It's month #3 of our 12 Kits of Christmas project, and this month's hostess is ME! YAY!
Here's how it works: There are 12 of us in this group, and each person takes turns hosting the challenge each month by mailing to each of the other group members a kit full of supplies - stamped images, patterned papers, bling, ribbon, etc. Any company, any style...it's all up to the hostess that month. Everybody in the group receives the SAME kit of ingredients, and each of us makes a card (or several cards) in secret using those supplies. On the last day of the month, we all post our creations...the fun is seeing what everyone else made with the same ingredients. We are allowed to supplement the kits with supplies from our own stash, but when I do that I will point it out to you.
Here is a photo of the kit I sent to everyone...I've included a complete list of supplies at the end of this post, in case you see anything along this hop that you love. :)
This month, I made four cards with my own kit. The only trouble that I had was that one of our dear team member's kits got lost in the mail, so I had to send my actual kit away...which means I could barely remember what I sent everyone weeks ago. Which stamp was stamped in which color on what kind of paper and cut with which die? LOL.
I'll start with my favorite of the bunch:
I added a Hero Hues bling to the ribbon, as well as some champagne glitter from A Muse Studio:
I stamped the sentiment on vellum, because I had a hard time remembering exactly how I stamped this for the kits. The tree diecut is from PTI's In the Meadow.
I love how this next one turned out too...I am having fun playing with my Teresa Collins designer brads. I ran out of tin pins for myself and figured bling was the next best way to go:
The gingham ribbon is by May Arts, and you can find it in the Ribbon Carousel Store, along with the red and natural jute twines found on my other cards.
Do you remember these Thickers from last month? I love them. I am determined to use the whole pack up! The thick knot embellishment is something we learned from Kim Hughes in our class last week. I layered vellum over the patterned papers to soften them and to make the glittered letters stand out more:
Here is a list of everyone else in our group. Have fun hopping around and seeing our creations!
Cathy: Empty Nest Crafter
Kara: K and R Designs
Sharron: On Papillion Wings
Marybeth: Marybeth's Time for Paper
Jeanne: A Kept Life
Jessica: The Paper Parade
Christina: Sea Glass & Sentiments
Renee: It's A Patchwork Life
I can't wait to see what everyone else makes. Have a fun day!
Supplies Sent in Kits
Stamps: 1. Holiday Birdie with matching die: Poppystamps, 2. Snowman w/ Star: Print Works Collection 2009, 3. Block Art Sparkle Dove M253: Stampendous, 4. Santa's Flight (Sleigh w/ Reindeer & Sentiment): A Muse Studio, 5. Winter Wood (deer with trees & sentiment): A Muse Studio, 6. Vintage Holiday Greetings: A Muse Studio, 7. Swirly Tree with sentiments: Bright Hopes from SU!
Paper: 1. Cherry Shimmer from A Muse Studio, 2. Candy Cane Stripe - A Muse Studio, 3. Twas the Night Before Christmas(text) - A Muse Studio, 4. Spring Moss (PTI), 5. Mitten Weather from Cosmo Cricket, 6. Dear Mr. Claus from Cosmo Cricket
7. SU! Holly Berry Bouquet, 8. The cream lightweight shimmer paper is Stardream Metallics in Opal.
Ribbon: 1. Green satin ribbon (double-faced) & cream lace - Ribbonbazaar.com, 2. The striped ribbon and the red ribbon are from SU!, 3. The twines are two new colors from The Twinery, 4. Polka dot ribbon is Ripe Avocado from PTI
Misc: 1. Metal tin pins, 2. New leaf buttons (PTI), 3. Cosmo Cricket sticker(s) from Dear Mr. Claus collection, 4. Rusty jingle bells 6mm (craftcatalog.com), 5. Labels 1 dies from A Muse Studio