Thursday, November 1, 2012

12 Kits of Christmas - October Edition

Are you ready for another edition of the 12 Kits of Christmas?  We are a group of 12 card makers / designers.  Every month one of us puts together a package of supplies to mail to the other 11 members.  We all receive the same supplies and post our creations on the last day of the month.  It is always interesting to see the different ways we will all use the same products!

The hostess with the mostest this month is Jessica from The Paper Parade!  She supplied so many goodies that I had a hard time knowing when to stop.  In fact I have lots of colored up images ready to go once I decide who's card I'm going to case :)  All the stamps are from Paper Smooches and they were so fun to work with!  I made lots of cards so I will keep this short.  I love the Polaroid of Santa, but my favorite is the one with the clothes pinned ornaments.

I even made my first CASE card this time.  Because I like to layer and add lots of embellies I don't usually have a lot left over to play with.  For this one I used supplies left over from all the different kits.   

Here's Kara's card:


Here's my version
I hope you will hop on over to the other 12 Kits of Christmas designer blogs to see what they came up with this fabulous bunch of goodies!  Just click on their names below to jump to their blog.
Jessica October  (Our Hostess this Month)
Jeanne (That's Me!) November

Sharron December

Renee January
Cathy February
Suzanne March
Marybeth April
Joyce May

Amy June
Christina July
Kim August

Kara September
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Supplies List:
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye “Merry”, PTI Aqua Mist Pattern Pack
Card stock: PTI: Aqua Mist, Autumn Rose, White. SU: Old Olive
Dies: PTI: Christmas Label, Mat Stack 5, Pine Bough, Holly Jolly, Snow Drift, Fabulous Frames, Star Border Die Other: Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window
Punches: Various from SU (snowflake, circle, labels, etc)
Embossing Folder: Craft Concepts “Bees Delight”
Colored Buttons: SU Big Designer Buttons “Candy Cane”
Stamps: All Paper Smooches “Santa Paws,” “Christmas Sampler,” “All Yule Need,” “Joyful Greetings,” “Chilly Chums”
Pearls: Q & Co
Rhinestones: Recollections
Ribbon: SU: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, and Silver Cording, Recollections: Red Glitter Ribbon, Divine Twine Holiday
Other: Clothespins and Clear Buttons

Things I added
Tree Bough  Finished Size 4.5" x 6.25"
Heart Gem, Blue Polka dot Ribbon (Thanks Joyce), Red Button
Santa   Finished Size 4.5" x 6.25"
Jingle Bells, May Arts Twill Stripe Red Ribbon, Copic Markers
Snowman w/ Green Scarf
Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk Ink, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Gems, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Snowflake Button, Copic Markers
Gift Card Holder
Sizzix Bigz XL Die, PTI Buttons, Corner Chomper Cloud by We R Memory Keepers, Copic Markers
Snowman Red
Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One, Labels One, Maraschino Twine, Stampin Up Raspberry Ripple Paper
Case Card:  Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily, Buttons Papertrey Ink, Twinery Caribbean


Joyce said...

I don't even know where to start. You did such an incredible job with these images--you really should be on the PS DT as well. I love how you did the santa--he really is a cool friend, I'm impressed that you used the clothes pins--I'm hoarding them, and your money/gift card holder is just perfect. It looks like you distressed that hexagon impressed paper, and I want to try that as well.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous I love them. Caroline xxx

Cathy Weber said...

I am going to be writing all day trying to cover everything I love about your cars today Jeanne! My favorite...the first one with the polaroid Santa. The cutest, smartest way to use not only the Santa but the frame. Honestly. That Few Bucks gift card great, I can not wait to try that myself with the one you sent us in our I have a visual as an example too. Your Kara CASE is spectacular, blinged up Jeanne-style of course! Great job once again.

Helen Berry said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne! These are absolutely wonderful!! I agree, you should be in the PS DT!! By the way, I didn't realise it was your birthday lovely lady! Have I already missed it?? Big birthday hugs x x x

Renee said...

Well of course you totally rocked this kit too...
I die over Santa...
Those clothespins and ornaments...
And the GC holder...
Such a fun way to give a gc!!
And what a fabulous CASE too...
you were a busy girl! :)
I knew you would awe and inspire...
you always do! :)

Marybeth said...

Oh man, I wish I was in line next to you when God passed out the creative eye he gave you. Some of it could have spilled over…. to me. Every card is beyond amazing! Love the Santa card. I love what you did with the bucks and how you used the die of yours. You rocked this kit as always…….

Tracey McNeely said...

Same as Joyce I don't know where to start but jingle bell Santa is just incredible! love the clothespins on the ornaments! Your money card holder is so fantastic, the hexagons make such a great sky with the snowman. Jeanne I am of to pin your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne, you made SO MUCH!!! WOWOWOWOW! Okay, my absolute favorite is the snowman card with the hexagons and the glitter! I just love how much it stands out, its beautiful! I love the santa in the polariod the second best, and you're right, the clothespinned ornaments are just perfect :)

Sharron said...

Gosh, you did so many and they are so incredible! LOVE how you used Santa & the polaroid frame and added that gorgeous bow. Using the clothespins with ornaments was a brilliant idea. I still have mine so now I know a fun way to use them! As always, you add the greatly details and make every card shine. Fabulous creations from this month's kit!!

Amy Kolling said...

Jeanne....I am just blown away with that first card! I love them all but that one definitely is my FAVORITE of the bunch! How did you tie such an incredibly perfect bow?? :) Love the gift card holder too!

Deborah Frings said...

What a fabulous selection of cards - loving the snowmen!

Christina said...

Fantastic cards again this month, Jeanne! So many great ideas to CASE here. :) That striped bow on your first card is amazing, and I love the jingle bell accents. I had no idea how to use the clothespins, but now I do! What a cute use of them with the ornaments. But I think my favorite is the snowman with the glittered snow drifts and hexagon background. So beautiful!

Lisa Minckler said...

Geez you make cards in your sleep??? You are a holiday greeting card making robot! These are ALL so fantastic Jeanne. Incredible job on the CASEing too. :)

Jill Norwood said...

I just love seeing all the gorgeous creations you all make with these kits! It is so fun! I love the playful stamped images on these cards! I may have to get some as they all made me smile!

Kim Heggins said...

Ok, where do I start? All of your cards are so fabulous! Your first card with Santa as your coolest friend, just so clever and the addition of the jingle bells, so sweet. As always your bows are so awesome and really make your cards stand out. Your money envelope is so adorable in all the pink, such a fun way to give money.

Suzanne said...

I could send you a collection of CVS receipts and you would make them look glamorous on a card. I am in awe! You took these images and SO made them your own - everything looks amazing!

Kara said...

Oooooo thanks for CASEing my card!! I love your version. Your cards thus month are wonderful. Beautifully colored! So fun!!