12 Kits of Christmas {July}

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's time again to share with you what we have created with our kits.  This month Christina put together this wonderful kit.  I was so inspired and had so much fun creating with the contents!

July Kit Contents

This month we decided to also CASE a favorite card from a previous kit and share it in this month's post.  I decided to CASE Suzanne's card from April. 

My CASE of Suzanne's card.

If you'd like to see all of the 12 kits cards in one place for inspiration, Renee created a Pinterest pin board here!  Thanks, Renee!

Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, SU! Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Authentique Wonder
Stamps: PTI Fresh Alphabet, Holly Jolly, Waltzing Mouse Big Bloom Poinsettia, Vintage Labels 18, Hero Arts Big Pine Bough, Inkadinkadoo Holiday Words Tree, Practicing Creativity Retro Christmas, Wplus9 Poinsettia Patterns, Winter Wishes
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, SU! Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Memento Black
Dies: Spellbinders Label 18 Dies, PTI Photo Finishers, Memory Box Perched Reed Bird, Twigs and Berries
Other: Ribbon, Twine, Paper Leaves, Goosebumps, Pearls


  1. Wow! Kara! Love them all. The first one with the bird and layers of printed paper is just gorgeous …. Love that bird. Love your simple but elegant tree card, the bit of Holly is beautiful. Great case Christmas card as well. The Christmas light card is a fun one too.

  2. Wow wow wow! I am just in awe of your text tree card.....such a great way to show off that gorgeous image! Fussy cutting here I come! I think your holiday lights card is very fun and nostalgic for me as I remember my dad hanging lights just like that on our home!

  3. What a great group of cards. I love them all. Super idea to use your holiday lights set with that beautiful patterned paper. And, I just love how you fussy cut the tree, and then adorned it with those berries and leaves. Of course, I do love your CASEd card, too. Great minds think alike and all.

  4. I love these. Christmas is my favorite season for cardmaking!!

  5. Love all your cards Kara! It is so fun to see what everyone does with the same kit! Simple, pretty, and elegant and all ready for Christmas mailings!

  6. Oh, Kara...
    I love them all!!
    The way you mixed the papers with the bird...
    the holiday lights with that paper...
    and you fussy cut the tree!!!
    I cheated and just slapped it on another piece of cardstock...
    though since I do not cut well it was best for the tree that I do that!
    And Suzanne's card...
    I knew you were CASE'ing that one so I thought I'd save it for later...
    I think we ALL love that card!! :)
    Christina sent such a wonderful kit...
    and you used it perfectly!! :)

  7. Incredible cards this month, Kara! I love how you placed the holly leaves on the branch on the first card, and your bow looks perfect. The light bulbs complement the diamonds in the patterned paper so well--love the CAS look of this card. But my favorite is that pretty tree against all of the white space. I love how you added the leaves and berries to the center of the tree. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration with the kit this month!

  8. I hope I took good notes, you made so many cards my memory would have made me forget all the great details! I love how you layered that poinsettia label over the ophoto finisher strip. I had not thought to do something like that, but I will now! I love how you added your own holiday lights and the pretty patterned paper from our kit and my very, very favorite was the bird and branch with the holly. That is so pretty with the different layers of patterned paper. Your case is one I plan to do also, beautiful job on Christinas kit.

  9. I like your vision of the kit!!! Your use of the holly leaves was really original, the fussy cut tree, and the stripes of patterend paper on the first. You made so many pretty cards - oooh and that sweet case card with the twine and buttons - sooo sweet!!!

  10. Awesome, Kara--as always! LOVE the bird card and your fussy cut tree! OMG, I think I might try that. You really have a knack for cutting intricate things--made me think of the lamp post! And I adore the string of lights with the diamond design paper--perfect! Fabulous job on all!!

  11. Kara, as always, your cards are just so stunning and beautiful. You have such a creative mind, please share! I am in love with your tree card and how perfectly you fussy cut around it, incredible. Your song bird card is my favorite, he is so adorable on the branch with the holly leaves and your choice of patterned paper too, so perfect.

  12. Oh my gosh, Kara! I think this is your busiest month, yet!! You went all out :) But of course Christina supplies us with so many goodies, it would have been hard not to! My favorites are the bird card and the tree card. Both have such stunning focal points, they're so crisp! And you chose such a sweet card of Suzanne's to case :)

  13. Oh my!!! So much to say!! I love that you handcut the tree - that card is so perfectly CAS. And I also love the tree lights card - I need to CASE that because I have that set and haven't used it much. Just love it. On your first card, the bird and the holly really pair so well with all the layered papers, which look amazing with that bow.

    And your new blog banner is awesome!!!

  14. P.S. Thank you for CASEing my card!! :)

  15. Kara, you've been really busy! You did an amazing job combining the patterned papers on that first card! And the village scene "from our house to yours" is so sweet and cozy. Love all your cards!


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