Sunday, December 30, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas: December

I'm here with the latest edition of our 12 Kits of Christmas. This is the last post for this group for the year.  What started as a crazy idea by our very own Renee has taken us through the entire calendar year, with monthly posts of Christmas cards.   If you are wondering what you have stumbled into, please click here for more information.  If you would like to see all the cards that everyone in the group has posted, please check out this pinterest board.  There is a lot of holiday inspiration on that board.

This month's kit was generously provided by Sharron of On Papillon Wings. I adore everything in this kit, which had enough goodies to make at least a dozen cards.  I had to stop myself at 6.  Here is a picture of the kit.  I think I hit the jackpot this month, because most of my cards just assembled themselves.  It was truly a fun kit to work with.

Photo Courtesy of Kara
 Here are the 6 cards I made from this kit:

and, my favorite of the bunch:

Well, that's it for me.  I've kept you long enough.  Now, please head over to see what everyone else has done with Sharron's kit.  I still have a lot left over, and so I am eager to see what everyone else did, and what I can CASE with my leftover supplies.  A huge thank you to Sharron, for putting together such a wonderful kit.  And, if you have any questions about supplies, just check the list that I'm sure Sharron will have in her post.

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. 

 Cathy of Empty Nest Crafter
Suzanne of The Card Yard
Joyce of Cards-by-the-Sea (that's me!)
Kara of KandR Designs
Jessica of The Paper Parade
Jeanne of A Kept Life
Sharron of On Papillon Wings

We've got some changes coming starting in January.  For now, we are saying good bye to Cathy and Suzanne.  I will miss them both terribly, but I wish them the best.  And, we will be saying hello to two new members, as well as changing our format a bit.  Stay tuned to see what we have in store for 2013.  I promise it will be interesting.

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Hi Joyce! These are all so fun - I love your red coloring on those snowmen, the woodgrain tree and the pop of red in those birds.I also really love the stitched detailing in the Lil Inker rectangles! Happy New Year!

  2. Good morning! I love your cards! They range from CAS to some fun layered designs. Love those snowmen all bundled up:) I'm looking forward to another fun year of the 12 kits!!

  3. So many sweet cards Joyce - I love the buttery felt mittens on the snowmen, and all the wintery scenes you created. Love the boy on the sled and you're right, that last one with the deer? GORGEOUS! I love the rolling hills in the pattern paper!

  4. Joyce, wow 6 cards! I am so jealous that you got the kit with the self assembling cards! They are so fabulous. Your little snowmen are just too cute all decked out in red, so festive. My favorite card is your last one with the 2 deer and your embossed tree, just beautiful! I have to say that I love your coloring too and that sweet little fox is just too cute, I just might send you mine for a little coloring??? Another month of wonderful Joyce!

  5. OK...gotta use my trees with that paper...
    and I still have one red bird...
    love that!!
    And what adorable snowmen...
    the coloring is awesome!
    But the simple Joy card...
    that's my fave!!
    I love it! :)
    Such a fabulous kit...
    but they've all been so much fun...
    I've loved each one!
    And can't wait to work with my new goodies for next month now! :)

  6. Oh, Joyce, they are all fabulous! Love your little snowmen! I just got the Lil Inker dies and am so excited about how well they work. It gives such a great finishing touch to cards. You did such a fantastic job with the patterned papers too. Love the mitten paper with your sled scene and the fun look of the pp on the bird card. I adore your deer too. I wasn't sure how to use that paper and now see it used for a background and love it. Hope you are having a great trip. Stay safe and have a wonderful New Year's celebration.

  7. Wow, you made a bunch of cards! My favorite is the snowman the great way you layered it onto stitched mats...the card with the great colored fox is my second the bow on it, and there is something special with the red birds and the white birch tree. Great job on the kit this month Joyce!

  8. All 6 of your cards are fantastic Joyce. I adore those snowmen on the stitched rectangle. The joy snowflake card and I love that you used the mitten background with the sled silhouette, excellent colouring and the birds in the birch tree and of course the deer scene. Happy New Year Joyce, we have become such great friends this year and lots of good times to come! xoxo

  9. Hope you are enjoying you get a way! Love all the cards you made Joyce! Your snowman are adorable… I feel in love with that set. Love the girl on the sled and your red birds in the trees… had to get that too! I used the same bow on my fox card! Great job with this fun kit. Cant wait to use the one you sent out it is going to be an another fun year. I am so grateful you and Cathy asked me to be a part of the 12 kits. I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful New Year!

  10. Joyce, you sure put this kit to work and made a fantastic set of cards! Your snowmen are adorable, and I think your "joy" card is my favorite. You created such pretty scenes with the sled, birds, and deer, too! I'll have to revisit this kit when I get back home to CASE all of the great ideas I've seen!

  11. Joyce your cards are all lovely! I love the little child on the sled - I think it is one of my favorite die cuts for holiday and winter birthday cards. I so enjoy looking at your blog all year! :) Jill

  12. Such great inspirational ideas from your makes, Joyce! I just adore this hop and seeing what each of you does with the kit. Such a fun idea, executed by some of the craft world's most talented artists!!

    Best wishes to you for a Happy New Year! (Wish you could be joining us on Wednesday!!)

  13. P.S. Thanks for the Pinterest link!!

  14. Joyce, you did such an awesome job as always! I love how you made all your hills so fun and funky with the patterned papers :) I think my favorite cards are the sledding child and the deer, oh I love that how the hill is patterned with the tree and the deer :)


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