Friday, June 29, 2012

12 Kits of Chirstmas - June 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.
This month our hostess with the mostest supplying all the goodies is Amy. She's provided all sorts of paper crafting goodness.....  Paper from Simple Stories, Lil'Inker Die Cut Stamped Images, buttons, gems, ribbon and twine (check out the photo to the right!).  This month I made  four cards.  Everything came together seamlessly as if each item was meant to be with the next !!   Amy's style is pure clean and simple with lots of graphic designs.   I think this came through in in the kit she put together for us.  I tried to do Amy proud by channelling her mojo.  I'm happy with the results, and I think  these cards are a different direction from my norm.  The have a lot of clean lines - and not so many of the embellishments that I normally gravitate to. 

I've named each of the cards so you can match up the material list at the bottom of this post.

Post Card
Gift Card Holder
I used this little paper bag that Amy had some of the supplies in for my card.  It is the perfect size to slip a gift card into!

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!

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

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


Supplies Used: 
JOLLY             Finished Size 6x6"
Paper:  25 Days of Christmas Simple Stories,  Solid Paper  Papertrey Ink Kraft, Poppy Red, Ripe Avocado , Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream
Stamps:  Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy Lil Inkers
Die Cuts Lil Inkers Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 5
Embossing Folder: SIzzix  Holly Swirls
Twinery Maraschino Twine, Gems Recollections (Michael's), Button Papertrey Ink, 1/8" red satin ribbon, Ivory Satin (Dollar Tree), Red Twill (Hobby Lobby)

POST CARD  Finished Size 6.5 x 4.25"

Paper:  25 Days of Christmas Simple Stories,  Solid Paper  Papertrey Ink  Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado , Rustic Cream

Stamps & Die Cuts Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy, Texture Plate1, Small Bow, Flags and Tags, Sentiment Flag Die Lil Inkers
Extras:  Memo Pin:  Tim Holtz, Twinery Maraschino Twine, Gems Recollections (Michaels), Button Papertrey Ink,  Mini Clothespin

JOY  FInished SIze:  6" x 6"
Paper:  25 Days of Christmas Simple Stories,  Solid Paper  Papertrey Ink  Pure Poppy , Rustic Cream, Scarlett
Stamps:  Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy Lil Inkers
Die Cuts Lil Inkers Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy, Spellbinders Labels 14, Labels 10
Extras  1/8" red satin ribbon, Ivory Satin (Dollar Tree), mini jingle bells (Joanne)

GIFT CARD HOLDER:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Paper:  25 Days of Christmas Simple Stories,  Solid Paper  Papertrey Ink  Ripe Avocado , Rustic Cream, Kraft
Stamps:  Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy Lil Inkers  "Form You" from Waltzingmouse Halloween Party
Die Cuts Lil Inkers Holly Jolly & Jingle Joy, Spellbinders Labels & Tags, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco E, Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine
Extras:  Ivory Crochet Thread, Gems Recollections (Michael's), Button Papertrey Ink, Small Kraft Bag,  Red Twill (Hobby Lobby), Mini Paper Clip (Tim Holtz)


Marybeth said...

Love how you tried to keep it Amy style. Gorgeous cards all four of them. The gift card holder is so pretty , I loved that printed paper. Love the one called Post Card…. love the way you added bling to that little pin thing. Love the tiny holly on top of the bell such a Christmassy… idea. Grate job with a super fun kit.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just so over the top amazingness, each and everyone! So much fabulous detail, so much to see and take in, love it all. Your last card is my favorite, again, lots of incredible details and it is so Christmassy and to me this is the gift, no card needed. Just beautiful.

lou said...

with 100degree temps I can see why U would choose 2 B mak'in Px-Cards
even if it's Still JUNE & not July cause it sure feels like JULY.

Helen Berry said...

Jeanne, these are all spectacular Christmas cards! I am totally in awe of what you can create with all these wonderful supplies!! Just wonderful x

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards. I can see Amy in there, but Jeanne is still shining through. Your style is so unique and fantastic--it cannot be repressed. All your cards are wonderful, but I think the last one is my favorite.

Cathy Weber said...

I LOVE that brown paper bag card Jeanne! So pretty! I love the twine wrapped around it, the neat little clip that holds the For You tag on it and that is a great little poinsettia on it. The Joy card with the gold bell...beautiful and I love the one with the Postcard stamped on that in the kit? I love that stamp and with the cute bow under combined so many great elements (oops, just saw the clothespin on it too. So pretty!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Jeanne! These are all Fabulous!! Love the Wonderful Dp's all the fun Lil' inker elements too! ( I love their stuff! ) You put everything together so Wonderfully too! Love these! 8-)


Renee said...

As always!!
I have to say the gift card holder is my personal fave...
though I'm also leaning heavily towards that postcard too...
I just love them!! :)
But they're all gorgeous and you complimented Amy fabulously!! :)

Unknown said...

So much to take in Jeanne, this is a wonderful Christmas card and I love the details you shared with us. Super, super card!
This really is one of my fave Christmas cards, EVER! :)

The Paper Parade said...

Wow Jeanne! Each card has oh so much to look at, its hard to decide what I like best! I think that the post card card is my favorite, though, I love the retro look it has and all the special little elements you added to it :) I love all the bling on the tree in the first card, too!

Lisa Minckler said...

Are you doing backflips over these??? If your hands aren't too busy keeping the pup out of trouble, pat yourself on the back! These are gorgeous Christmas cards and I'm not freaking out in the least bit that it's only 6 months away and I've made nothing nor planned a shopping plan of attack, nope..not at all! O_O

Postcard and Card holder are my favorites.

Pauline said...

These are all marvellous Jeanne! Love them all!

JJ Bolton said...

I love what you did Jeanne! My faves are the jolly and joy cards:). What you do with layered frames is always amazing! I love that you mixed a bit of CAS with your style this month:). I can't wait to see what you put together in your kit!

Hope you have a great week Jeanne!!

Christina said...

I love how you used all of the wonderful bits and pieces in this kit, Jeanne! Each card is like a little present itself. I especially love the tiny jingle bells you added to your "Joy" card and the pretty layered lables, and the gift card holder is my favorite with all of the sweet details. Beautiful job this month!

Suzanne said...

Stop the presses! Jeanne! Bling in the pin! Genius! It looks awesome but just W.O.W. over the last gift card holder. Stunning - one of my faves ever from you!

Sharron said...

Awesome as always, Jeanne! Love how you combined Amy's CAS style with just the right touches of your own. They are all fantastic but I love the paper you chose for the 'Joy' card and those adorable little bells! Your last card is my favorite. As Suzanne said, it definitely has the WOW factor! I just love every little detail--perfect!!

Kara said...

Beautiful!! Love the hand cut flower on the last card! You used the patterned paper so beautifully too! Gorgeous cards!!

Amy Kolling said...

Jeanne....thank you so much for the sweet comments about my kit! I think your cards are stunning....truly your style! I love Joyce's comment that your style pulled through! The postcard one has just grabbed my attention because it just pulls so many little things together perfectly. That's what I love about your style...You can do this effortlessly! I love the tiny accent of jingle bells on the JOY card.....see what I'm talking about? It's all in the details! :) Gorgeous job Jeanne and thank you!