Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occassions

Kelly's Kreative Kit----

Take a look at this kit.  Isn't it just the greatest?  I was asked to be a guest with the 12 Kits of Occassions member Kelly Schirmer.   It is so exciting and such an honor to be a part of this month's kit.  Kelly really outdid herself with all of the color coordinating papers, ribbon, embellishments, and all of the chalkboard sentiments.  I fell in love with them and ended up using most of those in my images.

Of course many of these goodies came in red gingham bags which were so cute.  I saved mine and want to incorporate it into something else.

I couldn't decide where to start because I wanted to use every piece of this kit.  So, first I created a card using the Scotty dog image.  He became something really fun to use and I decided to glitz him up a bit by adding some red crystal embellishments as his collar.  I then fussy cut him out and popped him on a piece of ribbon and look at the matching paper.   The green sweater for him was too cute, love the argyle.  The sentiment was white embossed on black cardstock (like a chalkboard).

So, then I decided I wanted to do something clean and simple, which is never as easy as it looks.  Well I took one look at the white embossed christmas tree on black cardstock and decided black and white was the way to go!  So I layered black and white all the way.  I loved the way it looked and couldn't justify putting a sentiment on the front of the card so added one to the inside of the card.  I received some retro stamps free with my latest cardmaking and papercrafts magazine and loved the sentiment.  The first layer of white paper was embossed with Snowflakes.  Yay!

Now the next one was really easy as Kelly included lots of things to make tags.  The Spellbinders Opera Tag was diecut and stamped with a sentiment from Waltzingmouse stamps (sorry I don't know which set it's from).  There was also a gift card pocket from Memory Box and I tied the tag onto the pocket with red ribbon and viola!  A gift card holder and you can slide the tag front over to easily get out the wonderful gift card.  The one I have in there is from our local grocery store Wegman's which is a huge travel attraction, if you come to Western NY you'll have to check it out.  I can never walk out of there without grabbing things I never intended to.
Hang in there with me, I'm almost done. I really had to use this sentiment as it's one of my favorite Christmas Songs.  I can only ever remember the one line, but when I hear it, up goes the volume.  Drives my family crazy. 

Since it was so cold here today and I was outside for so long, I really wanted to warm up.   And the sentiment was exactly what I said when I got home. This stretchy snowflake sock was just what I was looking for to dress up this bottle and to add this cute little gift tag to it.  I used the square stax dies from My favorite things and added a snowflake to the corner.  Easy Peasy.
Last and not least I really, really, really, wanted to use the jingle bells that Kelly had packed into the kit.  Whenever someone opens this card, they'll jingle all the way!
The snowman is from Tremendous Treats by Paper Trey Ink and the chalkboard frame is from My Favorite Things Stamps. I also used a candy button and popped up the snowman and jingle sentiment with foam tape.  The snowman was colored with Copics.  I just completed a class and have been practicing, practicing, practicing.  I love using a white gel pen to make the dots on the scarf and hat.
I have so many things left, that I can't wait to use from Kelly's kit. She is hosting a prize giveaway this month! Leave a comment on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog Here for your chance to win the Echo Park 6 x 6 Tis The Season Paper Pad !    You have until December 5th at 11:59 P.M.  to leave your comment. You will also see the blog links for all of the kit team members, as well as a supply list for Kelly's kit.
Thanks so much to Kelly for asking me to be her guest with this lovely kit! Don't forget to check out their Pinterest Board HERE and the Facebook page HERE for more 12 Kits inspiration!
Hope you enjoyed visiting today and thanks for stopping by.  


  1. Thanks so much for joining us this month, Karen! I have enjoyed getting to know a little bit about you by looking around your blog! Your projects are so pretty using Kelly's kit! Love the gift card tag, the cool bottle sock, and your little dog with his blingy collar!

  2. ACK! That wine bottle with the sentiment tag is amazing!!! A gift a hostess would LOVE! Such a great idea to layer the WMS tag over the pocket how come my gift card didn't fit?! Good to know...I'll stick to a Wegmans one for a sure fit ;)! The chalkboard tree really steals the show with the lovely layered border and your new retro sentiment is a perfect fit. Adorable snowman card with the jingle bells! Triple extra credit for using THREE! I was noticing how awesome your Copic coloring is on it! Love the purple dotted scarf. The sweet scottie dog card is right up my alley with all of it's patterns and the bedazzled collar to match the holly! I am SOOOO glad you could join us this month! You did amazing things with this kit! :)XO

  3. Congratulations on the guest designer spot on this fun monthly site, Karen! Your creations have added tons of awesome inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month...
    and OMGosh...
    didn't Kelly put together the most incredible kit?!! :)
    Love that little pup and all the fabby projects you created but I gotta say the CAS black and white...
    that's the one!
    LOVE it! :)
    I got you all pinned on our board so your creativity is now immortalized...
    and again thank you for playing along with us!

  5. So lovely to have you GD with Kelly's lovely kit! I love your Scottie dog card! So sweet! And your tags and wine bottle are all ready for some festive gift giving! And I adore your tree card! I bought that stamp this year and love it! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!! Happy Holidays!

  6. Karen so glad you played along this month!!! You did a fabulous job with Kelly's kit! I particularly love the tags you put together!! I have so many ideas going through my head today after seeing all the projects! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  7. Wow...Karen you did such a great job with Kelly's kit this month, so nice to have you play along too! Love what you have done, my favorite is that sweet wine bottle tag hanging with the twine...also that Scottie dog card really was adorable.

  8. Karen, so awesome to have you join us this month! I really love your creativity! First of all, wrapping the wine bottle? Hahaha, I love it! But the tag totally makes it. In fact I think that tag is my favorite of your projects, but each one is awesome. The gift card tag is a close second, but who could resist the adorable snowman and dog cards you created? Awesome job!

  9. Karen...stunning cards and how fun to be Kelly's guest this month. It truly is an amazing kit and your cards are fabulous. I love that sweet little dog card, he is just too cute. Your wine bottle tag is just so fun and the perfect addition to a bottle of wine. Love all your cards, so festive!

  10. So happy you could join us Karen.Sorry I am a bit late. My goodness you sure made lots with Kelly's kit . I have tons left . I love your second card the white and black with the tree. Very elegant. Love all your fun tags and beautiful card. I say turn it up when a good song comes on the radio :). How fun that you and Kelly both love to make cards and your husbands work together.

  11. I'm sorry to be a little late but so happy to have you join us this month. Your projects are all so fabulous! Wasn't Kelly's kit amazing! Loved your tags. The gift card holder with the opera tag is awesome and the wine bottle will make such a wonderful gift. Love your little snowman with the polka dot scarf. He's just adorable!

  12. So nice to have you as our guest designer this month. You fit right in! All of your projects are just fantastic. Wasn't Kelly's kit just awesome? You did a great job.

  13. Karen fabulousu collection of cards and projects with Kelly's kit. So nice to have you join us this month!