Hi there! It's that wonderful time of the month again where I get to share my creations for The 12 Kits of Christmas. If you've missed out on the first three months, this is a challenge between 12 designers where one of us hosts each month and sends a kit of supplies to everyone else for making holiday cards. We all post our creations at the end of the month and pat ourselves on the back for having a few more Christmas cards stocked up for the end of the year. *smile*
This month's host is Marybeth from Marybeth's Time for Paper, and here's a peek at the goodies she sent us for April (thanks to Kara for the photo once again!):
This kit had lots of beautiful die cuts, so I set out to work with those first. I've been smitten with the Memory Box landscape dies since I started seeing them, so I was thrilled to work with this one. And check out the fun eyelash yarn Marybeth included in our kit!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (The Merry Days of Christmas), Papertrey Ink (2008 Bitty Dots)
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Tree Trimming Trio)
Tools: Memory Box (Country Landscape die, Star of Wonder die), Spellbinders (Banner Ribbons die), Papertrey Ink (woodgrain impression plate)
Accessories: Martha Stewart (yarn)
See these darling red bells? They're flocked! How sweet is that? I added the silver jingle bells in the corner to go with the pretty sheet music patterned paper.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Cherry Cobbler), Papertrey Ink (Rustic White, True Black)
Patterned paper: The Paper Studio
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Signature Christmas)
Tools: Memory Box (Jingle bell border die), Papertrey Ink (music score impression plate)
Accessories: silver pearls, bells, DMC floss
I had a hard time covering up the gorgeous snowflake border on this next card, but I decided to nestle the tree silhouette into the corner. It's hard to see, but there are a few stamped white snowflakes in the upper right corner, and the edges are inked white for a soft, snowy look.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Spring Rain, True Black, White)
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Peace Be Still)
Tools: Memory Box (Frostyville border die), Papertrey Ink (tree die)
Accessories: silver pearls, ribbon
Yes, I've used this next layout every month so far, but I love it so much for patterned paper strips! It's a CASE of a card by Veronica Zalis in the 2011 issue of Holiday Cards & More. I added my own layered die cuts and a sentiment from WPlus9 to the papers included in this month's kit.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Cherry Cobbler), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Kraft)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (The Merry Days of Christmas), The Paper Studio
Stamp: WPlus9 Design Studio (Poinsettia Patterns)
Tools: Spellbinders (Fancy Tags die), Papertrey Ink (Photo Finishers die), EK Success (border punch)
Accessories: pearls, thread
My last card has a cute little image that I colored with my Prismas and blinged out with glitter. It goes perfectly with the fun trim!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Certainly Celery), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (The Merry Days of Christmas)
Stamps: Stampendous (girls), Papertrey Ink (Signature Christmas)
Tools: Spellbinders (Labels 18), Papertrey Ink (music score impression plate)
Accessories: Hobby Lobby (decorative trim), rhinestones, glitter, thread
Coloring medium: Prismacolor Premier pencils