Monday, July 30, 2012

12 Kits of Christmas - July Edition

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. 
This month our hostess  supplying all the goodies is Christina MacLaren.  You might know Christina from her blog Sea Glass & Sentiments or from some of your favorite blog challenges like CASE Study or the new Cloud 9.  She provided lots of pretty paper from  Authentique, die cuts from Memory Box and Papertrey Ink, and yards of ribbon, seam binding, and twine.
This month I came up with 4 cards.  It would have been easy to keep going with all the perfectly coordinated supplies, but I didn't want to get to photo heavy on the post.  I've named each of the cards so you can match up the material list at the bottom of this post.

 Song Bird
Candy Stripe
 Warm Wishes

Why not check out what the other members of the 12 Kits of Christmas came up with this month.  You can jump to their blog by clicking on their names below (listed by month).

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

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!  Have a fantastic day!


Supplies Used
Song Bird  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamps:  Big Pine Bough Hero Arts, Waltzingmouse Vintage Labels 18,   Big Blooms Poinsettias, Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas
Patterned Paper:  Authentique Wonder Collection
Dies:  Memory Box Reed Bird, Twig & Berries, Spellbinders Labels 18
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Riding Hood Red
Button Thread May Arts, Pearls Queen & Co.

Candy Stripe  Finished Size:  4.5" x 6.25"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Poinsettia, WPlus9 Poinsettia Patterns
Patterned Paper:  Authentique Wonder Collection
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish
Extras Gold Beads Recollections

Warm Wishes  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Poinsettias, WPlus9 Winter Wishes
Patterned Paper:  Authentique Wonder Collection
Dies:  Papertrey Ink Photo Finishers, Cheery Lynn Canadian Kaleidoscope, Holly Flourish
Pearls Queen & Co.

Merry     Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo Holiday Words Tree, Papertrey Ink Fresh Alphabet
Ink:  Stampin Up Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
Olive Stitched Ribbon AC Moore


Amy Kolling said...

Hi Jeanne! I really like your Candy Stripe card using the layered banners and is that gold holly flourish? Perfectly coordinated with the gold beaded center! This is just one gorgeous card! So fun to see how you used these supplies and what I am going to CASE now! :)

Joyce said...

Super collection of cards. I love them all. I think my very favorite is the poinsettia with all the banners. Those banners are just so festive and fun.

Kara said...

Wonderful cards! I love the pearls on the smart!!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards! Love all of them!!!!
Love the way you layered the bird on top of the greenery! What a wonderful kit and so much inspiration!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Unknown said...

Terrific set of Christmas cards Jeanne!

Marybeth said...

Each card is picture perfect Jeanne! Love the bird card,very elegant , well they are all very elligant. I really like the holly it's a bit differeen from from the one I have,so pretty in gold too. Your Candy stripe card with the stripes of paper is gorgeous. I love dark green holly on the next one . All gorgeous as always !

NanaConnie said...

These really are magnificent, Jeanne! Love the berries.

Pauline said...

They are all gorgeous Jeanne, a great use of these supplies!

Cathy Weber said...

I love how you named your cards! All that work, they deserve a title. I love how you added those pearls to the Christmas tree image and the one with the poinsettia layered over the doily with holly sprigs was beautiful. You were so smart to layer the branch image over the pine needle image. I never saw that in my head...why not? My favorite was the one with the candy stripe banner, loved how you made the different sizes of banners and the poinsettia. Really beautiful cards once again Jeanne!

Lisa Minckler said...

I'm drowning in inspiration!!! Jeanne, top of the tops on these cards. Mercy sakes...all gorgeous. Stay busy, stay productive and keep 'em coming! I'm CASEing them all....LOL...mwahahahaha. ;)
hugs to you,
lisa xx

Renee said...

As always...
Love that songbird!!
Now I may just have to sit down later and CASE some cards using them...
I saved them!! :)
Love how you mixed all the gorgeous paper patterns...
I still have trouble with that!!
And wasn't this kit so much fun?
I think I agree with Suzanne...
as summer starts winding down and we're about to head into the Holidays...
it just puts me in the mood!! :)

Christina said...

Stunning cards, Jeanne, and I'm not surprised! I love the collage feel of the first one. The gold accents with the poinsettia are so striking, and the layered banners look fantastic. The green doily makes an amazing backdrop to the flower on your third card, and I love the pretty die cut foliage. But I think I like your last card the best and will have to CASE it! I didn't know what to do with that paper, but using the simple tree image was a great choice, especially with the pearl ornaments. Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration this month!

Sharron said...

Amazing, Jeanne--each is so incredibly beautiful! And what fun that you gave each one a name--love that sweet touch! Songbird is fantastic! Using the pine with the branch was a great idea--very effective! Lovely poinsettia designs too--I especially love Candy Stripe with the gold holly flourish. Actually it is my top favorite of them all! Adore all the perfectly placed elements. i knew you would do an awesome job with the wonderful patterned papers and you certainly didn't disappoint! All are gorgeous!!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne! WOW! That kit looks delish!

The Paper Parade said...

There is so much beautiful Christmas jumping off this page!! I love that you titled your cards, too :) So my favorites are Song Bird and Merry. I love the collage background on the Merry card, you really let it shine, and the pearls on the tree were the perfect touch! That triple bow is pretty awesome, too! I love the yellow pearl centers on the poinsettia cards, the different sizes really make them pop! And the layout of the bird card is fantastic, I wouldn't have thought to put the branch vertical, but I love it!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...I am at a lose of words, these are so amazingly beautiful, just so beautiful!!! I am so happy to don't have to choose just one card as a favorite because they are so gorgeous. So much amazing details too.

Suzanne said...

Oh Jeanne, they are all perfectly layered and embellished. Your detailed diecuts add so much pizazz to these- truly stunning! I LOVE your bird card with the pearls on the berries and the layered branches. Love the handcut poinsettias - it never dawned on me that I should cut anything out. LOL. Love our little group! You're so amazing and inspirational. How is the puppy doing? :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.