January 31, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays - January



It's a happy day today as I am here to share with you my projects for my very first post with The 12 Kits of Holidays!  You can imagine how excited that I was when Renee Lynch asked me if I would like to join the group this year.  Sadly both Suzanne Dahlberg and Cathy Webber are leaving the group, they will be missed.  Kelly Schirmer and I are joining the group.  You may have noticed that the logo has changed this year as well.  It is no longer the 12 Kits of Christmas but the 12 Kits of Holidays, so each month has a different theme.

This month Joyce is the host and she sent out the most amazing collection of Valentines goodies.


I made 7 of her self-assembling cards and I still have lots left over to make more.









Please stop in to see the rest of the group and their amazing inspiration!



Supplies:

Cardstock:  White, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lucky in Love (My Minds Eye), Red Glitter(Stampin' Up)
Stamps: XOXO (Stampin' Up) Love You More, A Pocketful Valentine (WPlus9) Heart Prints, Just the Ticket, Think Big Favorites #11 (PTI), Wild Thing (Verve)
Ink:  Real Red (SU), Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores (PTI) Onyx Black (Versafine), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Heart,  PrintsPerfect Patches, Just the Ticket, Hearts Border, XOXO Border (PTI) Piestra Die (Memory Box), Sitched Mats Squares & Rectangles, Instant Camera, Stitched Sentiment flag (Lil' Inkers)
other: washi tape, Twisted Twine (Queen & Co), Chevron Striped ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) rhinestones and pearls (Kaiser Scrapbook), foam tape

35 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally LOVE them all! you rocked them

LeAnne said...

OH MY!!! Congrats on the new gig, and look at these lovelies! My heart is going pitter-patter!!! Beautiful! You have been a busy bee!

Lynn said...

ABsolutely gorgeous CAS designs. I love them all but especially the embossing on the last one.

~amy~ said...

such wonderful cards...really love the colors!

Janet Zeppa said...

Everyone is totally awesome!

Kristie Goulet said...

These cards are all fantastic! I love the heart strip!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, Welcome to 12 Kits!!!! Your cards are fabulous, each and everyone. You are just so creative, I love how on your third card you wrapped the twine in between each of the hearts, fabulous. My favorite card and it was hard to have just one favorite, they are all simply beautiful is your first card. I love your CAS design and all the white with the touches of red, so stunning!

Annette said...

awesome kit and wow wee all of your cards are amazing.. love all the hearts..really pretty designs..

Lisa said...

I just love this combo of colors! Congrats on joining the group Tracey, your debut cards are AWESOME!!

Joyce said...

Well, you really knocked it out of the park on your first month. What an amazing collection of cards. I love how you used those tiny envelopes as accents. Flatter than buttons, and ever so cute. Wrapping the heart border with twine was a brilliant idea. Your first card is just beautiful--why do I always put things at the bottom, when they look so wonderful at the top. I can get lots of ideas from you, too, on how to use that patterned paper.

Jeanne J said...

YAY!!! SO glad to see you playing in the 12 Kits! I feel like you were there all along but now I get to see what you would do with the same things! WOW! 7 cards?!! You're making me look bad Tracey!! These are all beautiful - lots of neat little things you did - I'm taking notes - the twine between the hearts on the heart border - crazy - the heart washi - sigh... all so clean and beautiful!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow Tracey!!!! You came in with a BANG! I so totally have to go CASE several of these as I have goodies left over!! Each design is so perfectly designed and looks like all the elements were made for each other! I seriously can NOT choose a favorite......but I love the one with the heart tree and chevron paper! I saved that paper and now I know what to do with it! I soo enjoyed talking with you last night and you are the only one to know my secret about my post! hehe Thanks for the tips on my vacation!

Kara said...

So glad you are joining us this year Tracey!! Your cards are amazing!! So beautifully clean and simple!! I love the twine wrapped around the heart border!!

Cathy Weber said...

How great you did with your very first 12 Kits projects Tracey...love them all, but I especially like the one with the Piestra Tile diecuts...It looks so beautiful with the red behind it and the stitched banner sentiment. I also really like how you used the washi tape on the hot air balloon card...such cute tape and goes with the kit so well!

laughadaisy said...

This is a beautiful assortment of cards! Congrats on being named to the team - I can't wait to see your creations month after month. ;-)

The Paper Parade said...

Tracey, you're SO showing us all up!!! ;) 7 CARDS!!! WOW! Oh man there are so many beauties to choose from... I think my favorites are the Huge and Kissed with the tree...I love how you put the little red heart in the envelope! And then I love the first one, so clean and elegant looking!

Renee said...

Well...I love them all!!
I can't pick a favorite...
they are super fabby!! :)
You did an amazing job with this kit...
and I'm so happy you joined our group...
there's so much inspiration to be gotten with you! :)

Karen B. said...

I just have one word. Wow.

Jean said...

Fabulous cards! Can't wait to go through this blog hop!

Marybeth said...

Sorry Im late! WELCOME, WELCOME, WELOME! No surprise all your cards are gorgeous! Love the way you wrapped the twine around the hearts. The first two are my favorites, love them ! Like the others have said Tracey you rocked this! I so enjoyed this kit myself. So happy you are a part of our group.

Marybeth said...

I forgot to tell you ….love your new picture …. beautiful!

Leigh said...

Wow, these are all fabulous, Tracey! My favourite one is the fourth one with the heart tree -- very eye-catching!

Sharron said...

Welcome, Tracey! I'm so glad to have you as part of our little group this year. Your CAS style is amazing and every one of your cards is just gorgeous. I feel like I want to CASE every one! I could never pick a favorite--love them all!

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

WOW! You've been busy making masterpieces! Each card is so pretty and perfect in its own way! Fabulous way to show off that kit. Love it!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Tracey! First of all, I love your new profile photo, too cute!! How fun that you've joined this group too. I always enjoy seeing what comes out of the kits, and you'll do such a great job showcasing them all. OK, favorite time ... the heart tree with the colorful chevron background and the blue envelope! All fun cards!!

Jean said...

Congrats on joining the 12 kits of the holidays! LOVE all of your cards ~ it's a tie between the first two as my favorite.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, wow, Tracey, these are incredible Valentines! You ladies are just rocking the inspiration wagon for this holiday!! And I love the new profile pic!!

Colleen said...

Every single card you made is absolutely fabulous! You are an inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so fun, Tracey! LOVE all those fabulous, heart-themed bits and pieces! And this color palette is utterly PERFECT!

KayM said...

Oh Tracey these are beeeeautiful!! What a fun kit! You have done an amazing job on these! I want to copy them all! And thank you SO much for the sweet comment you left on my blog! It totally made my week! :) Can't wait to see more of these 12 kits of Holidays!

Jean Martin said...

OMGoodness! Tracey!!!! I loooove these!!!! Those stitched mats are definitely on my wish list now!!!! Beautiful! :)

Lisa said...

What a bad blogging friend I am :(
I forgot to mention how pretty your new profile photo is. I saw you in the comment section of another's blog & realized my bad! Hugs to you girl and enjoy you Sunday!!

Kelly S. said...

These designs are so awesome, Tracey! I just love the Piestra Tile card...I kept mine because I was too afraid to use it yet, hee! Luckily now I have plenty of ideas...so pretty with the red showing through. I love the little love note waiting at the bottom of the tree and the fun addition of the heart washi!

Jen W. said...

What a gorgeous collection, Tracey! You've been one busy lady! I keep looking back at them and trying to pick a favourite but they're all so sweet. I do really like that envie die though... :)

Christina said...

I made it! Taking advantage of being snowed in to finally catch up on blogs!
All of your cards are so incredibly clean and stylish--I couldn't possibly pick a favorite. I really love the papers you got in your kit, especially the chevron and the hot air balloons. What a fabulous debut for the 12 Kits, Tracey! Looking forward to working with you all year long!