Friday, November 30, 2012

The 12 Kits of Christmas: November

I'm here with the latest edition of our 12 Kits of Christmas.  I am having a hard time believing that it is November already.   If you are wondering what you have stumbled into, please click here for more information.  This month's kit was generously provided by Jeanne of A Kept Life.  One thing I always admire about Jeanne is how beautifully layered and detailed her cards are.   I did try to channel Jeanne when putting my cards together, and she certainly sent enough goodies to play with.  I'm not sure how close I got to my goal, as I made 5 cards and my leftovers pile looks almost as large as the original kit.

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.  I don't think I own a single stamp or die that Jeanne used in this kit.  It was so much fun to explore and play with.

Here are the five cards I made with Jeanne's kit:

Well, that's it for me.  I've kept you long enough.  Now, please head over to see what everyone else has done with Jeanne'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 Jeanne, for putting together such a beautiful, and enormous kit.  And, if you have any questions about supplies, just check the list that I'm sure Jeanne 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
and special guest:  Kelly Schirmer of Gingham Girl

There is a little blog candy on this hop - one commenter from one of the 12 kits posts will be randomly selected to receive this stamp and die set from Serendipity - so please leave a comment!  Here is what you could win:


Wait--don't go yet--there's more:  Serendipity is having a sale--one day only--on 11/30--in honor of our 12 Kits of Christmas posting.  Everything Christmas is 20% off.  Practically everything used in our posts is from Serendipity, so if you like what you see, head on over to Serendipity and snag some for yourself at 20% off.

Thanks for Visiting


  1. I love your plaid hill under the animal silhouettes! And look at you girls: a sale in your honor! Tfs!

  2. I think you are amazing Joyce! SO much beauty here.... gosh I am drooling over those reindeer strolling on those gorgeous patterned hills, and that understated sled (I MUST learn to sew!!) The plaid with the velvet look so rich and gosh... I just love them all! So well done Joyce - I'm going to have to CASE YOU here! Thanks for all the brilliant ideas!

  3. Love all your designs so beautiful and with the use of patterned paper makes them simple and elegant!! Love them

  4. Wow… where to start! Joyce your cards are amazing… The one with the velvet bow and the Lik inkers die its so rich and elegant. Love the large bow and tag on the ornament card … beautiful! Your sled card is perfect and one that could be mass produced for someone like me to send out…. So CAS. Your last one with the deer in the beautiful printed hills is also a favorite of mine. Thanks for all the inspiration. This was a fun kit!

  5. Joyce, your cards are amazing, each and every one! I love what you did with that family of deer and the little hills that stand on, just so creative. My favorite card is the one with the plaid paper and the velvet ribbon, love your use of the stick pin, so beautiful. Wow, that sled card is at the top of my list too with that stitched edge, love it! All of your cards are just perfect.

  6. Jeanne's kit is gorgeous and all of your projects today are gorgeous Joyce! All such fabulous images and the reindeer die cuts and so sweet. Now I love the patterned paper hills, so festive.

  7. Gorgeous cards!! I don't think any of us could resist those cute deer!! I think I need that die!!

  8. Wow did you make a bunch of great cards Joyce...I love the one with the deer, those deer are just too cute and I know I am going to have to order them! I also really like the one with the Happy Holidays, plaid and stick pin. Love that stickpin and the perfect placement for it. I didn't use my sled image, but now I know exactly how to showcase it! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  9. Amazing use of the kit, Joyce. I love every one of your cards! The ornament against the black looks stunning and I adore the velvet ribbon on the plaid. Great way to use the tags and awesome card with the sled. That is such a wonderful image. LOVE the deer card with the patterned hills--so adorable! And I agree with Kara--I think I need that die!

  10. Fabulous cards, Joyce!!
    Love those plaid hills on the last one...
    I didn't think of that!:(
    And the Lil' Inkers stitched frames...
    we were on the same wavelength with them...
    they're so fabulous...
    go with everything!! :)
    You did an amazing job with this amazing kit!! :)

  11. Gorgeous cards! Love that beautifully detailed ornament die... lovely and elegant!

  12. I am sinking in a die wishlist now! Every card I see with the deer trio is making me want one of my own! Love what you did with it! And you and Renee with that cute stitched die from L'il Inkers! LOVE that card, TOO! Your ornament with the big red bow is so festive that I am singing Jingle Bells right here from my computer desk, hee! Awesome cards, Joyce!!

  13. Joyce I LOVE all your cards! What a FABULOUS kit!!!
    Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

  14. I am just loving all the projects by the designers and can't believe how much you have made with this kit! My favorite card is the one with the deer...and the way you made rolling hills is just so perfect! Gorgeous and warm and cozy at the same time!

  15. Joyce, you are on a roll! You made so many awesome cards! I think my favorite is the deer card...I just love those deer, but then the patterned hill makes the card! I love the plaid card, it looks like a wrapped up present, and you really let the ornament shine on that card!

  16. Joyce,
    those cards are beautiful. My favorite is the filigree ornament. How beautiful. Great layout. Love how you only part of the sentiment.
    Love the card with the sled. So vintage. those stitched frames are beautiful.
    The plaid cards are perfect for a single man.

  17. I think it's fabulous that a lot of us used that plaid paper and the gorgeous ornament die cut!! Love how you used a single gem in the center to dress it up even more! But my favorite of the bunch is the card with the velvet classy and I love to see the bit of Lil' Inker in there!!! Happy Holidays!

  18. love that blue with the red and the doily, gorgeous cards!!!

  19. Oh my, from the layered tags to the ornament diecut to the patterned paper hills...amazing job with this kit!

  20. Look at all of those fabulous cards! You really got busy with this kit, and the results are beautiful. The ornament looks especially pretty against the dark background, and I love the patterned hills you created for the deer silhouettes!


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