Saturday, November 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions: All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Hello!  I'm thrilled to share my projects for the 12 Kits of Occasions today.  This month I am the hostess and got to create the kits for my friends.  I knew what I wanted to do right away, but admittedly I struggled lots while creating the kit.  Here's why: I was trying to portray something close to my heart.  As I explained on the 12 Kits Blog, this kit represents what brings so much peace and happiness in my life - the beauty of nature and more importantly the Lord Jesus Christ.  When I focus on these things, truly all is calm and all is bright.  And so I love the Christmas season, this beautiful time of year when we all strive to focus on what is good in the world, when joy abounds, and when hearts are full of giving.  And I hope that somehow you feel all of that as the 12 Kits team shares their creations today.
I've long loved Neat & Tangled's So Foxy stamp set and have big plans for lots of Christmas tags with it, but today he is the darling star of my first card.  This card features so many things I love: Festive Florals from Lil' Inker Designs, Snowflake Die from The Stamp Market, and Sentimental: Winter from Winnie & Walter.  From here on out I kind of created the cards in sets.
I love so many of the background stamps from The Stamp Market, so I used them to create patterned papers for the kit.  These cards feature Jumbo Plaid (my favorite background stamp!) and Diamond Design. 
Don't you just love hand lettering?  This Merry Christmas Greeting from My Favorite Things is another favorite of mine.
This tag is so simple, but it was one of my happiest discoveries from the kit.  The background die is from PTI's Scene It: Bethlehem with the Christmas star, but I found that if  it is tilted just the right way, it makes it look like the tree (from PTI's Tinsel & Tags kit) is lit up and glowing.  The image of a peaceful, clear night, the world covered with freshly fallen snow and the single glow from a Christmas tree brought me so much happiness.
I purposely created the kit with a very neutral color palette.  I wanted it simple, but I added just a few touches of metallics that I think are so fun.
This card features more beautiful lettering.  This time from MFT's Hand Lettered Christmas.  The greenery comes from Concord & 9th's Just Because dies and in case you are wondering, I would love an ornament just like this on my tree. :)
 Another simple card, but I think the Stemmed Leaves from The Stamp Market are so pretty.  I added a few gold jewels from Pretty Pink Posh (thank you, Jeanne!).
Concord & 9th's Ornamental die is huge, so it really felt like I was creating an ornament for the tree with this project.  I wanted C9's Merry Die to stand out, so I tucked PTI's rustic wreath die behind the vellum.  I almost didn't include the patterned vellum in the kit, but I adore the softness it adds to this ornament tag. (It's much prettier in person.)
Honestly, it doesn't get any simpler than this, but I gotta say...this next card makes me smile big.  The Stamp Market's Skinny Upper Alpha paired quite nicely with PTI's Wet Paint: Holiday stamp set.

And for the the finale, a favorite message.  I used some oldie but goody products on this one - Papertrey's O Holy Night stamp set and Sketched Stars dies.
I have more to share in the coming days...sick kiddos didn't allow for me to finish up a few of my projects using some of my very favorite critters and elements in the kit. But regardless, this pile makes me so very happy...
Thanks so much for sharing some of your time with me today!  And please do stop by the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see what my teammates have created.  They are one talented bunch, and I sure do love them!  Have a blessed weekend!
PS I think I mentioned most everything I used today, but you can find a full list of all the supplies I included in my kit here.


  1. A simply wonderful kit, Lindsey ... gorgeous cards ... and a lovely post! Truly, Christmas and the birth of Our Lord and Saviour is a most wonderful time of the year! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Lindsey, thank you so much for the amazing holiday kit, just loved all the wonderful goodies you included! Your collection of cards and tags are simply stunning, so beautiful and so elegant! Love them all!

  3. You made me extra sad not to be part of the 12 Kits Team anymore, Lindsey! Such a gorgeous package of goodness... especially love the Stemmed Leaves die! Absolutely fabulous cards, sweet friend!

  4. All your cards are darling and you kit was pure joy to work with! Thank you so much for a wonderful kit. I loved the colors and the touch of shimmer. May your Christmas season be filled with peace, love and joy!

  5. Gorgeous cards; I love your neutral palette with metallic touches!

  6. Lindsey, I enjoyed your kit immensely! Working with the lovely shades of green and metallic colors was a joy. Thank you! And thank you for this incredibly pretty display of simplicity and elegance ~ WOW!!

  7. WOW Lindsey!! First off let me say how much I totally LOVED every little piece of your kit...the neutral colors, all the beautiful die cuts, the stamped plaid and diamond background truly was a JOY to create with your kit!! Thank you, thank you! All of your cards are absolutely FABULOUS!! Totally loving your little fox card...he really did make me smile! And the CAS perfection of all your other cards had me smiling too...and also wanting to CASE!! Lovely, lovely cards truly outdid yourself!! Hugs. :0)

  8. Lindsey thank you so much for this beautiful kit! I think it represents you so well.. classy and lots of heart! I love your beautiful makes.. that little fox is adorable, and I love what you did with the foliage. So clean and elegant and the touch of metallic takes everything over the top!

  9. Lindsey, I thoroughly loved this kit! Every little piece of it was a delight and that color scheme was amazing! I loved reading your post and seeing all the wonderful cards you created. To see your vision of this kit come to life in your cards and tags is such a treat! What a fun find, too, to see the star light of the tree on your tag! Thanks for the wonderful kit, and all your amazing inspiration!

  10. Lindsey I love all your cards but I couldn't believe the vellum ornament is just like the one I messed up with a big accidental blob of glue I did the very same thing vellum over the wreath . I was trying to add a few branches and the glue got all over the place. I was able to save the wreath.
    Each design of yours is so your and that star over the Christmas tree is gorgeous! Love , Love , Love the Joy card! Your fox cluster is adorable! I truly enjoyed your kit ..... Thank you!

  11. Lindsey, your kit was such a joy to work with. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely and thoughtful supplies with us! The colors were wonderful as were the patterned papers. I didn't realize you had stamped a couple of my favorite designs. And I loved being able to use some products that were totally new to me.