Wednesday, May 30, 2012

12 Kits of Christmas - May 2012


 Are you ready for another edition of the 12 Kits of Christmas?  Just to refresh your memory, this is a group of 12 designers. Each has been assigned a month to provide the Christmas crafting supplies to the other 11 members. We all receive the same supplies and post our creations on the last day of every month. It's interesting to see how we all come up with something different with the same kit of supplies

Our hostess this month is Joyce from cards-by-the sea.  Joyce has stepped in and introduced our "First Kit of Hanukkah".   Chanukah, also spelled Hanukah, or Hanukkah, celebrates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem.  It is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated by lighting candles on a Menorah, playing dreidel, and of course opening presents!  I was excited to receive this kit because now I will be prepared for my Jewish friends this holiday season.


I am going to keep the rest of this post short because it is so photo heavy.  I don't know how or why, but since January I have been adding a card or tag each month.  May is no exception - I came up with 5 creations.  Here they are:


If you like these, why not see what the rest of the team came up with for this months challenge? Here's a list of the designers with links to their blogs!

Joyce May (Our Hostess this month)
Amy June
Christina July
Kim August
Kara September
Jessica October
Jeanne (That's Me!) November
Sharron December
Renee January
Cathy February
Suzanne March
Marybeth April

Thanks for having a look! Join us next month to see the latest in the 12 Kits of Christmas!

Jeanne

Supplies Used: 
Menorah Card   - Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  PTI Mazel Tov, Impression Obsession Jewish Greetings
Paper:  Pattern Paper Digital Kit from Etsy, Solid Paper:  Papertrey (PTI) Ink Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Gold Foil AC Specialty
Die Cuts:  Spellbinder Postage Stamps, Classic Squares, PTI Double Ended Banner
Extras:  Gems, Seam Binding Hug Snug Blue Jay

Dreidel Card  - Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  PTI Mazel Tov
Paper: Pattern Paper Digital Kit from Etsy, Solid Paper: Papertrey (PTI) Ink Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Gold Foil AC Specialty
Die Cuts:  Border:  Spellbinder Persian Accents, Romantic Rectangles, PTI Limitless Layers Ovals, Tag Sale #3, Double Ended Banner
Extras: Button PTI, Seam Binding Hug Snug Blue Jay

Wine Bottle Tag
Stamps: PTI Mazel Tov, Tranqility Trilogy
Paper: Pattern Paper Digital Kit from Etsy, Solid Paper: Papertrey (PTI) Ink Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Gold Foil AC Specialty
Die Cuts: Memory Box Whimsy Circle, PTI Triangle, Limitless Layers Circles, Wine Bottle Tag
Extras:  Gold Gems, 1.5" wired ribbon - Costco
Border Punch EK Success Zig Zag Stitch

Gift Box
Stamps:  PTI Tranqility Trilogy
Paper: Pattern Paper Digital Kit from, Impression Obsession Jewish Greetings
Etsy, Solid Paper: Papertrey (PTI) Ink Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Gold Foil AC Specialty
Die Cuts: Memory Box Whimsy Circle, PTI Triangle, Favor it #3, Fillable Frame #10, Spellbinder Damask Accents
Extras:  Twinery Denim Twine, Border Punch EK Success Dotted Scallop

Gift Tag
Stamps: PTI Tranqility Trilogy, "For You" From Waltzingmouse Nutcracker Sweet
Paper: Pattern Paper Digital Kit from, Impression Obsession Jewish Greetings
Etsy, Solid Paper: Papertrey (PTI) Ink Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Gold Foil AC Specialty
Die Cuts:  Spellbinder Ironwork Motifs, Labels 17, PTI Button Card Die Collection, Limitless Layers Ovals, Tag Sale #6, Quickutz Star of David
Extras: Twinery Denim Twine, Border Punch EK Success Dotted Scallop , Buttons PTI, Ribbon

14 comments:

Joyce said...

Love, love, love all your projects. And, you have just the cutest extra golden bling, too. You were one busy gal this month, and your Jewish friends will be very surprised. I love how your used all the patterned papers, added gold, and went so glam with the ribbons.

Renee said...

Well...
I knew you were going to blow me away...
you always do...
but I didn't know my booty was going to hurt from hitting the floor so hard upon landing!!
WOW!!
You just amaze me with your sight and how you see things...
I'm in awe!!
The gold die cuts...
perfection!!
Your wine tag...
amazing!
Love the way you layered it up!
And the cards...
and the gift box...
and the gift tag...
Sweetie I bow to you!!

JJ Bolton said...

Wowza! I'm going to have to come back later when I have more time to soak in all the goodness!

Fabulous, fabulous cards Jeanne!

Cathy Weber said...

5? Are you trying to put us all to shame? LOL, love all your cards and tags Jeanne. All that gold really screams "Jeanne" and if all our projects were lined up in a row...I would instantly know which were yours. You added such great touches to each one, love the first card with the combo of patterned papers and pinked images and that dreidel card with those neat layered die cuts behind the image...fabulous! Great job, and I imagine we will be seeing 6 projects for June!

Lisa S. said...

Such a great post and I love the pictures of these awesome projects. Each one is a treat Jeanne!

Kim said...

I think I need to pull out my sunglasses for your cards and project, wow....they just sparkle like diamonds wrapped up in the most beautiful gold. Everything is classy and elegant and they are all show stoppers!!! That gold paper you used is so beautiful and the ribbon for the bows, a classy touch. The dies you used, just perfect for this kit!

Marybeth said...

Stunning projects Jeanne! I thought all my projects looked pretty good, and then I come to your blog…….Gorgeous! The gold papers added such a richness and elegance to the projects. Love the way everything is framed up in the first one. This was a great kit and I love everything you made. You continue to amaze me!

Sharron said...

Wow, Jeanne--I knew your projects were going to be special--but WOW! These are amazing!! They are so elegant and gorgeous with all the gold and bling! Love all the layering and perfect details! One of my favorites in the wine bottle tag. What an incredible gift that would be!

Kara said...

Fabulous projects! Each one so detailed!! Great job mixing patterns. So lovely!!

The Paper Parade said...

Look at that bow on the wine tag...WOW!!! Now that is a show stopper...and I love how you did all the layering with the dies on the tag, too :) I think that the first card is my favorite, though. The patterned paper combination and the 3 menorahs in a rob with the gold accent, just stunning!

Amy said...

Goodness sakes Jeanne! I just am oogling over your projects! You just poured elegance into all of them with the addition of the gold accents. That first card is outstanding with the hint of gold layering the middle menorah that is accented with blue gems! Love that detail! Then there's that second card with the perfectly matched ribbon and tied bow. Stunning! :)

Christina said...

Gorgeous projects, Jeanne! I love the tiny gems you added to the menorah and dreidel and the beautiful gold accents. You really outdid yourself this month!

Suzanne said...

Oooooh I see BLING! YAY! They're all gorgeous but I really do love that bling in your first photo! You are the layering master!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS projects!! I LOVE everything you created with your kit!! Such a FUN idea for you all to switch it up this month!!
Have a GREAT day!