Sunday, April 29, 2012

12 Kits of Christmas {April Kit}


Hi everyone!  Whew.....it's been busy around here!  Wild tornado weather, baseball tournaments, long work stretches.......certainly makes for no time to stamp.  I've missed it!  I did sneak in some time a few weeks ago to make some Christmasy cards for the Papercrafts Holiday Cards and More submission call.  I am VERY happy to say that I will be IN this issue!  Yippee!  This is a first for me and Papercrafts and I couldn't be more ecstatic!


It's time for my 12 Kits of Christmas post with my April Kit.  This month was hosted by MaryBeth and she sent some new "to me" things to work with!  That is what is soo much fun with this group is that you get to share your goodies with 11 other ladies and see what each comes up with!

April Kit
{photo courtesy of Kara}


My first card focuses on the beautiful plaid paper and a scripty sentiment stamp from Stampendous. 
I die cut the sentiment with my new Fishtails Dienamics from MFT.......love all the sizes. 



My next card uses the great jingle bell border strip from our kit.  It's cut out of a fuzzy paper and adhered over a lace strip.


Well, you need to go check out the rest of the 12 Kits of Christmas blogs for tons of holiday inspiration!  We'll see you next month where we have another new hostess and some great new goodies to use!

19 comments:

Kim said...

Both cards are so beautiful and I will be CASEing both. The bow and gold pearls on the first one are just the perfect touch.

Marisa said...

Loving that row of bells over the lace! Great card, and nice use of the banner for the sentiment on the first one.

Joyce said...

Two wonderful cards. I love how you used that beautiful plaid paper on the first card, and your second card solves the challenge I had with that beautiful velvet die cut--brilliant idea to use it how you did.

Marybeth said...

Congratulations ! Such exciting news ,so happy for you and cant wait to see what was published. Love the first card you made I knew you could make something beautiful. I thought I would love using the bow and came up with nothing, love the way you used them.
Congrats again!

Lynn said...

Way to go on getting published! So happy for you...your cards today are as always gorgeous. Love the bell dies!

Renee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
WOO-HOO on getting published...
I'm so excited for you!! :)
And these cards are gorgeous...
love that first one with the sentiment...
that fabulous bow! :)
And those jingle bells?
They have been on my list!
Wanted them so bad last year and they were OOS everywhere....
maybe now is a good time to snag them?
Possibly an AE order coming up? *giggle*
Love what you did with them on the lace...
just gorgeous! :)

Kristin said...

Amy- congratulations!!! And I just love that first card. The bells over the lace in the second is so perfect. :)

Jeanne J said...

Amy - Two great cards. I love the little banner accross the top of the first along with that fab bow - and the second... WOW! Love how you broke up the paper by keeping the top clean and white and all the layers on the bottom, the lace, velvet bells and that pretty damask paper. BEAUTIFUL! PS CONGRRATS on the Publication!!! GO YOU!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy your cards are beautiful, Marybeth created such a wonderful kit. A huge congratulations on being in the Christmas issue. It is my favourite issue of the year!

carol (krillsister) said...

The simplicity of your first card is beautiful. Love the bow. congratulations on being in the magazine. I am not surprised.

Sharron said...

LOVE the classic look of both your cards, Amy! The way you showcased that sentiment is awesome. Using the banner was perfect and your bow is gorgeous. Awesome design on the second one--love the layering and the bells with the lace! Congrats on being published too!

Karen B. said...

Love the touch of rustic nature that these both have.

Christina said...

Congratulations on your Paper Crafts news! I'm so happy for you!
I love what you did with this kit. The bow and row of pearls along the top on your first card are so pretty. And I will definitely be CASEing your second card with my other jingle bell borders! I love the way it looks on top of the lace with that gorgeous paper at the bottom!

Kara said...

beautiful cards Amy!!Love the top of the first card!! So cool!!

The Paper Parade said...

First of all, what wonderful news!!! Your gorgeous work deserves to be showcased! I think that I like your second card the best. That lace really makes those red bells stand out on the damask paper. But I love the big bow, pearls, and banners on the first, too :)

JJ Bolton said...

Lovely cards Amy! That first card is such a classic beauty with the plaid and full bow! Love how you did the border along the top:) And your second card is a real stunner with all that rich red set off by the gray. Just beautiful!

Big congrats on getting published! Can't wait to see your work in glossy print;)

Suzanne said...

GO AMY GO! CONGRATS AND BIG HUGS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love your cards...you diecut that perfect ricrack strip perfectly and it goes so well with the sentiment. Your bow is gorgeous too! And I love the texture of the lace with the bells on that second one. Gorgeous layout!

Jen Carter said...

Your bow on the first card is so pretty! I love how full it is! The paper you used for the 2nd card is so pretty and the card design is fantastic!

Geri said...

These are both so pretty, Amy! Congrats on the publication, too!!

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