Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas May 2012

This month our kit was created by Joyce...don't you just love this fun twist? It required a tweaked banner which Suzanne easily created for us. (Have no clue what I'm talking about? Check back to our first post in January here, it explains it all :) Joyce sent SO many supplies! Check out a taste of what was in our kit:

Look at all the goodies I was able to create!

And now a closer look. First I'll start with the 3 cards:

Next a wine bottle tag:

A gift tag:

And finally, a gift bag w/tag!

I loved the bright cheery colors we were given to work with, blue and yellow are a great combination! I've actually never made a Hanukkah card in my life, so this was a new (and fun) experience for me :)

Joyce not only sent the supply list, but she sent a little explanation of this holiday which I thought was very interesting, and that I would share it with you. From her note: "Chanukah, also spelled Hanukah or Hanukkah, is not a very important Jewish holiday, but it is a fun one, nevertheless. It celebrates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after it was attacked by the Greeks, and is also known as the festival of lights. It is normally celebrated by lighting candles on a Menorah, playing dreidel, and eating latkes (potato pancakes). And, of course, presents. In 2012, Chanukah starts the evening of Saturday, December 8th and ends the evening of Saturday December 16th.

Now for the supplies in the kit:
Stamps: PTI sets: Mazel Tov, Triangle Trilogy, Fillable Frames #4 & #10, Label Basics; Impression Obsession: Jewish Greetings
Dies: PTI dies: Wine Bottle Tag, Favor-it #3, Tag Sale #3, #5, #6, Triangle Trilogy, Fillable Frames #4, & #10, Double Ended Banner, Label Basics, Limitless Layers Circles & Ovals, Make a Wish, Pinking Button; Memory Box: Wimsy Circle, Nestabilities: Postage
Paper: PTI: White, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold; Patterned paper is a digital kit from Etsy
Ribbon & Buttons from PTI

Now on to see the other eye candy created by my fellow 12 Kits of Christmas members:

Suzanne: thecardyard
Kara: KandRDesigns
Sharron: OnPapillionWings
Jeanne: AKeptLife
Christina: SeaGlass&Sentiments


  1. Oh, I had the biggest grin on my face, looking at all your beautiful creations. You really did miracles with this kit, and I love every single thing that you created. And, you made a wine bottle tag! I totally forgot that was in the kit. I have had that die forever, and have still never made anything with it. Probably because I drink all my wine, and won't give it away! Please don't make me pick a favorite project--I love them all so much.

  2. You rocked this kit too (I got to Sharron's blog first! :) )!!!
    LOVE that Menorah card...
    so perfect the way you used them!!
    And the triangles...
    Jessica all of this is so creatively fabulous!!
    And you even used the wine tag...
    I saved mine! ;)
    Tags, cards, giftbox...
    it's all incredibly fabulous!!

  3. Jessica, Wow you did so many beautiful fun things with this kit - lots of things I never thought of. I love how you did all the ribbons in unique creative ways - through the tag eyelet, the fun double tails, and used with twine.. WOW! I love the yellow tag with all the buttons the triangles, and the double ribbon! Your personality really comes through in these. They are just so fun and creative!

  4. Oh Jessica, what a fabulous job you did with Joyce's kit! I love the way you tied your ribbon on that first card. I have to zoom in on that one and examine it closely to figure out how you did it! Ii also really, really love that tag with the triangles. I just couldn't figure out how to use the triangles and you used the on several of your cards...perfectly! Great job this month.

  5. Jessica, wow, I am so inspired by everything you have done. All so beautiful, each and every one! I too did not use the wine tag and happy that I still have it to play with. The triangles stumped me too but you just jumped in and played with all of the ingredients and came up with so many wonderful projects. You are ready for a fun and festive holiday season.

  6. OMG, what a fabulous collection! You did such wonderful things with the kit. Love the ribbon treatments, especially the one on the first card--must try that! And what wonderful creations using the triangles! I just couldn't come up with any designs using those and now I can CASE yours! Really, really fantastic use of the kit!!

  7. Amazing projects Jessica! You did such a great job with this … I have to say fun and easy kit…! I see you did use a few items I was not sure what to do with, the one with the ribbon on the first card. Love that! I love the way you used the triangles and put them on one card. Your bottle tag is so pretty as well. You always come up with so many beautiful creations. How was camping?

  8. Incredible!! So many beautiful things!! I just Love your first card!!!!!

  9. Over the top......6 wonderful projects Jessica! LOVE your wine bottle tag especially layered with the other "tag". I definitely will save your post for later to case these!

  10. Jessica, all your projects are wonderful!!

  11. What an awesome collection this month, Jessica! Your cards are fantastic, especially the first one with the way you threaded the ribbon through the little tag. I love how you lined up the menorahs and triangles on the other two cards. I didn't even get started on my tags or treat box, so now I have lots of great ideas for those, too!

  12. Holy Moly! They're all fantastic! But I love the wine tag with the layered tag on top, and your second card, especially...rounded corners steal my heart!

  13. WOW I LOVE everything you created with your kit!! I love that you girls switched it up this month! What a FUN idea!!
    Have a GREAT day!


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