Well, summer is almost over, and my daughters are about to go back to school. I have to say that I think I am ready, although I do not think that they would agree. End of August means it is also time for my monthly 12 Kits of Christmas post. If you are wondering what you have stumbled into, please click here for more information. This month's kit was generously provided by Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim. Just take a look at all the goodies she sent. One of the most fun parts about this group is getting to play with stamp sets and dies I don't have, and this month was no exception. Kim provided us with some wonderful digital images, and they were all new to me. There were so many fun elements--die cuts, stamped images, and papers to play with--and the colors were beautiful and non traditional this time.
|Photo Courtesy of Kara|
I made 5 cards from Kim's wonderful kit, and I still have lots left over.
This card is a 4X4 square. Don't you just love that shoe?
I must admit that some of these cards actually made themselves. So, if you like them, you should let Kim know, because she sent me a kit with a lot of self assembling ingredients. Yay.
Now, for another little twist that Renee started last month. She challenged us to add an extra card every month that would be a CASE of another group member's card from a previous month. What a great way to use up the leftovers we have all been hoarding. She even put together a pinboard, where we can easily see all the cards we have made with this group. Check it out here--it's a great source of holiday inspiration. I chose to case one of Christina's cards from her July kit. I loved the stamped branch image she included in the kit, but didn't know what to do with it. I decided to save it, and use it for my CASE. I would have duplicated the sewing, if I had a sewing machine. I love stitching on cards, but have resisted that purchase so far. I think I would probably ruin a lot of cards.
|My CASE of Christina's card|
I had such fun playing with all the goodies in Kim's kit, and now I am eager to see what everyone else has created. Thank you so much, Kim, for sending such a wonderful kit, and for giving your ingredients such great instructions about what to do once I unpacked them. If you are curious about anything used to make these cards, head over to Kim's blog, where she will have information on the supplies she sent.
Here is a list of the other members of The 12 Kits of Christmas. Please stop by their blogs and check out what they have done this month.
Renee of It's a Patchwork Life
Cathy of Empty Nest Crafter
Suzanne of The Card Yard
Marybeth of Marybeth's Time for Paper
Joyce of Cards-by-the-Sea (that's me!)
Amy of Stamp-n-Paradise
Christina of Sea Glass and Sentiments
Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim
Kara of KandR Designs
Jessica of The Paper Parade
Jeanne of A Kept Life
Sharron of On Papillon Wings
Thanks for Visiting