I'm so excited to share my "Holly Jolly Christmas + Festive Fall" cards from this month's 12 Kits of Occasions
! I made my cards at the beginning of November and have been dying to share them with you! And I even have a little giveaway, so make sure you read to the bottom of the post. :) Kim
, our fabulous hostess, built her kit largely around polka dot papers and two My Favorite Things stamp sets: BB Cool Day and Harvest Mouse. I am in love with them! They are as cute as could be, and I smiled and even giggled while creating all my cards. Okay, I'll start with autumn, work my way to Christmas, and end with a little wintery goodness. :)
See this adorable mouse? I had so much fun watercoloring his little plaid sweater.
I hope you'll bear with me on the photos of this next card. I repurposed some packaging for the card base and it was exactly the look I was going for, but photographing that glossy paper was impossible. Either the colors were off or you could see the reflections of my coral sweater in the photo. Oh, well. I am pretty excited about this darling mouse! I adore her little stamped scarf and she reminds me of my sweet little one with that bow. It's from PTI's Polka Dot Parade #7 halloween set. I get a lot of use out of that set, particularly because of this perfect-sized bow.
Oh! And I was excited about one other element on this card. I used the washi tape to add the stripes on the side of the tag. I know it's silly, but I was pretty proud of my self for using the washi in a little more creative way.
And here is the super cute bear! I opted to stamp images on his sweater. For not being one who is really in to fashion, I sure enjoyed decorating the clothing on these little critters. :) And just now I'm realizing that I'm missing a little mouse card! I gave you a little peak of the kit with this mitten tag
last week, and I guess now you have a little "after party" to look forward to after our group post. :)
I'm super excited about a little discovery I made in the creation of this card. See that silver snowflake that looks embossed? It's not! I wanted it to be, but haven't unpacked my embossing powders yet, so I just pressed it a few times in my Delicata Silver Shimmer Ink Pad and wa-la!
I just love this next card. PTI's Tag Sale #8 die was seriously a match made in heaven for this fabulous chalkboard sentiment Kim included in the kit. I wanted to keep it simple to really let that beautiful sentiment shine, so I stamped a couple snowflakes from a new-to-me TAWS stamp set and added a few sequins and washi that came in the kit.
My last card is for my two darling nieces who just moved to Seattle. Oh, how I miss them! I think one of the reasons I love how this card turned out is because I was thinking of them the whole time I made it. I trimmed this cute little bear's arm a bit, so he could hold the heart and really selectively stamped the letters in a Christmas sentiment I had to create the "miss you" sign.
That's it for me today, but I'll be back soon to share another card that I somehow forgot to photograph. I've mailed off almost all of these cards already, but thankfully I still have the one I missed. Oh, and I have an announcement to make. :) I get to be the hostess for December's kit, and I made an extra kit to give away!
If you'd like to have a chance to win my kit and be a guest designer in December, please head to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog
and leave a comment on this post
by midnight (EST) on December 3rd. Because of mailing time constraints, this giveaway is only open to US residents. However, I will be sharing another giveaway on our December group post that will be open to everyone, so stay tuned.
Please make sure you hop around to see all the wonderful cards the 12 Kits Team and our two special guests have created. Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you have a lovely week!!!
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November Guest Designers: