The theme for February's kit is Little Houses. This is the more floral/colorful kit of the two being announced for February (the Add-On Kit: Odd Houses has coordinating papers, collage sheets and more houses, but the scrapbook papers are more like building materials or wallpaper prints).
And there's a swap this month, too! The Mad, Mad, Mad House Swap. Both kits include images perfect for the houses in the swap.
Back to what is in this kit, there are THREE new collage sheets!
- Fancy French Houses Collage Sheet (3 houses that can cover the entire side of one of wider houses from the House Oddities Box (or the houses in this kit). Plus pediments sized to fit the width of the same wide houses, and extra bits like a wrought iron fence, large wrought iron window grille, and a set of Art Nouveau lamps.)
- Brick, Arches & Climbing Roses Collage Sheet (This one wandered around awhile before settling, but I like how it turned out. The 3 panels of a brick building in lower left fit the narrow houses in the House Oddities Box. Also includes a wide fence with wrought iron gate, and lots of options for arch-shaped doors (and climbing roses).)
- Rustic Trees & Foliage Collage Sheet (Silhouetted potted plants, a bench with a shrub, a tree, and a rooster (plus some tall panels of country cottages and bee skeps).)
This kit also includes THREE 12" x 12" scrapbook papers (A mix of papers from the new Provincial Collection with some Springy pink roses.)
And finally, a sweet little set of chipboard houses (that could be used with the House Oddities Box — in the add-on kit or sold separately). And even used alone they can be hinged together to make a cute little house-shaped card all by themselves. See below for a card by Teri Calia as an example.
Note: that extra house shape cut (with a window cut-out in it) is a special item only available if you join the swap or if you buy this kit.
See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to all of the items in the kit.
AND: all the items in the kit are On Sale, too!
Beside the artwork below by Teri Calia, there are houses by Design Team Members Kristin Batsel, Caroline Ouzts-Hay and Shannon Cooper in the Odd Little Houses Gallery (and more will be added during February).
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
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If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on October 16th, the November kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
Here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies are listed on the blog post announcing this kit.