum and those superb flowers with a few of colour, it remember me the winter time; the second one for the feel of forest and wild life, but a so elegant and feminine look; the third for it's clear and somber style, just perfect for a sympathy card; and the last one for the sweet, warm, feminine and lovely look... thet remember me the cherries and the spring! Perhaps I could choose the first and the last ones as my favourite, also if they have two opposite feels :D

Marina said...

Card 1 – Is that stitching around the edge – how brave! I would have been too nervous that I’d ruin it. I love the angle you’ve put the embossed paper at, and all the text . (enter it into Inkspirational?)
Card 2- I confess, I didn’t actually like the leopard print paper when I first opened the kit and wasn't going to use it …I was wrong. I liked it on my card, I liked it on Nonni’s , and I love it here too. With the flowers and butterflies it makes me think of an exotic menagerie in a 1930s Hollywood star’s home . (Is that weird?)
Card 3 – How clever to make one piece look so layered and great in monochrome.
Card 4 – Yes, I think this is the most similar card to any of mine but you did so much more with it and it looks great.
Love them all – such variety! If I have to choose I will go for card 1 – just for the fabulous design.
I’m loving this and so glad we are doing it !

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I want to join that SWAP Pia
may I ??please ask Nonni??
I love what you made here
FIRST card yaay as I have seen this on your post...Hmm Pia you are so fast to have this stamp set
but no it is SWAP also its amaze me how you only colored the middle of the flowers and the sentiment fit so good with the DP..CLEVER Pia
second card ach again that Flower love the blue and green and that DP looks like animal your added of the bfly
third card hmmm I love black and white and you can always made it so elegant love love this much Pia so adorable (my ONCE MORE Bday card maybe hehe)
And the last one steal the GAME it is the winner
how that red color of flower so vibrant and adorable against that soft BG
love your arrangement Pia
They are all A+ cards and winner cards Pia
I only womder why she did not visited me...hmmm is she sick is she busy in the office
oopppss Pia..I know now the answer you were busy made these adorable cards
Now jump again to your other post
(am I the longest comentator today haha)

Loz said...

Four Fantastic cards Pia..Loz

Tammy said...

WOW Pia all of your cards are beautiful!! What a fabulous card kit... I think my favorite is your first card, the layout and embossing are gorgeous!
Tammy x

Imke said...

Adorable cards, Pia ! I love being in Card Kit Swaps and if it´s a little group it´t totally nice and something special.

Asha said...

Well done, Pia! I honestly cannot pick a favourite. What a fun thing to do among friends. Well done. Can't wait to see what Nonni and Marina have been working on.
x Asha

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a fun idea, Pia! Nonni put together an awesome card kit for you! I love all four cards! If I had to pick a favourite, it would be #1 because of the gorgeous offset embossed panel and coloured sentiment. Beautiful job! Can't wait to see cards for your future kits with this group!

Donna said...

Wow, four in one and they are all charming and beautiful!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful selection love the flowers-but I think the black and white one is my favourite
Carol x

Zoe Tant said...

All four are gorgeous and so different and all are very elegant. Love the different styles and techniques. TFS Zx

Donna Ellis said...

I love what you did with Nonni's kit! Pia, each card is beautiful. Possibly my favorite is the first card, but I am captivated by all three! Thanks for sharing about your swap, and what you created from it! Hugs, de

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

some really gorgeous cards there, Pia love them all! Such a great use of flowers :D
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

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