Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas: July 2012

This month's beautiful kit was created by our very own Christina of Sea Glass and Sentiments. Boy did she send SOOO much stuff! I seriously could have made at least 3-5 more cards, but I stopped because of our new monthly addition that you'll learn more about at the end of this post. 

Did you just happen by and have no idea what the 12 Kits of Christmas is? Well check out my first blog post in January, here, which explains all the details. Now on to the cards!

So I actually have 3 favorites this month! Both bird cards, and the one with the red bow and branch. This was such a great kit to work with, Christina!

And a new addition to our monthly cards...a Case! Everyone has a lot of supplies left over from other kits and decided that it would be fun to case a card from one of the other members each month. (I have to start saving some more supplies, now!). So for my first Case, I chose this card from Christina: 

Now I didn't have the woodgrain impression plate, so I used some Amuse woodgrain paper. I also didn't have another red window cut out, so I used green, and used my own embossing folder for the snow which was slightly different from her's, but you get the idea ;) Thanks for such a great card for inspiration, Christina!

Want to know the ingredients to all these wonderful crafty goodies? Here is a supplies list:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Riding Hood Red, Old Olive), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)

Patterned paper:  Authentique (Wonder)

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse (Big Bloom Poinsettia, Vintage Labels 18), Hero Arts (Big Pine Bough), Inkadinkadoo (Holiday Words--tree), Practicing Creativity (Retro Christmas--candy cane stripes), WPlus9 (Poinsettia Patterns, Winter Wishes--sentiments), Papertrey Ink (Fresh Alphabet)

Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Riding Hood Red, Old Olive), Memento (Tuxedo Black)

Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 18 dies), Memory Box (Perched Reed Bird, Twigs & Berries dies), PTI (Photo Finishers Dies)

Accessories:  Etsy (ivory seam binding), AC Moore (red satin, olive stitched ribbon), May Arts (twine), Queen & Co. (Twinkle Goosebumps, pearls), Bazzill (paper leaves)

Now that you've seen all that I've created, please head on over to the other girls' blogs to check out their creativity!

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


  1. Your bird on the pine tree made me smile, I think a lot of us did the same thing . It's the perfect home for that little bird. Your cards are all gorgeous!Love the Happy Holiday one. The layout and pretty papers on the first one is so pretty with that elegant tree. Your cased card turned out perfect. Nice work on all.

  2. Wow, your cards are all so wonderful. What a great idea to put the bird on the tree and another on the branch. And, your case is just darling. I was thinking of doing that one, too.

  3. I always have so many favorites of yours Jessica! I am feeling the same and love your bird cards. The one with the bird on the branch is my favorite.....just a great layout! Your CASE card is definitely sweet....I love that you changed up the look with the woodgrain paper!

  4. Beautiful cards!! Wasn't that bird so fun to work with?! I love how you used them. Your CASE is perfect too!!

  5. Gorgeous cards! I love the one you chose to case too! I love the green gingham and black bird card! So striking! All of them are lovely and have provided tons of Christmas inspiration to me! Thanks! :)

  6. Ah...you are all rocking Christina's kit. So, so fabulous. I love your last one. The sweet little sled is perfect.

  7. They're all fabulous!!
    Love that birdie on the pine branch...
    perfect with just that touch of gingham peeking out!!
    And what a great CASE too!!
    That window is perfect on the woodgrain paper!!
    Christina sent such a fabulous kit...
    and you created such fabulous cards with it...
    love them all! :)

  8. Merry Christmas! You girls always make me smile wtih these posts. LOVE your CASE card...that red woodgrain paper is fabulous:)

  9. Oh Jessica, you outdid yourself! I love your first card with the xmas tree and the twine bow. Putting the branch over the die on the second card was really smart! I also loved the 1,2,3,4,5,6 card...great way to use those pieces of the kit. You made a case I almost made myself...love those windows and the girl on the sled. Great job on Christinas kit ...you are so talented!

  10. Don't make me pick a favorite because I think they are all fab! I'm scrolling through them like I'm looking at fireworks... oooh ,.... aahhhh... love seeing all the different ways you used the elements.. I really like the pp that you broke into blocks on the last one - so clever! But I adore the birds too! Forget it - I won't even try - I love them ALL!

  11. Wow, girl, you did an incredible job with this kit! If I *had* to pick a favorite, I would have to say I really love the first one with the red bird perched on the banner and the great mix of patterned papers. I like how you added the branch to the label on the second one, and I am definitely inspired to use that collage-style paper now. Your red poinsettias look fantastic against the olive damask, and I'm loving how several of us put a bird in that pretty pine branch. I still have the paper with the number blocks to use, so thanks for the idea to break it up--it looks great! Finally, you are so sweet to CASE one of my fave cards from our first month. The red woodgrain is a fantastic twist. Thanks for all of the inspiration, Jessica!

  12. WOW, all so gorgeous, Jessica! And you used one of the birds with the tree--so adorable! Love how you so effectively used the different patterned papers. Awesome bird card and I adore the way you cut the number blocks and used them behind a sentiment! Great job with everything!! Love your version of the CASE card too. The woodgrain and brighter color gives a whole new look--very pretty!

  13. Jessica, I love your CASE card, so sweet. All of your cards are just so stunning and beautiful, my favorite one is your poinsettia card and I love how you layered the two different sizes. Another set of cards that make me happy to still have lots of left overs to play with. Thank you so much for your incredible inspiration...love them all.

  14. Oh, Jessica! They're all so great!!! I'll start at the bottom - the CASE is so fresh and modern! Love how it's so similar but also different! LOVE the handcut poinsetties and the numbers cards, too - I didn't know what to do with those. And I love all the little details you have added - the pinking border, the brads - so beautiful.


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