November 2, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas--October

Due to the East Coast storm on Monday, the October 12 Kits of Christmas post was delayed, but it's finally here!

Our hostess this month is Jessica, and she sent us a kit stuffed with images and sentiments from Paper Smooches and papers from My Mind's Eye.

Photo by Amy

This kit was an absolute delight to work with, as I have many PS stamp sets but none of the holiday sets (yet!).  I made three cards and three tags this month, but as always I've saved some supplies for CASEing the rest of the gals.  :)

First up is an adorable image from Santa Paws.  Jessica included a Polaroid die cut in the kit, and I just knew I had to put Santa inside it.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Merry)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Santa Paws, Joyful Greetings)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Fabulous Frames die), Stampin' Up! (label punch)
Other:  The Twinery (baker's twine)

I just love the Swanky Snowdudes, and this guy was begging to be placed in a window.  I added the snowfall behind him using an aqua Copic marker and a silver gel pen.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Old Olive), Papertrey Ink (White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Merry)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes)
Tools:  Poppystamps (Small Madison Window die), Papertrey Ink (double ended banner die)
Other:  Copic (markers), Sakura (gel pen)

Next up is a CASE of a couple of Amy's cards.  I love how she uses patterned paper to make large banners, and it was a great way to showcase a few of these from the kit.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Merry)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes)
Tools:  Spellbinders (snowflake dies), Papertrey Ink (double ended banner die)
Other:  thread

I hadn't made many tags yet this year, and I thought some of these images would be perfect for them.  We always give a Christmas gift to my brother's dogs, so I know just what I'll do with this one.  :)

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Merry)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Santa Paws)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 5, Tag Sale #5 dies)
Other:  ribbon

And two more with those Swanky Snowdudes, which just make me smile.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Old Olive), Papertrey Ink (White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Merry)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes, Christmas Sampler)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Tag Sale #5 die), Stampin' Up! (label punch)
Other:  Copic (markers), ribbon, twine

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Merry)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes, Joyful Greetings)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Tag Sale #5 die), Stampin' Up! (label punch)
Other:  Copic (markers), ribbon, twine, button

Hop along to see what the rest of the 12 Kits ladies made with this fantastic kit!

Suzanne:  The Card Yard
Kara: KandRDesigns
Sharron: OnPapillionWings
Jeanne: AKeptLife

Thanks so much to Jessica for all of this month's goodies!  And many thanks to you, my friends, for stopping by!


Jean said...

These are fabulous! What a cute kit and your creations are lovely.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous projects - love them all!

Lynn said...

Oh my absolutely rocked these stamps...I love the!!!

Jan Larson said...

These cards are all amazing! Such fresh and fun designs!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness you are so full of inspiration on these... might CASE a few...

Amy Kolling said...

Christina, your cards are fantastic! I love the coolest friend behind the window.....too cute especially with the added "snow"! I am flattered with your CASE but I love yours MORE! The stitching at the top with the die cut snowflakes.....gorgeous! As for your tags....they are adaorble! I wonder why I don't make any?? :)

Renee said...

As always...
you just amaze me with your incredible creative eye!
These are all so incredible...
I just love them all...
couldn't pick a fave if I had to!
And will be CASE'ing...
quite a few of them! :)

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, were you busy! Look at all those great tags and I think I must be crazy not to have used the Santa inside the polaroid frame! Such a great idea and I also love how you highlighted the patterned paper with the case of Amy's banner card. Great job Christina. Loved them all.

Anonymous said...

I love all your projects here. Fun and festive in such lovely colors. ;-)

Marybeth said...

Wonderful and adorable cards! Love all the tags you made. Love the CASE of Amy’s . Your are blessed with such a creative eye.

Jeanne J. said...

How cool is that Santa!!! I love the stamped polaroid, and that bright red background. Brilliant how you framed the snowman in the window - you're the only one who did that!! Your tags are fab too - another "why didn't I think of that" moment! You really made this kit shine!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are ALL so awesome! I just love those adorable stamps, they always make me smile :)

Tracey McNeely said...

All of your projects are fantastic Christina! Can't pick a favourite but I love Santa in the polaroid, the snowman in the window, your banners and those tags oh my.

Joyce said...

I love everything you did with this fantastic kit. How smart to make some tags--I should do that with my leftovers. I especially love that santa in the polaroid frame--wouldn't some child just love to snap that picture. And, what a great idea to put the snowman behind the window--and you even made snow.

The Paper Parade said...

AHHH Christina, this is oozing with cuteness!!! I agree that the santa looks perfect in the polariod! Then I love the little snowman in the window...hehehe. Then all the tags! I love that you made so much this month!

Sharron said...

Wow, you used the Santa in the polaroid frame--what a great way to use him! And your snowman in the window is adorable. You always use the kits in such an awesome way! Love all your tags too! There's just so much to CASE here!

Cristina said...

These are adorable!

Maureen said...

these are all so fun, Christina! lOVE the papers and don't know why I didn't include it in my last paper order! ACK! The papersmooches images are too fun and you have show cased them so well :) hugs and hope all is well where you are :)

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards and sweet gift tags! Love them all!!!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

More did I miss that memo with this kit?? So cute and very clever. I love your cute santa in the frame, he looks very jolly there. Your snowman is just as adorable, complete with the added snow, so sweet. Fabulous cards as always!

Suzanne said...

AMAZING! I love all your tags and the Santa in the frame just makes me smile....but OH MY I love that banner card so so much!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous holiday projects Christina. Love the super cute images, the die-cut pieces... awesome use of the kit pieces.

Diane - said...

OMG these are too cute. LOVE the doggie one! cracked me up. hugs.

Kara said...

Great cards!!! Adorable tags! Love your little Santa in the Polaroid! So happy to finally see what you have made!! Our power is out....again! We bought a generator though so we are lucky!!

JJ Bolton said...

These are too cute Christina! I love that this month's kit was filled with Paper Smooches:). Not that I didn't love the other month's kits, but I love seeing you all work with cute style stamps:)

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