August 31, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions--August 2013


Welcome back for another round of fun with The 12 Kits of Occasions!  This month's hostess is Amy, and our theme is Christmas.  It's never too early to add a few more holiday cards to the stash!

I couldn't wait to add the wonderful texture of the red burlap to a card.  It makes a perfect backdrop to the poinsettias and pretty sentiment.  I added some stamped leaves from Waltzingmouse's Big Bloom Poinsettias.

My second card uses some of the beautiful paper Amy included along with a stamped wreath and sentiment.  Very simple and easy to mail.


My last card for today uses the burlap patterned paper and beautiful Verve snowflakes along with a sentiment that I just love.



I'm short on small talk today--it's crazy busy around here as summer winds down.  I'll leave you with a reminder to visit the 12 Kits blog to see previews of the rest of the group's cards and links to their blogs.  You can also refer to the full list of supplies included in this month's kit.  Rumor has it there's also a giveaway this month.  *hint hint*

Have a fantastic day!

22 comments:

The Paper Parade said...

Okay at first I thought people were making those pennants like on the last card and I was like wow, a lot of people made those... its paper! I'm jealous I really like that paper! But it is a beautiful card :) I think the first one is my favorite, though I just love the way you perfectly placed everything on the card and put it at a diagonal!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous cards Christina! I love them all. The burlap texture is incredible. Hope you are having a great last few days of summer.

Happy Dance said...

Sweet cards. That red burlap is so striking! Great papers, wonderful embossing, and all those little details...perfect Christmas cards! Bev

Renee said...

As always...
you just amaze me with how you see the ingredients...
love them all! :)
And now I'm wishing I had held onto my burlap...
I may just need to buy more ;)...
that card is perfection! :)

Marybeth said...

Oh ...you used the red burlap so beautifully ,and the pennants. Beautiful cards here! Love the first one with the burlap. Layout on the second is simply elegant. The last one looks like a fun Christmas celebration!

Marisa said...

Love the red burlap and poinsettias, and way to flash the Verve ont he other two :) That banner paper is just too fun!! Well done times three :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are all so pretty, Christina! I'm lusting after that red burlap and love the way you presented it! Good luck with all the busyness of end-of-summer!

Kim Heggins said...

Christina, what a fabulous trio of festive holiday cards! Your last card is my favorite of the bunch, your combination of patterned paper, the red flags with those sweet snowflakes and the bling just perfect!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful...all of them! And I totally agree with you on the burlap...it's fabulous.

Kara said...

SO So pretty!! Love your twine wrapped card!! Love the burlap with the poinsettias and pearls!!

Jeanne J said...

I couldn't figure out the burlap or the row of pennants and you used them both! Your first is my fave Christina! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the embossing and the pearls! SO much texture here. The last is fabulous too with the mix of papers and embellishments! I keep seeing something new the longer I look.

Cathy Weber said...

I am going to be on the lookout for the die for that red banner...Love it! Your cards are beautiful as always...I also really love the way you wrapped that twine on the second card. Can't wait to join you all next month!

Sharron said...

All are gorgeous, Christina! Your card will the burlap is just amazing! Love the embossing and the placement of the poinsettias and pearls! Great way to use the snowflakes and the red banners on the last card too!

Joyce said...

Your cards are just stunning, as usual. I love how you used that pennant paper, and that red burlap. I was stumped on the burlap, and now am so very glad I saved mine.

Kim S said...

Beautiful - I love the rustic look of the fabric. Each is so warm - perfect for the holidays!

byheleng said...

The first card is my favorite, the red burlap is pretty! And all of your cards are gorgeous, too! Thank you for the inspirations!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina you created such fantastic cards. I love how you used the burlap, I was stumped with that but you used it perfectly. The last card is very fun with the banner!

Janis said...

That red burlap just makes me smile all over!!
<3 J

Kelly S. said...

Oh the pennants paper is so cool with the red banner border...like they are all floating in the air with the pretty snowflakes! Love how rustic and festive the red burlap is with the poinsettias. Everyone used that wreath in a different way which is so cool...love how you double die cut yours to make an inner circle for the sentiment!

Linda Jereb said...

Great Christmas cards! WOW!

Shelley Germann said...

Even though I've been short on the comments I want you to know how much I enjoy seeing your Christmas kits each month. They are a great source of inspiration. The burlap card has me drooling!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow! I love what you did with your cards Christina! I really love the red burlap layered over the embossed background. I think the addition of the leaves is PERFECT and gives just that little bit more color to the card. Love the little pearl centers to the poinsettias too! Thanks for working your magic with my kit!!

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