Right about now, everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit, decorating their homes, shopping for presents and getting ready to send all those Christmas cards they have made throughout the year. This is the first year I can honestly say I am ready. I have so many Christmas cards all ready to go thanks to the wonderful club I have been part of this year. Each month a different club member serves as hostess and sends a package of card-making goodies to everyone in the group and at the end of the month, we all share our cards. After 10 months, we have seen some beautiful cards and built up quite a supply all ready to send this Christmas and even Hanukkah. This month, our hostess is Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life. What a surprise I got when I opened the gigantic box of supplies she sent each of us. The list of ingredients took up an entire page and the star of the show this month are stamped images from Serendipity Stamps, and a lot of them!
Here's a picture of the supplies that Jeanne sent to us this month:
|Photo courtesy of Kara
Seasons Greetings) along with the vintage skates (Skates), all from Serendipity. The images are so detailed and striking that you don't need a lot of other embellishments. I added a simple row of silver beads and a Spellbinder die as a frame. Super easy card to make.
My second card is in shades of aqua mist, black and white. This is my favorite card of the bunch, love the die cut deer Jeanne included in our kit.
Midnight Clear) and the sentiment (Merry Christmas, small) are both from Serendipity.
I did a bit of coloring on my third card...I know! Not something I do often, but I just had to make those beautiful poinsettias a bright red.
Large Poinsettia, Merry) and were very easy to color, using just two copics. I added some yellow stickles to the centers and you might also notice I added a little stick pin that Jeanne sent us. I had so many choices, I almost couldn't make a final decision, but I do have a ton left over and will make good use of them later this month.
My fourth card is just plain cute. Who doesn't love a big, fat, jolly Santa?
Santa's Note) and always knew I wanted a cute Santa to pair it up with. When I picture Santa Claus in my head...he looks just like this stamp (Santa). I colored his cap and skin, added some diamond glaze for his glasses and some Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique to make the cap look nice and fuzzy. I am going to give this card to my niece to set out on Christmas Eve after her kids go to bed. I can not wait to hear what they think of this note from Santa written just for them.
I had so many things to work with this month, I also made a quick tag using the small stamped poinsettias (Small Poinsettias) that Jeanne included in our kit.
From Me to You) added a seam binding bow and little flower button from our kit.
Whew! Are you still with me? I hope so, because there is some blog candy up for grabs this month. Mary Dew Lee, the owner of Serendipity Stamps has generously offered a beautiful ornament die and coordinating stamp for a give away. Just leave a comment on each of the 12 Kits of Christmas blogs listed below. A random comment will be chosen to win the intricate die and matching stamp. Whoever wins them is going to be very lucky! Thanks for taking a look at my creations.
**An extra special surprise: All Christmas Serendipity stamps are 20% off all day Friday, November 30th, a great time to buy some of the beautiful stamps you will be seeing on your blog hop today.**