Friday, August 31, 2012

Christmas Card Kit Club ~ August 2012

Hello friends and followers!  Today I have a treat for you - 5 of my crafty friends and I have gotten together and organized a Christmas Card Kit Club.  I got the idea from my crafty friend Suzanne; each of us takes a turn hosting the challenge for a month by mailing supplies to the other members of the group - images, patterned papers, embellishments, etc.  Everyone receives the same materials, and we have the entire month to make one or more cards with them.  Then, on the last day of the month we all share our creations on our blogs and have fun seeing what everyone else made with the same supplies, plus we have a big head start on our holiday cards for the season.  Isn't that a fun idea?  I was so happy my pals wanted to play along.  So, this month Peggy Sue was the host and sent us the following supplies including a very intricate image of a Nutcracker by Waltzingmouse Stamps and some pretty patterned papers from Echo Park's Holly Jolly Collection:
I cannot tell you how much FUN it was to have EMBELLISHMENTS to create with since all of mine are still packed up and I have only had my scrap folders of cardstock at my disposal.  Due to time constraints with our move, I was only able to create two cards this month, but I am happy with both of them.  The first was inspired by the soft aqua tones in the Holly Jolly collection:
In my second cards I opted for a CAS no-stamping style, spotlighting the patterned papers themselves because I just love this collection so much:
Aren't the colors in this collection pretty?  They really can carry a card all on their own.  (Note - My holiday card count - only 12, dismal!  I usually have about 80 by this time already!  A move really is all encompassing!  Hopefully this Christmas Card kit club will help get that number up SOON!  The holidays will be hear before you know it!!)
     Now I know you are excited to see what my talented friends made with their kits as well, so be sure to visit them all, I am sure they have something beautiful for you to see:

     Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed our first Christmas Card Kit Club Hop and will join us again last the day of the month in the future!  Cheers!
~ Crafty Math Chick


Joyce said...

Both your cards are super. Have fun with your group. I am in Suzanne's group, and know how fun it is to receive a package of happy mail every single month.

Cathy Weber said...

Such a great set of cards, both so different. Love that nutcracker image and I love how you added those silver branches to the corners. Very cute and I bet you had a blast with your kit.

Unknown said...

Oh you made two different ones, that is great! I like all the colors you used with your nutcracker! This is so much fun!

Suzanne said...

Woo hoo, Meredith! I am so glad to see that your group has finally started. That Nutcracker image is awesome and I love how you've colored him. Love your cards!

Lee said...

I love that colorful nutcracker! Beautiful! And I do love the music note is some of my fave!!