Thursday, January 31, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays: January, 2013

New year--new plan.  Welcome to the first month of our second year as a "12 Kits" group.  We are welcoming two new members this month--both very sweet gals and talented card makers, too.  Tracey from In My Creative Opinion and Kelly from Gingham Girl are joining us starting this month.  You may have noticed our new logo--we are no longer just doing Christmas cards.  Stay tuned as we work through the months of the year and create for lots of different occasions and holidays.

Our theme for January is Valentines and other love-related occasions.  I am the hostess this month, and that means that I assembled and sent out the kits to all the members of the group.  I pulled out all my valentines stuff and assembled a kit with a little bit of lots of different things.  I am embarrassed to admit that there were things I pulled out that I bought quite a long time ago that I had never even used before.  Here is a picture of the kit.

Photo Courtesy of Kara

I made 8 cards, and still have lots left over from my kit.  Plus, I have all the stamps and dies, so I am planning on doing a lot of casing.  I have found that the kits are getting larger as time goes by, and I guess I am trying to help that along. 

Here is a list of what was in the kit:


Paper Smooches:  Good Gab

Stampin Up:  XOXO, Valentine Defined

WPlus9:  Love You More, A Pocketful Valentine

PTI:  Love & Marriage, Think Big Favorites, Just the Ticket, Heart Prints

Technique Tuesday:  Love Makes the World Go Round

Verve:  Wild Thing


PTI:  Perfect Patches, Mat Stack #3, Just the Ticket, Heart Border, Heart Prints, XOXO Border

Memory Box:   Piestra Tile

Lil Inker:  Stitched Squares and Rectangles, Instant Camera, Stitched Sentiment Flag

Paper:  PTI White, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, MME Lucky in Love, SU Red Glitter

Ink:  SU Real Red,  PTI Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Embossing Folder:  Sizzix,

Other:  Queen & Company Twisted Twine (Oozak),  May Arts Chevron Striped Twill (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Rinestones/Pearls Kaiserscrapbook

 Please head on over to the other members of the 12 Kits group and see what they have done with their January kit.  

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
Kelly of Gingham Girl

Thanks for Visiting


  1. What wonderful cards and a great kit to work with.

  2. Joyce, this was a fabulous kit...the pattered paper, adorable ribbon and all the wonderful little doo dads you included created so many incredible cards. You are just so clever with your first card using those sweet little envelopes as a boarder and my favorite of the bunch, well I have two, the fourth card and last. Joyce, thank you again for an amazing kit and starting the year of with so many wonderful goodies in our kits.

  3. Thanks Joyce for putting together this amazing kit full of color and beautiful things! I love seeing the kit through your eyes - and I can't tell you how many things I MUST HAVE now! I love the clever border of envelopes in the zig zag pattern! Why didn't I think of that? I know why but lets not talk about that! So many things I like here - the polka dot ribbon with the stripes, the stripes of heart borders and the last one with the layered hearts. I think you are going to turn me all C&S - gorgeous cards!!

  4. Wow, Joyce, these are all so wonderful!

  5. I love the way you have updated the challenge - what an amazing kit you put together! My favorites are 2 & 5 - I love that red chevron ribbon paired witht the aqua and the way you nestled the heart borders instead of lining them up on top of each other. Beautiful cards!

  6. Thanks for such a fabulous kit!! It was so full of stuff I am excited to have so much left over to CASE with! Love your cards here...that love note border on one of your first cards looked so cool!! Love the xoxo on the all white card!! Too many cool details to mention in this small little space!!

  7. Joyce I LOVE your cards, and your FUN kit!! LOVE doing all the HOlidays too! So FUN!! Our little group jumped to 10 this year.. and it is my month.. so I am busy packing it up! :)
    Hope your day is GREAT!!

  8. Wow, did you come up with a fabulous kit...I love what everyone has done with it! Yours are especially good this month, I am absolutely loving that piestra tile die with the red behind it. One of my favorites is the Love, today, tomorrow, forever card, such a great CAS card that really pops. You also really grabbed me with the tag and the twine looped over the back of the card. What a neat way to hang your card onto your cardbase. Great job Joyce, you rocked Valentines Day!

  9. They are all fabulous!!
    I love that bicycle paper...
    and am so jealous of the ones that got it...
    but love how you used it!!
    I don't have a favorite...
    but I am partial to the XO and Love one...
    I love the simplicity of both them...
    simply perfect! :)
    I loved this kit...
    the colors...
    it was so much fun and since I have lots of goodies left over...
    and now lots of inspiration too! :)

  10. Joyce I love all of your cards, one after another are just gorgeous!. The way you stacked those tiny envelopes across the patterned paper is brilliant, the twine tied around the ribbon, the fussy cutting on the second last and wow were we on the same page with the last card?

  11. Wow, Joyce--I love seeing what you created with your fabulous kit! Thanks so much for putting all these wonderful supplies together for us. After seeing the Piestra Tile die, I think I'm going to have to order one. One of the great things about the Kits is getting to play with new toys! I love your envelope border. What a cool look! And I'm in awe of all your CAS designs. Can't wait to CASE some of these!

  12. Sorry Im late! Joyce all of these cards are so CAS and elegant! I am not surprised you made 8 cards because I could have kept on going myself. Glad I have lots left. I think your last one is my favorite, I bought that die because of you and I am so glad I have it with all these new ideas. Love the one with the bicycle paper too. Thanks again for a great kit. It's going to be hard to measure up or make a kit that will be as fun and easy as this one.

  13. Joyce, this seriously was a FABULOUS kit! After seeing today's posts, I've sat down and done some serious CASEing! Like I said in my post, these papers just led themselves! Not much else was the chevrons, the bicycles, the polka dots. Your cards are fantastic and I see that we have a similar card...hehe. Great minds! :) I think my favorite is the Piestra Die card......I have that die and um....have never used it! Thank you again Joyce!

  14. Stah-uh-unning, Joyce!! There is enough inspiration on your post alone (and I haven't even seen the others) to fill my Valentine inspiration needs!! WOWZA!!

  15. Joyce, this was such a fun kit :) I loved all the colors and all the different products you chose to use! You did such an amazing job (no surprise!). I think that your first card is my favorite, I love all those little envelopes lined up :) But I also really like the layering of the stitched rectangles and the xoxo :)

  16. Joyce, I looooved your kit so much! So glad I have some left because you made fantastic designs that I can CASE now, yippee! The one with the patterned hearts and the chevron paper is so striking. And the blue TREE with the sparkly heart (so in love with that image and must get that have inspired me to try trees in BLUE)! My piestra tile die cut is sitting here waiting. It was too pretty to touch ;) Love your card with the red showing through. So thank you, thank you for the wonderful treats this month. What a fun group this is, so excited to be a part of it!!

  17. Eight cards!! Joyce, you've totally inspired me to use up more of my supplies, if only I can find the time. :) These are all so wonderfully clean in design but full of fabulous color and detail. I think my favorites are the last two in simple red and white. Thank you so much for a fantastic start to the 12 Kits this year!


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