June 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays - June Edition







Welcome to this month's edition of The 12 Kits of the Holidays. If this is the first time that you are arriving at a 12 Kits post this is what it is about. We are a group of 12 designers who each take a month and create an identical kit for all 12 members of the group.  We each create cards and projects which we share on the 30th of each month on our blogs.

We are shifting gears back to Christmas this month with our hostess Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life.  Her kit was just loaded with all kinds of Christmas goodies--gorgeous papers and die cuts that make your head just spin.  I spent so much time checking it out  before I finally cut into the first piece of paper.  Take a look at all the wonderful goodies she sent to us to play with:





I made 4 cards this month and a project.  I still have so much left over to still play with and to CASE the other's with.

I was so taken with the birch tree paper from Aspen Frost it was the first card that I made. I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch for my design. This is what I came up with.
















For my last item I created a mini take out box using the Sizzix die cut Petal Cone by following instructions ii found on You Tube!








Hope you enjoyed my take on the kit.  Go have a look at what the other's have done with their kits.  I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Jeanne - A Kept Life (Our Hostess This Month!!)

All supplies for the kit are listed on Jeanne's blog HERE.

Have a wonderful day!


24 comments :

Lynn said...

Gorgeous cards...especially love the box at the end. And way to go on Fresh Squeezed stamps!

LeAnne said...

I LOVE THEM ALL!!!

Lyndal said...

HUGE Congrats on your Freshly Squeezed news too Tracey :) :) :)

Kara said...

Very pretty card!! Love the treat box!! Your last card is my favorite! So simple and elegant!

Janet Zeppa said...

Tracey they are all fabulous! A nice stash of Christmas cards done...yay!

Renee said...

OK...
one I'm behind so give me a few minutes to get caught up on Fresh Squeezed! :)
But what gorgeous cards...
love that I still have that fabulous birch paper! ;)
But dying over that incredible box...
and do believe I shall be "borrowing" your idea! :)

Lisa said...

These are out of this world Tracey! I must say I am quite smitten with your last card, what a pretty little die cut label! Your take out box is the bomb...too stinkin cute!!!

Joyce said...

Tracey--you did such a great job on these cards. They are all so wonderful--I think my very favorite is that take out box. I need to find out how to do that, because I just love that idea. And, love how you wrapped the box, too. Brilliant idea with that deer and woodgrain paper--another thing I will case because I hoarded both of those supplies. And, your card with the tree--just perfect and you found the perfect sentiment, too.

Jeanne J said...

EEEK! Love your take on the kit Tracey - I'm always more is more, and you proved me wrong! I am so envious of your CAS style - you made all the images shine! I think they are all fabulous and I love seeing the kit through your eyes - a complete 180 from me Tracey! The pennant card is wonderful and the take out box.. I never saw that one coming!

Leigh Penner said...

These all look fabulous, Tracey! I especially love the one with the deer and the woodgrain-- love that combination!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey these are just amazing! I really love the clean look of all your cards and that sweet little treat box, just adorable. My favorite card is the one with the ribboned paper clip, so stunning and so beautiful...and your placement of the paperclip is perfect with that little snowflake. Love them all!

The Paper Parade said...

Okay, that reindeer card with the small square of birch paper...brilliant! I absolutely love it :) And that little snowman box?? Oh so sweet! And also its cracking me up that 3 of us so far have chosen to use the same paper with the little girl silhouette :)

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your Christmas projects, Tracey! It almost make me feel that I want to have Christmas right now (well...almost!!). Your take-out box is darling! So creative you are!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Absolutely gorgeous! How do I join this club. :-)

Karen B. said...

Wow these are fantastic! Yiu really worked the products!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, are these good!!! I love that little box and how smart you were to use the Dec 25th tag with the die cut. I just never even thought of that, but it is perfect. I also love the striped ribbon through the shining star tag. Great job, thanks so much for letting me play along this month. I have missed it.

Sharron said...

Beautiful projects, Tracey! The treat box is adorable. I didn't realize it could be a box. Your cards are all so gorgeous. Love the deer with the birch paper. And your last card with the banners is especially stunning!

Marybeth said...

Love everything here Tracey! The deer and birch paper , perfect ...you and Kelly on same page with that. Love your dec. 25 th card we were almost alike on that one....beautiful! Your gift box is beautiful! Love your banner card with the clip very fresh and clean.
Love all the pictures of your sons graduation, beautiful family and you look beautiful and thin! Big hugs and a huge Congrats to you all! XO

Darnell J Knauss said...

Schweet, schweet, schweet bells of St. Christmas, these creations are stunning, Tracey! You did a magnificent job with Jeanne's WOW Kit!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Man oh man, look at all these goodies.

Christina said...

I always look forward to seeing what you do with these kits because I know you will have such CAS beauties! I adore the way you made that beautiful birch paper the focus of your first card. But I think the last one is my favorite, with all of that white space, the pretty banners, and the ribbon clip. So inspiring, Tracey!

Jean Martin said...

You are making me want to pull out my Christmas supplies! heehee! Beautiful work Tracey!!!!

Amy Kolling said...

First of all the take out box is wow wow wow!! I am soo glad I have goodies left over from this kit....I see so many ideas here to CASE! That birch paper.....oh my!! Then you have the shining star card....brilliant!! I'm all giddy!

You have a beautiful family Tracey.....I enjoyed reading over your family posts!

Kelly S. said...

That little box is adorable! What a fun way to hand out treats for the holidays. You, Jessica, and I were on the same wavelength with out little girl silhouettes and that patterned paper...must have reminded us all of wallpaper, giggle. You know I love that deer with the birch paper and the pops of red, sooo elegant and stately!!