It's my turn to share a kit at the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog and I had so much fun planning it and then sending it out! Kara made this amazing photo collage of it ( I put it on the "extra large" setting because it's such an awesome collage) and she even gave it a title! :) All of the supplies you see are listed HERE.
As soon as I saw Echo Park's " 'Tis the Season" patterned paper collection with a chalkboard theme, I knew it was the 6x6 pad for me! As I mentioned on the 12 Kits blog already, I used this sheet of paper from the pad to give me ideas for all of the elements to include in the kit such as stamped images, sentiments, and die cuts.
Oh that Scottie dog caught my eye! So up first is this cute one from Pink Persimmon!
Then it was time to get chalky! This is the new Chalk Background from Hero Arts with the charming 2011 Heirloom Ornaments from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
And now for the amazing sentiments! These are new from A Muse Studio, a cling set called "It's a Wonderful Life," and they stamp so beautifully! I added some "chalk" detail around the words with a white pencil. This background stamp is so authentic...just a little white ink on dark cardstock and you get the perfect vintage chalkboard look.
Time for some tags! This one uses another fave image of mine...the "Xmas Stocking" by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs. It's hanging from a sweet, tiny new Memory Box die called "Festive Lights" and is paired with another sentiment from "It's a Wonderful Life."
Speaking of Memory Box, I fell in love with this gorgeous Deer Collage stamp from them while shopping at my fave little stamp store "One Little Spark" in Tuckerton, New Jersey this summer :) It looks regal with the L'il Inkers Snowflake dies and a silver-embossed sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Festive Foliage set.
I colored with the C1 and C3 Copic markers...and turned him into Rudolph!
Now for another great Memory Box find...this little tag cut with the Pocket Tag die! Perfect to slip a little something in...we tried a gift card which didn't quite fit, but some dollar bills did :)! I "Stickled" up my favorite candy cane from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Sewing Box-Christmas, and placed it on the outside pocket. I actually cut 2 tags with the die and used patterned paper for the pocket flap (it's glued over the original black cardstock flap). The cute reinforcer piece is cut with a die included with the tag.
More mini tags, this one cut with Papertrey Ink's newest Tag Sale #8 die...
Another fabulous Hero Arts Stamp, the Pen & Ink Christmas Tree paired with a sentiment from their new clear set "Banners and Messages."
I detailed this with white pencil but then coated over the top of that with a Sakura Stardust pen...very shimmery in the sunlight!
This next tag got away from me a little bit, hee! It's very dotty!
The tree is embossed with a Sizzix dot folder and then I colored each one with a chalk marker.
The little tag and heart are both made from wood veneer and then painted. The heart is from Studio Calico and the tag is made by Ball Jars. I used a beautiful new sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps new "Seasonal Flourish" sentiment set.
Last but not least, another beloved retired wood mount stamp from A Muse Artstamps (also purchased at One Little Spark a few years ago)...Snow Gent (and his Starbucks cup, hee)! with a sentiment from "It's a Wonderful Life." The tree and snowflakes in the background are from Papertrey Ink's "In the Meadow" stamp set.
So there you have it! I think I am having kit letdown now! Luckily, I have tons of inspiration from these ladies coming up and the stamp sets to try their ideas out! All of the supplies for this month's kit are listed on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog HERE. You can also find us on Facebook HERE and our Pinterest page HERE.
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