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Monday, March 15, 2010

The March Key Ingredients

Hey everyone! Myself and some of the Baker's Dozen are with you today to share our March Key Ingredient Challenge projects. The monthly Key Ingredients is a monthly kit club, that delivers to you, the latest coordinating products for your papercrafting needs. And let me tell you, the kit for this month DELIVERS!! This month's is probably my most favorite yet! You see, Taylor hand picks the hottest paper packs out there and then selects cardstocks AND embellishments to match...taking out all the hard work (and shopping) for you! AND it's delivered right to your door each month! You can read more about the Subscription details HERE. Oh! And if you subscribe, there are MANY perks (discounts, challenges, storage) solely for subscribers.

So this month, Taylor has challenged us and you subscribers to create a card or project that includes texture inspired by the outdoors. And this is why I love this month's kit sooo much...



Gorgeous butterflies!! I love these butterflies so much! They are just gorgeous and the earth toned double-sided paper is just luscious too! And you know what? These papers and embellishments are EXCLUSIVE to subscribers ONLY!! Want to know something else really cool that I love about the kit....?? I can make at least 16 cards with it!

Here is the full card.




I was overly inspired by the outdoors (because the weather here has just been gorgeous), so I brought the outdoors to my card! I wanted to mimic the flowers that are emerging from the trees around here and the butterflies leisurely flying by. :) I picked up a twig straight from my backyard Oak tree and added a little color with some olive pigment ink. I then punched out some small flowers with a piece of the patterned paper from the kit and created clusters of flowers. The centers were embellished with Platinum Stickles (another MUST HAVE in your arsenal of embellies) :) My sentiment fit perfectly from the set, Favorite Peeps...my current go-to set! And for a bit more texture, I added some burlap and sewed my patterned paper right to it...worked perfectly!

And now I'm super anxious to see what the rest of us have come up with. Come and join me in checking out these blogs....

Karen
Jodi
Charmaine
Taylor

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

13 comments:

Karen Giron said...

You wow me every time Melissa! I love how you captured spring with all of those lovely blossoms and the tree - it's gorgeous!!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! Love all the fabulous textures! Hugs Juls

Joan said...

What a fantastic card - I love that butterfly!!! I also like all the different textures you've used.

Alex Maldonado said...

OH MY!! I was almost afraid to come see what you had done with this kit!! AMAZING as always!! LOVE your style, you so rock!! :)

Jodi C. said...

OH, WOW!!! Your card is STUNNING!!!! I love how you used the KI and added nature to it!! WOW!! SO INSPIRING!!! THANKS!!!!
Jodi

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOWSA girlie! I totally LOOOOOVE this! The burlap is a phenom idea and it is SOOOO perfect with these papers! LOVE the branch with the blossoms you created! This is amazing!!

Heather Jensen said...

SO cute! Spring is definately here. I am glad. :)

Jeanie said...

Ok, gotta say that burlap is just PERFECT on this card!! What a clever idea and what great texture it adds. Great card Melissa!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Melissa! I LOVE those flowers. What a wonderful touch! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Karen Motz said...

This is SO pretty and full of dimension...WOW!!!!!!

Kim Hughes said...

You create BEAUTIFUL things Melissa. I hope you are submitting to Paper Crafts magazine

Kim Hughes
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE THIS!

NĂºria said...

gorgeous card!!!
I love the different levels of the elements, great and fantastic job!!

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