March 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays - March






Welcome to the March Edition of The 12 Kits of Holidays.  After a long and cold winter the group is focusing this month on cards for Easter and spring.  I am this month's hostess of our kit  and this is what I sent the girls to work with:


photo courtesy of Kara

The base of the kit was Pebbles Sunnyside patterned paper and from what I heard the girls had a hard time cutting into it. I created some custom words and die cuts for the Paper Smooches Spring Fling stamp set using my Cameo.  Here is a complete list of SUPPLIES. Email me if you have any troubles viewing this.  I am also linking a few of these cards up to the Simon Says Anything Goes challenge.


I created 5 cards this month and still have some goodies left over to CASE the other girls because I know I am going to love all of their cards.


Cardstock:  White, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Sunnyside (Pebbles)
Stamps: Spring Fling (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: custom flower (Silhouette Cameo)
other: Orange Zest grosgrain ribbon and button, assorted Copics





Cardstock:  White, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Sunnyside (Pebbles)
Stamps: Spring Fling (Paper Smooches) Birthdays By the Numbers (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst,Orange Zest, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: custom word and word shadow, custom egg (Silhouette Cameo)
other: pink ric rac ribbon (Bazill)



Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Sunnyside (Pebbles)
Stamps: Egg Hunt, Tweet Talk (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Tweet Talk (Papertrey Ink)
other: foam tape, assorted Copics



Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Sunnyside (Pebbles)
Stamps: Spring Fling (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: custom bunny (Silhouette Cameo)
other: foam tape, assorted Copics




Cardstock:  White, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Sunnyside (Pebbles)
Stamps: Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: custom word (Silhouette Cameo)
other: foam tape, pink rhinestone


We hope that you take the time to go have a look at what the rest of the group has to inspire you.
Have a great day and we will see you next month for the 12 Kits of Holidays when Sharron is our April hostess.

30 comments :

Amy Kolling said...

I'm telling you Tracey......those die cut words were the bomb!!!! Love love them!!! What a cute idea to perch those birds on the banner "wires"!!! But my favoeite is the Spring card with the navy backdrop and the floral paper!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful Speing kit........those papers brought me some sunshine!!!!

Amy Kolling said...

I'm telling you Tracey......those die cut words were the bomb!!!! Love love them!!! What a cute idea to perch those birds on the banner "wires"!!! But my favoeite is the Spring card with the navy backdrop and the floral paper!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful Speing kit........those papers brought me some sunshine!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your bouquet of beautiful spring and Easter cards! That little bunny image with the carrot makes me smile! Love how you combine papers - these pebbles designs are so pretty! Beautiful kit - I cannot wait to hop around and see what everyone else makes too!

Nancy said...

Very pretty cards and such "happy" paper. I see you live in Oshawa, Ontario. I was born in Toronto and we used to visit friends (years ago) in Oshawa, made me revisit some fond memories!

Kara said...

Thanks so much for such a fun kit!! The colors and papers were so much fun to work with! My cards are all already sent out to nephews and other family members I know will love them!! Your cards are wonderful..love them all, especially the mini floral spring card!!

Kim S said...

I love how you have taken all of those bold colors and patterns and still kept the cards so clean!

Lisa said...

An abundance is spring Tracey! These are all happy and oh so cute! You put together a great kit for the girls and I can't wait to see what they came up with!

Renee said...

Tracey I love them all!
The first one is CAS perfection...
and well so's the last one...
they're fabulous!!
And LOVED this kit!
Those papers...
I need more of those papers because I'm discovering I didn't get all the patterns and well...
these papers are GORGEOUS!! :)
I had so much fun using these fun goodies...
the cards literally just fell together themselves...
Thank You for such a fabulous kit!
Hugs!!

Jeanne J said...

What a beautiful kit you put together for us Tracey! Thank you! It just screams SPRING! I love all the bright colors and Wow! Now that I get to see your vision of the kit I am left in awe - so many creative things you did - the birdies on the banners (SQUEE!!!) and the button on the flower. I loved the eggs under the "EASTER" cut out too! Beautiful - everything perfectly coordinated and just so fun!!

Jean said...

OMG ~ these are fantastic ~ love all of the gorgeous patterned papers ~ its a tie for my favorite between the middle one with the birds and the last one!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've put together an amazing kit, Tracey! Well done! And all your cards are so wonderful. So bright and cheerful! So "Traceylicious!"

Joyce said...

Wow--Tracey. You did such an amazing job with your own kit. I love every single card. Brilliant to cut the papers into those pinked squares, that first card almost has the look of a super happy letter I might hope to receive in the mail, I love how you used those easter eggs, and what a great idea to perch those birds on the banners from that paper. I thought of something like that, but couldn't figure out how to pull it off. Thanks so much for such an incredible kit. It was so fun and easy to use, and I am loving what everyone else has done, too.

Kate W. said...

Nice work on the custom word dies! They caught my eye right away. You put together a great collection. The pp is so fresh and fun and you really highlighted it with your cards! They're all wonderful!

Marybeth said...

Well, you sure have some beautiful cards to go along with this beautiful kit you sent us. Thank You! Love them all! Your little patchwork card is my favorite just so darn cute! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, this was one amazing kit! and your cards so stunning and just scream spring!!! Your choice of patterned paper was perfect for your spring time cards. I agree with Amy, your cut words are fabulous and I saved mine for when I CAS some of these wonderful cards. My favorite card is second one with Easter wishes and your adorable eggs. Thank you so much for this kit and all the time you put into making it so fabulous! Happy Easter to you and your family.

Christina said...

This was such a fun kit to work with, Tracey--thank you! Your cards have already inspired a few more ideas for using my leftovers, too. :) I really enjoyed working with these bright colors and patterns. My favorite of yours is the last one with the great contrast of the tiny flowers and the navy card base!

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, I just LOVE every single card you created with this beautiful kit! So spring, so happy, and so filled with gorgeous colors! Love the word shadow you created for the Easter card...and the custom bunny is just darling!!!

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

Good morning.
Happy Easter.
I am very cute.
Impressed by the beautiful design!
: D: D: D
Ryoma Sakamoto.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty cards!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! What a great set of cards. Love the bold ribbon on the first card.
The Easter card with the eggs is lovely too.

Sharron said...

Your kit was such a joy! LOVED the die cut words and the papers were so perfect for the theme. You gave us so many options. I still have plenty and can't wait to CASE some of the fabulous samples. Yours are AMAZING--awesome job with mixing and matching the papers! Those little birds on the banners and the pinked squares with the bunny are so adorable. And the mini floral print with the navy is just stunning. I love everything!! Thanks again for a fabulous kit. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!!

Kelly S. said...

And I finally arrive at the blog of the hostess with the mostest! Your kit was SO amazing to work with, Tracey. I enjoyed everything right down to the smallest snippet of patterned paper :)!

And you showcased your own kit so beautifully. Love the bunny next to the little pinked patterned squares. The birdie looks right at home on the banner. And your Easter eggs framed by all of the lovely colors and patterns of those papers. Must admit that though I easily cut into the papers, the die cut words are what I hoarded! A little happier about it now because I have seen so many good uses for them on the hop. Thanks again for a wonderful spring kit! :)

Leigh said...

These are all so lovely, Tracey! What a fun kit you put together!

The Paper Parade said...

Tracey, I have to say that I absolutely LOVED this kit! The papers were so delicious, and I loved the Paper Smooches additions! Next, I'm cracking up that we both decided to use our birds on the line paper! I love how you used two instead of one, the look so sweet perched up there. Then I love the card with the bunny, those four little patches showcase the patterned paper perfectly! Then the egg card, wow, that one is just gorgeous :)

Janet Zeppa said...

Every card is adorable!! Love those darling birdies!

Wida said...

you have a patterned paper fiesta going on here! the die cuts and eggs are my favorite in the kit. And my favorite card? Happy spring because o fthe unusual color combo and the little bling accent!

Marlena M. said...

I love all these spring cards Tracey~wonderful custom dies you've designed!

laughadaisy said...

Fantastic job on the kit this month - I've seen nothing but gorgeous from everyone in the group! You're all making me try to wish away this gloomy, rainy, early Spring day for more sunshine and flowers!

Aileen said...

Beautiful set of cards. Very cheerful. x

Jean Martin said...

Tracey these are amazing!!!!! You did a fabulous job with the kit this month. Those cute little birds are my fave!!!! :)