Saturday, December 29, 2012

12 Kits of Christmas - December Edition

Ok you might be thinking Christmas is over!!  Well actually no it's not!  The 12 Days of Christmas (also known as Christmastide and Twelvetide) actually begin on December 25 and end on January 5.  But regardless of that The 12 Months of Christmas is a group of designers who take turns providing supplies to the others to make Christmas Cards.   We all get the same kit and post on the same day so we can see the different ways we all used the products.  This month is bittersweet for me.  We've made it through the year (12 posts) and have some big changes for next year.  I am sad because this is the last post in the 12 Kits for Cathy Weber and Suzanne Dahlberg.  I will miss seeing their vision of the kits - but it won't stop me from stalking their blogs!

Our host for December was Sharron from On Papillon Wings.  Sharron is one of the sweetest people you would ever want to meet and she always has a kind word!   She was so generous with the kit she put together for us with all sorts of goodies that I haven't used before and am now addicted to!  Take a look at this fabulous kit - velvet ribbon, fancy die cuts from Impression Obsession, Memory Box and My Favorite Things, Stamps from Casual Fridays, Lawn Fawn, WPlus9 and Papertrey Ink.... wow!  just all the bling and shimmery ribbons would make me happy!  Now I don't know if I am getting better at this (I started this club in January and only made one card) or if I got one of those "kits that make themselves" that Joyce is always so lucky to get but this time I made 5 (and I could have kept going... dang it - I didn't use those cute little mittens and sweaters!)  I know Sharron loves birds so I will start off with those and name them each accordingly... here goes....     

   Blue Bird
Red Birds       

I love how all the cards look so different and their natural theme!  But wait that's not all... check out what the rest of the 12 Kits designers put together with this gorgeous kit!!  Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs... starting with Miss Sharron ... our hostess with the mostest!  You can tell her what a great kit she put together for us!

Sharron December
Renee January
Cathy February
Suzanne March
Marybeth April
Joyce May
Amy June
Christina July
Kim August
Kara September
Jessica October

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:  Finished size of all cards 6x6" except Red Birds 6.25" x 4.5"
Stamps:  Snowflake Greetings Casual Fridays, Making Frosty Friends, Winter Fox Lawn Fawn, IN the Meadow, Pretty Peonies, Signature Christmas, Papertrey Ink, Folk Art Flurries, Winter Wishes WPlus9
Card stock:  Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White, Vintage Cream Papertrey Ink, Soft Stone, Old Olive, Baja Breeze Stampin Up!, Oatmeal WPlus9
Pattern/Texture Paper:  Glitter Paper  Opal White LSS< Snowy Days Bo Bunny, Mitten Weather Cosmo Cricket
Dies/Punches Birds, Pine Branch Impression Obsession, Mittens Sweater Lifestyle Crafts, Anna snowflake, Tall Birch Memory Box, Sentiment Strips, Snow Drifts My Favorite Things, Christmas Label, Framed Out #3, In the Meadow, Mat Stack 4, Pretty Peonies Frame Papertrey Ink, Pretty Patches Tree, Seasonal Sentiment, Simple Snowflake WPlus 9, Scalloped Oval Punch (Marvy)
Embossing Folders:  Christmas Words and Dots Set (Sizzix - Hero Arts)
Embellishments:  Bells Darice, Buttons Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, Felt National Non wovens, Gemstones
Paper Studio, Pearls Rhinestones, Large Gemstone Recollections, Ribbon Hobby Lobby / Michael's
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive Stampin Up, Rich Cocoa, Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black Momento
Things I added: Divine Twine Holiday, Chevron Washi Tape, 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Copic Markers


Tracey McNeely said...

Your cards are seriously gorgeous Jeanne! I have been sitting here drooling over them. The colour scheme that Sharron chose is awesome and those birds are so cute. The velvet ribbon is incredible and I love the way you coloured your snowmen! Your deer card is such a beautiful scene. LOVE everything.

Suzanne said...

Hi Jeanne! You've amazed us again! I love love love the red gingham ribbon with those red birds and the blinged up tree on the first card, along with that washi tape. Your velvet bow on the last one is so perfect, too. They're all great! Happy New Year!

Kara said...

Wow! Gorgeous!! Love all of the bling on your cards...can always count on you for that;) That bow you tied so perfectly with that blue velvet ribbon will stay with me for a long time!!:) Looking forward to another great year of the 12 kits!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful projects Jeanne! I love the blingy tree~gorgeous colors there!

Cathy Weber said...

5 cards...and you named them too? Wow, look at you and washi tape on one of them! Beautiful cards, both elegant and cute. Love the snowmen scene and the birch trees. Love how you used that third snowbank piece...I didn't know what to do with that one! Blue bird and red birds were also great cards, love althe bling on the tree with the ribbon and twine bows on blue bird. I love that bright blue ribbon! Great cards once again Jeanne.

Renee said...

They're all fabulous!!
I love them all...
but the red and green...
I think that's my favorite...
it's the gingham!!
But then those adorable little snowmen...
I held onto them for a reason...
so glad I did!! :)
You always do the most amazing things with the kits...
you keep me in awe!! :)

Lisa M said...

What's not to love here? You have done a marvelous job with ALL of these. I think what I love the most about your cards is the wonder and excitement I find when discover yet another layer. :D Super terrific job on these my friend.
Lisa xx

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, wow! As always, your cards are just so stunning and filled with so much amazing detail and sparkle. Love each and everyone but my favorite card is your first one, that tree is just so beautiful with all of that bling. I really struggled with how to really showcase that embossed green paper and you did an amazing job with it and I will be CAS'ing this card for use. So classy!

Sharron said...

Beautiful job with the kit, Jeanne! The detail on the first card is amazing. I feel so lucky to have received it for Christmas so I was able to enjoy it even more IRL! The gingham bow & bells on the red birds and all the bling with the snowflakes look fantastic. And your deer card is gorgeous--so elegant & serene. Then there's your whimsical, bright snowmen looking so adorable on the last card, with your perfect bow trim! LOVE them all!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!

Marybeth said...

Oh such fun and pretty cards… you made lots! Love the tree with all the orntaments…sooo pretty! I had to order the branch and birds and your turned out beautiful with the gingham bow! The snowflake card with the rhinestones is gorgeus… wonderful cards Jeanne! Happy New Years to you and your family.

Christina said...

You found the perfect papers to go with the gorgeous colors of this kit! These are all so beautiful, but I am especially in love with the serene winter scene you created on the deer card. I'd imagine you had little trouble being inspired to do winter cards with the view out your window right now! I'm at my parents near Bloomington and even they have over a foot of snow!

Jill Norwood said...

These are all so beautiful! I love the sweet jingle bells and all of the beautiful ribbons and details on your cards! Love the blue and green color combo too! Gorgeous cards ALL!!! So happy that Renee pinned all the cards so I can just follow the 12 kits board! Yeah! So fun to see everyone's gorgeous creations each month! I am going to try and make at least 1 Christmas card/tag each month this year when I see all of your posts!
Happy New Year!
:) Jill

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very well done, Jeanne! You have showcased all the different elements brilliantly!!

Happy New Year!!

Joyce said...

Oh, wow. Your cards are all so incredible. You were able to take these ingredients and put your own stylish twist on them. It is so amazing to see how you can add so many touches to make each card that much more beautiful. I think I like your deer scene card the best, but I'm not sure, because I may like the snowman the best, too.

JJ Bolton said...

Love the variety of the cards you made with Sharron's kit! Love the green/blue theme going on! Thanks to you and all the Kit Girls:) Such lovely, lovely inspiration all year long!

The Paper Parade said...

BEAUTIFUL cards this month! I absolutely LOVE the first card, I love all that colorful bling on the white tree...just gorgeous! I think the deer card is a close second, though, I love the scene you created.