Monday, January 30, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas - January 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas came about when Suzanne and Renee decided to be better prepared for sending Christmas cards the coming year.  To keep each other from straying from their commitment they decided to challenge each other with themes, supplies, and sketches. This idea bloomed into the 12 Kits of Christmas  (a play on the 12 Days of Christmas). 

Here's how it works:  There are 12 designers - each will play hostess for one month.   The hostess will put together 12 identical kits in their own unique style that will include paper, stamped images, die cuts, and embellishments.    The 12 designers of The 12 Kits of Christmas group are challenged to create a Christmas card using the ingredients supplied by the hostess of the month.  Creations will be revealed at 12:01am ET on the last day of each month.

Renee started the ball rolling for 2012 with a great package of goodies... die cuts from Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, and Papertrey Ink.  She also included velvet ribbons, seam binding, jingle bells, twine, buttons and stamped images from Waltzingmouse and Papertrey.  Paper is from October Afternoon Holiday Style.  The color scheme she selected  was classic red, white and green.  Here's a shot of the package of goodies...      How could you go wrong with this bundle of goodness???

I went with the silhouette image from PTI's In the Meadow and made a classic holiday scene.  All the items used have been supplied by Renee EXCEPT for the card backing, frame, silver tag, and the crochet lace.  If you are curious and would like to see what the other ladies came up with - feel free to blog hop along.  Maybe jingle all the way?   Oh... and did I mention that there is a little blog candy to be had???   Just leave a little love (a sweet comment) on each of the blogs and you will be entered to win - it's that simple!  Links to all the designers are listed below
Suzanne
Joyce
Kim
Amy
Christina

Thanks for stoping by!

Jeanne

Ingredients:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Dies:  Spellbinders:  Fancy Tags Trio, Petite Ovals, Labels 10, Grand Ovals
PTI:  In the Meadow Silhouettes, In the Meadow
Memory Box:  Star of Wonder, Essex Label
Stamp:  Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season
Paper:  October Afternoon Holiday Style

26 comments:

Marybeth said...

I knew this was going to be good. I cant believe what you have created and I see so much of the kit in this beautiful card! Its just stunning! I love the sleigh with the sparkly hills! Nice! Love how you cut the die up to put in the corners of the card too.

Cathy Weber said...

How in the world did you come up with this? I had the exact same things and would never have been able to come up with it. I love the way you wove the ribbon through the lace, the sleigh silhouette in the frame with the patterned paper background, every single element is perfect. Gorgeous card Jeanne.

Renee said...

OK...
I quit!
This is so gorgeously stunning...and I have to agree with Cathy...
we had the SAME ingredients and I could have never come up with this...
from now on I'm going to wait and see what you do and just steal it and claim it as mine...
*giggle*
I LOVE that frame...
so perfect for the sled.
And the lace...
ribbon...
all of it's just gorgeous!
And you know I'm just kidding about stealing and claiming...
right? ;)
Now I have to go to bed before I get arrested for theft...
*giggle*

The Paper Parade said...

OH, Jeanne! Gorgeous!! I love every single element on this card, and there are so many! I love that your snowy scene takes place inside the die... it almost makes it look like a snowglobe! I love that you added the pearls to the snowflakes, and the layering of the ribbons and patterned paper. The buttons on the snowflakes, and the neat sentiment die all tie together to make one fabulous card :)

Christina said...

This is incredible! Wow! I love every little detail, from the tiny gems on the snowflakes to the stars on the sides of the frame to the way you cut up the label die to embellish the corners. Fabulous!

Rhonda said...

What wonderful layers of inspiration. Love this classic scene.

Ginger Claire said...

Beautiful - very classy

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love the scene you created Jeanne! The WM label looks wonderful displayed in the ornate SB metallic label!

Nancy Guse said...

Love all the added embellishments, very beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Jeanne. Love the fabulous die-cuts! The tag looks great. Fun way of making your holiday cards. :o)

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is just stunning. You've done an amazing job with all the die cuts. I LOVE that the die with the sentiment in it is metallic, and love the buttons in the center of those stars. There's so many textures and so much to look at. Love it!

Sharron said...

OMG, this is STUNNING! I had to go back to look several times just to absorb all those fabulous details! The sleigh looks wonderful showcased in the die cut! Love what you did with the papers, the ribbon, the lace--everything is beautiful!!

Joyce said...

I love how you created that oval window with so much going on inside. You have created an entire scene. And the background outside is super, too. You used more embellishments and goodies in your one card than I did in my three. I need to take a lesson from you. Absolutely gorgeous.

Kim said...

This is just so breath taking! So beautiful adn elegant and love how you were so creative and cut up the dies to make the trim around the winter scene. Just beautiful and looking forward to CAS'ing this one.

Robin Cooper said...

What a great challenge!! Love your creation.

JJ Bolton said...

I'm so glad that you're one of the 12 designers! Your card is stunning! I love the velvet ribbon and the plaid paper! And what an awesome silver scrolly! What are those little doodads (technical term, lol) in the top corners?

I love how your brain works dearie:) Can't wait to see all the great stuff you come up with next time:)

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne, love the silhouette and the layering! You created a fabulous card with this kit!

Kara said...

Really beautiful!! I love the stars under the buttons and the beautiful frame!! Stunning!

Deborah Frings said...

What a super idea!! A great pack of goodies to play with - love your silhouette Christmas scene with the sentiment - fab!

Suzanne said...

Jeanne, I love all the details on this. The ribbon through the lace, the corner accents, the perfectly centered focal point...gorgeous! I am just amazed - the stars on the sides, the glittery snow...you used so many elements on one card so perfectly!

Sherry said...

Nice work!

Kathy Mc said...

Your card is beautiful, Jeanne, with so many products used from Renee's kit. What a fun concept and an awesome blog hop!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really gorgeous card, you put your elements together beautifully.

Amy said...

Oh Jeanne! I am blown AWAY by this card! So many details adorning this beauty! Here's the high points of your card (all of it is but here are my favs).....the star dies flanking the sides of the oval frame, the creative cutting of the die for the corners, and then there's that GORGEOUS silver frame for the sentiment. I have no idea how you pulled all of these items together for one card......it is STUNNING! Wow......I think I need to step up my game after visiting your blog! Thank you so much!!! This group is going to be soo much fun!

Olena said...

WOW! This card is awesome! Love all the added embellishments, very beautiful! Olena

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous! love it! I didn't get this set until late in the season... oh, your card is ultra inspiring! thanks!