Monday, November 14, 2016

My Favorite Things–Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit Day 2!


NOTE:  The links to the Card Kit will not be active until 10 PM EST tonight!!

Hello sweet friends!!




I’m popping in today to share a project that I created with the latest My Favorite Things Card Kit!  This month’s kit is called Kitschy Kitchen, and it is uber cute!! Oh my goodness, I had so much fun playing with the contents of this kit!  But, as is usually the case because I’m a bit of a rebel, I’m sharing an “outside the box” take on the kit – which means that I’ve used elements from the kit and paired them with other current My Favorite Things product not included in the kit.




When I saw that darling coffee pot, this is the vision that popped into my head.  Here’s how I created it!


  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base from Black Licorice Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim an A2 panel from Smooth White Card Stock.  Trim another A2 panel from Stamping Mask Paper.  Die cut an aperture from the mask using the Stitched Arch STAX Die-Namics.  Adhere the mask to the Smooth White panel.
  3. Apply a very light blend of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the open space on the card base with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.
  4. Replace the Stitched Arch STAX Die-Namics back into the masked aperture, and emboss the die into the card base using an embossing pad and your manual die cutting machine.  Carefully remove the mask from the image panel.
  5. Using the stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics, die cut the outside edge of the image panel.
  6. Using a Mini MISTI Stamping Tool, stamp the coffee pot and cup image from the Kitschy Kitchen Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Red Hot Hybrid Ink.  Clean the stamps and restamp the images on top of the previously stamped images using VersaMark.  Heat emboss the images using Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  Use the coordinating Kitschy Kitchen Die-Namics to die cut the images.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the Cup of Tea Stamp Set using Black Licorice Hybrid InkStamp the sentiment a second time using VersaMark, and heat emboss it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.
  8. Die cut the shelf from Black Licorice Card Stock using the Kitschy Kitchen Die-Namics.  Adhere the two pieces together with foam tape, and then adhere the assembled shelf to the image panel with more foam tape.
  9. Die cut a table cloth from the Tiny Check Paper Pack using the Stitched Mini Scallop Square Die-Namics.  Cut the scalloped square in half on the diagonial.  Adhere it to the image panel, just under the shelf, using some foam tape.
  10. Adhere the coffee pot and cup to the image panel, on top of the shelf, using foam tape.
  11. Adhere some 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using some Multi Medium Matte.
  12. Adhere the image panel to the card base using foam tape.


There you go!  The contents of this Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit are super versatile and will appeal to any card making style and occasion!  Be sure and click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other “Outside the Box” takes that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!  know you’ll be amazed!!  I’ve listed the products that I used to create my card below.


That’s it for me today!!  I’ll be back later tonight to share the project that I created for the Kitschy Kitchen Release – only a few more hours until this kit can be yours, too!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I sure do appreciate it and YOU!!


PRODUCTS USED (NOTE: The link to the Card Kit will not be active until 10 PM EST tonight!):


Colleen said...

Beautiful. Love your layout and design as well as the colors

Linda Anderson said...

Your cards always make me happy! The instructions of how you created it even happier! This is a wonderfully creative card. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

A great Valentine's Day card!

House Chef said...

Karolyn! Beautiful card! I love red! Love the little gingham cloth on the shelf!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great idea.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet, and that little gingham napkin is so so cute!

Geri said...

You seriously have THE most fabulous and creative ideas in all of blogland! How can anything be better than a gingham table cloth! Love the country' feel of this color combo!

Renee M said...

Beautiful! Such pretty colors!