Monday, December 30, 2013

12 Kits of Occasions December 2013

Hi everyone! Guess what? This month was MY month to host the 12 Kits of Occasions! And I got my favorite occasion...Christmas :) This year I didn't do solely Paper Smooches like last year, but you know I couldn't go without some of the adorable characters and sentiments from my favorite company :) I also added in some Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn for a fun mix up. Sadly I just sat down to work on my cards yesterday so I didn't get as much done as I could have, but hey I've already got 5 Christmas cards done for next year! Make sure to scroll to the bottom for info on the PRIZE!! ;)
First off I couldn't resist making an "ugly" sweater, since those are so in trend. As a card this is pretty cute, though. I made it extra tacky with a huge corduroy button nose on the reindeer!
Do you like the word dies you see in this next card? Want a chance to WIN them?? Well that is this month's prize, so make sure to leave a comment ;)

Well that does it...for now! I save all my reminants from the kits and boy am I glad that I do because I was about 15 cards short this year, so I pulled out my leftovers and knocked those cards out in no time! So now I have plenty left over for next year's cards, too. Now for my supplies used:
Paper Smooches:
Warm Hearts
Christmas Sampler
Enchanted Elves
Christmas Words Die
Poinsettia Die
Lawn Fawn:
Peace, Joy, Love
Winter Bunny (and matching die)
Winter Owl (and matching die)
Winter Sparrows (and matching dies)
Mama Elephant:
Cozy Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Toy Shop
Patterned Paper:
Authentique "Crisp"
Allison Kreft Designs "Snapshots"
SEI Holiday Traditions "Houndstooth"
Allison Kreft Designs "Making Jam"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Stanley"
Allison Kreft Designs " Noteworthy"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Edward"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Franklin"
Embossing Folders:
Stampin' Up Chevron & Woodgrain
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Various Stampin' Up buttons, clips, flowers, brads, etc.
Pearls & Bling: Recollections
Twine: The Twinery
Cardstock: PTI
Sweater Die: PTI
Ink: Stampin' Up & Memento
Okay, I think that does it on the supplies, if I missed something that you are interested in, let me know!
Now I know you may be a bit interested in that prize I mentioned! Well, here's how to get it, go visit my friends' blogs and leave them a little love, I will randomly pick a winner on Thursday and announce it on the 12 Kits blog, so make sure to check there to see if you were a winner! Good luck, and have fun viewing all their gorgeous creations :)



  1. Super fun set of cards Jessica!

  2. the ugly sweater one cracks me up! LOL I hope all is well and your Christmas was extra special this year :) Happy New Year!

  3. What a fabulous kit you created for your team, and the cards you've created here are absolutely delightful! Every card is so unique, showcasing your special style. Fabulous inspiration (and way to ready for next Christmas!!). Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love the big button on the sweater…. made me smile. I cant believe you made all these yesterday.Love them all. Thanks for such a wonderful kit Jessica.
    I bet Christmas was wonderful this year with Sonny.

  5. Your cards were so fun! You put together a great kit this month!

  6. Great kit!! Thank you so much! I love your ugly sweater!! Too cute!

  7. Oh my gosh, that corduroy brad on the reindeers nose made me laugh out loud. How cute! Loved your cards especially Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the little love birds.

  8. Thank you so very much for this amazing kit. I just loved it, and I hope that you can tell from all the cards I was able to make (and still have left overs). Your cards are fantastic, too. You are the queen of the cute, as always. I think I have to say that your little birdies are my favorite, and the 'ugly' sweater (which is not even ugly) gets the best idea prize.

  9. Jessica your kit was SO generous! Right down to the actual, real, live woodgrain stamps, hee! I adored the sweet woodland critters. I don't have any of those stamps, and you are making me want them all! Your "ugly" sweater is the un-ugliest one I have ever seen ;) The corduroy brad is hilarious. I didn't want to even use mine up, loved those! The birdie card is super dee duper cute with how they are tucked into the sentiment. The poinsettia is so fab with those die cut sentiments, such an elegant flair but so fun, TOO! Thanks again for such an inspirational kit! :)XO...and that super sweet Christmas card with adorable Sonny!

  10. Thank you so much for a fabulous kit...loved every bit of it! Saved a lot too...can't wait to use that sweater die. I don't think that is the ugliest sweater I have ever seen...that is a pretty big nose for Rudolph though! I also really love your Santa and Mrs Claus card...they are such cute images. I can't believe you made these all yesterday! Great job and thanks again for a very fun month.

  11. Love that ugly sweater! LOL!!
    What a fabulous kit you sent...
    and I have so many ideas for leftovers after seeing what everyone has done with it...
    such a fabulous collection of cards you have started for next year! :)
    Happy New Year!!

  12. Jessica...this was one amazing kit, I loved every piece of it and so happy to say that I do have left overs to play with another day. With a brand new sweet baby boy, I have no clue how you found the time to do all that you did to make our kits so chocked full of goodness but you did, so my guess is that you just don't sleep. Thank you again, and wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  13. Loved your kit so much! You were so generous and I still have lots left over. You always include the cutest images. I liked Winter Sparrows before but all the great samples have convinced me I need to buy it. And the Mama Elephant images are so adorable. Love your Santa & Mrs. Claus card. Bet this Christmas was so special with Sonny. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

  14. Wonderful kit & love your cards! Those word dies are really neat--great prize!

  15. This looks like an amazing kit. Love the cards you created.
    Happy New Year!

  16. A gallery of gorgeous cards here; you've worked magic with your kit ingredients! Love the Rudolph, the wee birds, the poinsettia, the Claus couple...LOVE everything here! Happy New Year - and thank you for sharing your amazing creativity! Inspiration,+++

  17. I love these cards. My favorites are Joy to the world, the poinsettia and yes the UGLY SWEATER card. I love it.

  18. Jessica, you put together an incredible kit for Christmas! I saved you for last to come and tell you that. You must be so pleased with what all the designers produced from your goodies! Your creations, too, are really fantastic!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Your ugly sweater card is so funny with that huge corduroy nose....truly made me LOL. Love the two with birdies: LF critters are alw a fave and the Joy to the World one with the two little birdies and the heart is so cute and homey.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  20. Jessica.....first of all....enjoy EVERY SINGLE MINUTE you have with that precious boy! They truly grow up so fast...... Your kit was amazing and so you! I love the whimsical images of PS and ME.....gets me out of my comfort zone even though I love these types of images. Your coloring of Santa and the Mrs. is truly amazing......wish I could color like you! Happy new year to you and your family!!!

  21. Jessica I am so sorry to be so late visiting your post. Your kit was absolutely fabulous--I couldn't believe that it was bottomless and so full of inspiration. All of your cards are so beautiful, apparently motherhood has got your mojo on! Love the deer sweater and the three birdies card and wow your colouring is awesome--steady hands. Thank you for creating such a lovely kit. ~hugs

  22. What a fun kit this was to work with, and you were so generous with the supplies! I know I'll be pulling bits and pieces from it to use on projects for a long time. Your ugly sweater card is hilarious, especially with the huge button nose on the reindeer! Love your coloring on Mr. and Mrs. Claus too. Those images are adorable!


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