Monday, November 30, 2015

November 12 Kits of Occasions + a Giveaway!!!

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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  1. Wow Lindsey! Look at all the amazing cards you created! All so different and adorable! I love the polar bear on the iceberg and the one with the Christmas sweater. What a contrast to the formal and elegant Christmas greetings with silver accents and fancy frames!

  2. Gorgeous!!
    And that sweet card for your nieces...
    it's precious and they'll love it! :)

  3. Lindsey...your cards are so fabulous. What I love the most is that sweet wee bow you put on that adorable mouse's ear! And that polar bear darn cute!!! You are so talented and your cards really show it.

  4. Oh, these are all so sweet, Lindsey!

  5. These are fantastic. Love how you used all those adorable mice and bears. Each one has so many cute details. Great idea to use washi on that tag, and putting those sentiments on tags was also an inspired idea.

  6. OH how adorable! You've really created darling cards ... and good for you mailing them out already! Good on, you, for re-purposing, Lindsey!!!

  7. Your cards are all so wonderful! Love all the amazing little additions! The plaid and the bow look fantastic. And I love the polar bear's sweater and cup--so festive and fun.

  8. Lindsey these are all adorable! Love the glossy paper with polka dots! Bet your nieces are going to love the card you made for them and I am sure they miss all of you as well. Love that red and black card with the washi tape and I might just do the same now after seeing your card! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  9. I love these! They are so cute and your coloring is beautiful!

  10. Lindsey these are all so cute! I love your sweet designs and I can't believe you pulled this off with moving and all you have on your plate! I love the sweet tiny hair bows! Beautiful.

  11. Super cute tags and cards! I especially love the watercolored plaid sweater--I thought how in the world did you paper piece that? Love them all!

  12. Oh Lindsey ... what gorgeous cards ... an awesome collection of delicious creativity and cuteness ... such a lovely treat to meander through! Hugs, Anita :)