Sunday, September 30, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas: September 2012

Time for the 12 Kits of Christmas! This month was put together by Kara. If you have just stumbled across this post and are curious how it started, check out my first post in January, here, which explains it all. Check out all the cool stuff she sent:

I especially loved that Kara also sent us a 3D item... a holiday planning notebook to decorate! Here is what I was able to create with this awesome kit:

12 Kits Sept. 2012 (1)

12 Kits Sept. 2012 (5)

12 Kits Sept. 2012 (3)

12 Kits Sept. 2012 (4)

So I screwed up the cover template that Kara sent, so the brad at the top right just lets the cover slide over the top of the note pad to make your lists and check them twice ;) I was happily surprised that the Crop-a-dile cut through the cardstock and the entire notepad with ease! (the brad goes all the way through). This was really fun to have in the kit!

12 Kits Sept. 2012 (2)
And of course, a group shot!

12 Kits Group Sept. 2012

For the last few months we've also had a fun new addition, a CASE from one of the other months. I chose to case this card from Suzanne that was from last month's kit:

And here is my card:

12 Kits Case Sept. 2012

My favorites this month are the two bird cards which is funny because at first I didn't like the birds! But they definitely grew on me, they are really fun with those little party hats on :) What do you think?

Here are the supplies that Kara sent along:

My Mind's Eye, All is Bright: Stamps, 6x6 patterned paper, Decorative brads, Twine, and faceted Rhinestones
PTI: Cardstock, Stamps, Dies, Builders, Ink, Notepad, felt, Ribbon, Buttons

Okay, now that you've made it this far, I know you want to see what the other girls have created, I know I do! So go ahead and start hoppin'! Oh and P.S. Next month is my kit! I have a feeling you may be seeing some Paper Smooches take over our 12 Kits group ;)

Jeanne: A Kept Life
Jessica: The Paper Parade
Suzanne: The Card Yard


  1. Well, you did it again--so many wonderful projects, and such vibrant colors. Love all the cards you made, and have to agree with you about the birds--they didn't speak to me at first, and then when I used them, I loved them so much. Love your holiday planner, too.

  2. Jessica all of your projects are fantastic! I love all your cards you mixed the papers beautifully. Your planner is awesome and I think I need to CASE it, I have a feeling by the end of the blog hop I am going to need to CASE 12 planners. The birds in party hats are so cute.

  3. Jessica, just simply amazing. So many wonderful cards, each one just as beautiful as the next one. Your holiday planner is just so cute and the chevron paper is so perfect for it.

  4. I LOVE your cards!! You really used those papers so well in your designs!! I would love to see the notbook open...sounds interesting. I love when a mistake turns into a clever new design!!

  5. And......I forgot to tell you how much I love your CASE!!

  6. All of them are fabulous, Jessica--such festive bright colors! I LOVE the holiday card with the bold stripes! And the notebook is wonderful--stripes and chevrons--just perfect!

  7. I always look forward to your Christmas posts! Love the way you all make the cards with the same items, but they all have your special flare :) The vintage elements are divine! Hugs from Mars!

  8. Jessica, you did such a fabulous job with Karas that little "mistake" with the notepad...what a great way to fix it and no one would ever know! I also really like your chevron cards with the Wonderful Word die cuts...they are so bright and you used so many of the great elements Kara sent us. Great job this month...especially with the case of Suzannes tree card. Perfect!

  9. Wow, you truly do make the most of your kits! Your holiday card with the rhinestone for the 'i' is my favorite.

  10. Beautiful projects Jessica! I like that you used the word holiday alone , like I did! You sure made a lot of beautiful cards. Love both of your banner cards, almost like Joyce’s . Every card is beautiful and CAS . Love your notebook , that was fun making those! Awesome cards!

  11. Jessica they are all fantastic!!
    Love everything you were able to do with this fabulous kit...
    so bright and cheerful! :)
    And what a great CASE!!
    I dropped the ball this month :(...
    but I'll be better next month...
    going to get caught up and hopefully my schedule will allow me a little more time! :)

  12. I just don't honestly know how you do it EVERY SINGLE MONTH! You create beautiful cards from these kits and look at this month? Can I choose a favorite? Nahhh.....but I do especially like the chevron holiday card! Love how you improvised with your notebook....I think it would be neat to use it this way!

  13. Hi Jessica! You did this kit right lady! Love all the great designs you did - especially those with the "words". You really made them pop with the lighter backgrounds. No way I'm gonna try to pick a fave either - love them all - outstanding!

  14. Beautiful! Such festive, bright colors--just wonderful! TFS!

  15. I love the birds in their party hats! :) I love all of the bold chevrons on your projects and how you used lots of those cute embellishments from the kit. Gorgeous clean and simple CASE, too!

  16. You know I love your cards....especially the party bird!!

  17. AWESOME cards, Jessica! And thank you for caseing me!

    My fave is the second one mostly because I am head over heels for the 12.25 banner sentiment! The design is perfect!


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