Thursday, February 28, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays: February, 2013

Happy end of February everyone.  This month, our 12 Kits group is focusing on Christmas.  Our hostess is Renee, and she sent us a whole posse of country Christmas goodies.  Try to read this with a country accent in your head, and you will know where this is going.

Photo Courtesy of Kara
I was the lucky one this month, as my cards pretty much assembled themselves.  I love it when that happens.  I think the hostess has to cast a spell or something to bewitch all that paper.  Here are my cards:

I really love the patterned papers that Renee included in the kit.  I just got some flag banner dies, and decided to make a non-holiday with some of the papers that did not look too much like Christmas.  I was inspired by this card from the Lawn Fawn blog.

That's it for me today.  I won't keep you.  I am eager to see what the other members of our group did, and I'll bet that you are too.  Here is the list:

Please see Renee's blog for a complete supply list.
Because this month's Simon Says Stamp challenge is Anything Goes, I will be entering all of these cards into that challenge. 
Thanks for Visiting 


  1. These are all great. And I really love the last 2 cards with that fun sentiment.

  2. The stamp kit looks yummy! So many diverse items.
    Those papers are fabulous.
    Love all those cards.
    Your non-Christmas card turned out especially nice.

  3. Joyce, your cards are amazing and thank you for not posting all 36 that you made! My favorite of the bunch is your 5th card, I love those browns. This card has an amazing vintage look to it. But then your hexagon card is so fun and festive, looks like a beautiful patchwork quilt. Great cards once again and I so happy that I have plenty of leftovers to play with so I can CASE your cards.

  4. OK - I just read Kim's comment - you made 36 cards!?! The sentiments are fun - really love the brown toned cards and especially seeing a non Christmas card coming out of a Christmas kit.

  5. Hi Joyce! Beautiful cards - I'm so jealous that yours come together by themselves. I love the mix of patterns and how the strips look like washi. My fave is the fourth one with the kraft and neutral colors. I like that you didn't cover up the pretty vintage pattern paper and how the brown gingham brings your eye to the sentiment tag.

  6. My gosh ! Love the one with the stars and then the JOY card. Oh you know I love them all. Lucky you that they made themselves. The hexagon card is lovely with all the patterned papers on it. Both banner cards are beautiful too! And I bet you didn't think you knew how to have a country Christmas.

  7. I'm laughing at Kim's comment too...
    did you really?
    There's NO way you got 36 cards out of this kit!
    She's playing a tricksey! :)
    I love them all...
    who knew you had a hidden country girl inside?
    That hexagons...
    Just like a Christmas quilt!
    And the flags on the first one...
    And then to make a non Christmas one with leftovers...
    I love it!!
    So glad you got the self assembling one...
    I think I missed mine when I was casting my spells! *giggle*

  8. Wonderful Christmas card, love that you are getting ahead early.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  9. so many great cards!! love the hexis and all of the banners!!

  10. Joyce love all your cards and I plan on CASEing a lot of them. Your first card is a great use of that stamped background and I love the placement of the jellys. Great way to layout the green stars and then on the next to combine the larger and smaller stars. Now you know I love your hexagons, what a great idea. Love that your cards were self-assembling but i think you had something tod o with that!

  11. So fantastic, Joyce! Love the banner designs and the hexagons were a great idea for using the patterns! And your kraft & brown with that beautiful paper is fabulous! Wonderful job with the kit this month!!

  12. Such a fun country rustic kit this time! You've done a bang-up job using it to make these great cards, Joyce!!

  13. Very nice cards! You made great use of that kit! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  14. Joyce, your Big Olde Holiday stole the show for me! It's western (duh) but also modern with the chevron, bold stars and CAS treatment. So interesting to combine two very different styles. Fantastic job, once again, with all of your kit cards!

  15. I really like your hexagon made use out of the pattern papers and its just wonderful! Renee's kit did assemble itself for me too! The one that I like the most is the last card.......non holiday using this kit!!! Great job!

  16. You were busy this month, Joyce! Wow, what a lot of wonderful ideas. The first card with the banners is just perfect--I plan on doing something similar once I'm down to scraps of these papers. :) The layered stars on the third card look so fun, and the hexagon card is amazing! Such a great use of the papers.

  17. Joyce!!! With each card I thought, oh this one is my favorite...but then I kept going. All I can say is WOW!! I think that hexagon card is a stand out, but I absolutely love that three star card you made, too. What gorgeous inspiration!

  18. You KNOW I love that hexagon card! It's so fab in the reds and greens, Joyce! Love the embossed sentiment on the woodgrain paper with the colorful banner tabs underneath. So sorry that I haven't commented sooner...I checked out all of the beautiful creations before work that day and haven't had much time for blog hopping until today, eek!


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