Monday, January 30, 2012

12 Kits of Christmas {January Kit}




I have been so excited to share today's post with you!  I am joining 11 other very talented ladies in a monthly Christmas card challenge called The 12 Kits of Christmas.  I literally can not wait to see what everyone made with this kit!  Each month the hostess sends out card kits to the other 11 members.  Renee started us off with a kit that just literally blew me away when I opened it!  There were so many goodies in there and probably enough to make 10 cards.  Boy did she spoil us!  She thought of everything!

JANUARY KIT
{photo courtesy of Kara}



Card #1:  Renee has been enabling lately and so I had an inkling she would be sending a certain 'window' die that she had scored.  When it arrived, it was love at first sight I tell ya!  Of course, it was the first thing I wanted to use.  Everything you see on my card (except the Pure Poppy card base impressed with the Peace be Still Impression Plate) was included in my kit even down to the twine for the buttons!  Now for that window........don't you just want to swoon?  Look at all that detail!  Sadly, I have not found my own die yet but am on an email list for one!



Card #2:  My next card uses another fun die this time from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The detail in this O Tannenbaum Christmas Tree is just amazing.  I added in some red pearls (that were included in the kit) and some of my coveted silver ones to embellish the tree.  I topped my tree with some Silver Stickles and layered my tree over some pattern paper from the kit.  I then used the red seam binding to wrap and form a bow with a jingle bell accenting the center.



Now since we are starting out this month, there is some awesome Blog Candy to be won by one lucky person who comments on all of the blogs and leaves comments along the way by Friday night.  (Blog Candy courtesy of Renee.......check it out on her blog)  Thank you soo much for stopping by!  Here is a list of all the blogs to visit and leave comments for the blog candy:


{JANUARY KIT INGREDIENTS}
Stamps:  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Compliments of the Season, 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Say it With Style (Waltzingmouse), In the Meadow (PTI)
Paper:  SS White, Pure Poppy, True Black, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Dies:  Star of Wonder, Essex Label (Memory Box), Grand Madison Window (PoppyStamps), O Tannenbaum Christmas Tree (Cheery Lynn Designs), In the Meadow (PTI)

30 comments:

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

The Paper Parade said...

Ooooo, Amy, I love both of them! I think I'm actually partial to the second, though. That plaid paper is so rustic and homey :) And by that huge bow you made with the bell in the center...I'm in love! The pearls look great giving the tree a little extra shine, too :) And on the first I love that the card is embossed behind the window and on the card base, and the buttons on the edge of the banner were the perfect touch.

Lynn said...

I am 100% loving seeing all the cards the group is creating. This is such a fabulous idea. The cards are absolutely beautiful!!

Lindsay said...

Sooo lovely Amy! What a fun kit of goodies!

Renee said...

OMG!!!
I was too sleepy and would've sounded like a drunk last night if I had tried to comment :)...
but these are gorgeous!!
I love both of them...
and we were thinking alike with the sleigh...
except I love your red base...
makes the sleigh "pop"!
And then the tree is so gorgeous...
2 incredibly gorgeous cards...
I'm just in awe of what everyone has created with this kit!!
This is so much fun...
and such incredible talent...
I'm outta my league and want to hide :(

Christina said...

Yippee! I'm so glad today has finally arrived and we can see what everyone created. I LOVE your window scene (great minds think alike, huh?) and that gorgeous snowflake background. And how fun is it that we both used silver Stickles on the top of our tree? Your red bow is incredible!

Rhonda said...

Love the plaid paper. The impression plate on the red is perfect for the window.

Ginger Claire said...

Gorgeous, especially love that bow with the bell xx

Cathy Weber said...

This really is such fun, I love the cards you made Amy, especially the second one with that gorgeous red bow. I love how that sleigh looks like it is just passing by the window on that polka dot background. Really great job, wow I need to step up my game!

Marybeth said...

So fun to see all the different cards we have made. Some not so different :) Yours are beautiful , love that embossed red background on the first card. The tree card is adorable and gotta love that bow with the bells.

Nancy Guse said...

Your cards are just lovely!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Amy! Love the fabulous die-cuts, colors... great textures too. Neat idea doing the kits!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! You did a wonderful job with this kit!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome cards. Love the embossed paper for your snowflakes. The jngle bell is a cute embellishment.

Joyce said...

I love both of these cards. You were so clever to use the window. I couldn't figure that one out, but now I can just case you and the other gals. Wonderful scene to look out onto. I love the plaid paper as a backdrop for the tree in your second card. It looks so cute decorated with bling, and that bow and bell are fabulous.

Marisa said...

Love the window scene with the falling snow outside :) Great EF you used on the red too. the tree is adorable and loving that big red bow with the bell :)

Jeanne J said...

Ooooh Amy!!! I love them both. I like all the texture you added to the first one, and the traditional look of the plaid with that dressed up Christmas tree and fab bow on the second one. BEAUTIFUL!

Kim said...

Amy, so beautiful and love your window scene...makes me wish for snow here. But both cards are just so sweet and elegant and I love the fact taht we have so many supplies that I will be able to CASe lots of the cards.

Sharron said...

Both of these are fabulous, Amy! Love all the embossing on the first card! But the homespun look of the second is my favorite. I adore the plaid with your decorated tree and gorgeous bow--SO pretty!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! Love the fab cards you made with this kit, I just love thos etree die cuts, I think I'm going to have to add that die to my wish list!

~Laurie said...

Love them both!! Great job!

Lauren said...

These are both GORGEOUS!! Those dies are amazing! Great cards....beautiful!

Kara said...

The window was the first thing I wanted to use too!! I also love your second card! That bow is just so beautiful!!

Deborah Frings said...

Gorgeous cards! I do like that Christmas tree on the plaid paper and the jingle bell is fab!

Suzanne said...

ACK! I love them, Amy! That snowflake background is perfect and I just love how you mounted the banner across the window. I love the pearls on the tree in the second card...oh, this is fun!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun idea! I love the window card and the scene you created! Very cute Christmas cards! I love taht tree die too and how you used the red ribbon with it!

Sherry said...

Very nice!

Kathy Mc said...

Fabulous, Amy! You gals are so creative. The diecut tree with bling is perfect on the plaid background, but the red seam binding ribbon and bell really pop. Your window card is CAS ~ love it. Now I have more dies I need to put on my wish list so I can get them when back in stock. Off to hop some more!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic creations from your kit. I am itching to get these products now. What a great idea that you all cooked up.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh my goodness..those cards are AMAZING! And to think you're ahead of the game for this year's cards! I LOVE the bow on card #2...yummy!

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