7/31/2015

Guesting at 12 Kits of Occasions!!

Hey there! I received one of those fun emails a few weeks back from Cathy Weber! She asked if I would like to join the girls of the 12 Kits of Occasions for their July post. Heck yeah!! 



Cathy sent out a Christmas kit this month. It contained an amazing mix of designer papers, stamped images and sentiments along with die cuts and so many extra goodies. It was happy mail indeed!


First up is the elegant tree Cathy stamped. It was whispering in my ear "Glitter me, glitter me"!! I added it to a card base covered in this beautiful Christmas plaid. A small snippet of ribbon and a few gems on the sentiment banner were all this needed.



Wouldn't that sparkly tree look fabulous with these ornaments adorning it's branches!! I wanted to let as much of this DP show as possible. I cut the back mat and DP with my fave ME frames. I simply added the premade sentiment/ornament Cathy sent. I sanded the edges to let more white show so it would pop off of the DP.



Cathy die cut this deer from the plaid paper. I posed him on the sentiment she sent then added a few Pretty Pink Posh snowflakes and sequins. I love the litte edge of snowflake paper peeking out!



Isn't this leaping deer pretty! He's gracefully leaping through a wooden sentiment frame backed with more DP. I added this to a PTI tag I had in my stash. It was already embossed with the stars so I added a couple of more wooden stars (also from my stash) to unify the design. 


 

Finally, I have a cozy card! The polka dot paper was die cut with a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 Die. I added it to the card base covered in paper that reminded me of a warm cozy sweater! Cathy sent a kraft panel that she embossed. I cut just one strip from it for this card. Next, I die cut one of her sentiments with a PPP Stitched Tag. A little rustic twine added to the wooden holly she included finish off this one.

I had a grand time working with this month's kit. Thank you so much Cathy and the ladies of the 12 Kits for having me!! I always enjoy seeing what you all design from the same products. No two alike and all simply fabulous!! 

I'll be back tomorrow with a special birthday hop post for Paper Sweeties!! I hope you'll join me ~Lisa


23 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

Wow! Thank you so much for joining us this month Lisa...I knew you would create some gorgeous cards...and I was right! I love how elegant the tree and glitter came out...the plaid deer looks really nice with the snowflake paper behind it too. I especially LOVE the tag. What a great idea and it fits perfectly with the PTI die cut. Thank you so much for making the most of my Christmas in July Kit!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty collection of Christmas cards Lisa!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the Guest Design spot for 12 Kits, Lisa! You did a beautiful job with the kit and I love all your makes! The cozy card is divine, but I have to say that plaid reindeer stole my heart!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

Oh it was such a treat to have your darling cards in the mix this month, Lisa!! Love each and every one... wait... you 'sanded the edges' ?!?! You bring new things to me all the time!
=] M

Kim Heggins said...

Lisa...welcome, so excited that you joined us this month. Your cards are fabulous, so hard to have a favorite. I love that you made that adorable tag with that sweet deer and your last card with the patchwork look paired with that holly is as gorgeous as it gets! Love them all...I can see you had a blast playing with Cathy's kit.

Marybeth said...

I can’t remember if I posted a comment yet or just stopped in earlier. Getting old!
So fun to have you join us this month Lisa. Each one of your cards are beautiful, love the satin ribbon tucked in the tree card , just beautiful! The last one is my favorite!!!!!! Oh my gosh I love that one!

LeAnne said...

These are delightful....and just because I saw that sweet Nordic reindeer EF, I just spent over $40 online! ACK!!!

Sue Lelli said...

So FUN to see what YOU did with the kit! All are Fantastic! LOVE the layers and dimension you added!

Greta said...

Oh how lucky to join The 12 Kits gang! Your cards are wonderful, Lisa--really love the last one, but all are great!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

All of these are so beautiful! It looks like so much fun to get these supplies and then make all of these fabulous projects!

Sharron said...

Wow, I am so happy that you were able to join us this month! I'm really in awe of your fabulous designs! All the small details made a really big impact. The glitter on the tree and the simple bow, the sanded ornament, the snowflakes with the deer and the twine with the holly all add so much. Love your wonderful tag too!

Celeste Goff said...

What stunning holiday cards! I just love these gorgeous papers!

Joyce said...

So very wonderful to have you as our guest this month. Looks like you settled in and made yourself right at home to work magic on Cathy's amazing kit. Love everything you did. Especially smart to glitter up that tree--really wish I had thought of that. Ditto on sanding the edge of that ornament--love how it pops and how well it fits in with the ornaments on the patterned paper. And, your leaping deer tag. So many details on such a small canvas--absolutely brilliant.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOW!! AMAZING Inspiration!! How FUN it this Kit!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of your Designs!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

KayM said...

Wow!! These are all amazing Lisa!! What fun to see what you did with all of those wonderful Christmas goodies! That last one with the embossed border and cute little tag is just adorable!

Rachel Jolley said...

I love ALL these fabulous Christmas cards, what a super kit to work with!

artful-notions said...

Congrats, Lisa! Nothing more fun than guest designing for 12 kits! Your cards are perfection, full of holiday yumminess and I love the rustic feel! Your stag tag is a favorite, definitely casing that one!

Annette Allen said...

girl you rocked this kit.. congrats on guest designing.. love all your fun cards..

Jeanne J said...

What a treat having you join the group - lots of clever things you did here Lisa! Like that strip of embossed paper on the last one - that is all a wonderful mix of patterns..That tag with all the yummy layers.. and all the glitter you added to the Christmas tree! Great post!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Congrats on your guest designing with the 12 Kits this month Lisa! Your cards look fantastic as usual! I always admire your creative layouts, and these cards are no exception. That cozy card of yours just stole my heart. I love how it captured the warmth of Christmas. Always so clever!

Geri said...

Oh my how festive…each and every one! Really love the one with the chalkboard tag…but really, they're all wonderful! Looks like you've got a little head start on Christmas here, Lisa!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

How exciting! Congratulations, love! And what a great job you've done showing off the kit! So fun! Really love that little, embossed tag!

Michelle said...

Amazing job with this kit Lisa! Each card made me say, "ooohhhh" and "aaahhh"!!!! Love them all!