I can't believe that it is already the end of July. Not only is summer more than half over, 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 Christina of Sea Glass and Sentiments. 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. There were so many wonderful elements--die cuts, stamped images, and papers to play with--all in the traditional Christmas colors that I adore.
|Photo courtesy of Kara|
I made 4 cards with this kit:
It might be a bit of of a misrepresentation to say that I 'made' these cards, because, in reality, these cards assembled themselves. Honestly. Except for the focal point on this last card, which I cut and embossed using UTEE. So, I have to thank Christina for sending me a self-assembling card kit--the holy grail of our 12 Kits of Christmas group.
As you go through this month's '12 kits' postings, you will see lots of poinsettias. A bit of trivia for you--what do you think is the poinsettia capital of the world? Give up? San Diego County. That's right. 80% of all the flowering poinsettias in the world get their start right here in San Diego. Did you know that?
Now, for another little twist--leave it to Renee to come up with good ideas upon good ideas. Renee has 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 Suzanne's card from Marybeth's April kit. I knew, the moment I saw this card back in April, that I wanted to try to make one myself. I just love how Suzanne cut the Memorybox Landscape die, and fit it on to a Mat Stack #3. I was able to use a sentiment and some paper included in this month's kit.
|Case of Suzanne's card|
I had such fun playing with all the goodies in Christina's kit, and now I am eager to see what everyone else has created. Thank you so much, Christina, 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 Christina'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