Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 12 Kits of Christmas

 We decided to post a few day late due to the storm. 
You are all in my prayers  and thoughts!

 Welcome to the 12 Kits of Christmas! If you are
 new to this post please HERE
Our wonderful and very fun host of this month is 
Jessica: The Paper Parade Jessica is also on
 the Design Team at Paper Smooches Sparks.
Thank you so much Jessica, I had so much fun!

 This is what was in our wonderful kit!
Im so bad I cant even remember who ended up
Taking the photo this month!

Girls, I will be gone all day and cant wait to see what you have made when I get back.

Be Jolly
 I love this one. I embossed using the Lil Inkers frame

I am in need of many tags, so I made quite a few and even saved ( hoarded) some paper 
to make some more. 

I used score tape adhered the strips of paper then cut the tag. 

  I just loved this striped paper

 Love this tag die from Papertrey Ink too!

Isn't he just too cute!

All I had to do on this one was punch a hole, add the ribbon
and a bit of bling. I also put a sentiment that Jessica made
on the back of this tag.

This one was going to be a full sized card, then I messed up and 
turned it into a tag. Not a bad save….. hey!

Thank you again Jessica for such a fun and beautiful kit!
 Thank you!  Please stop by and see what the other have made with the same kit.



  1. What a great collection of projects. That was such a great idea--to make tags. I am going to do that (copy you) with some of my extras. I love how you put red bling in that penguin's eyes. He looks like he had a little too much eggnog!

  2. Marybeth, I LOVE the chevron impressed frame!! Oh my that card is on my radar! The tag at an angle with the Holly at the corner and the Be Jolly sentiment.....fabulous! All of your tags are adorable....You've knocked quite a few out here!

  3. Wow Marybeth what a boatload of Christmas eye candy today! Your first card is SO pretty. And I love all of those fun tags.

  4. Marybeth you did amazing!!
    Love that first card...
    and then the ornaments on the Santa card...
    so creative! :)
    And all your tags...
    I was just thinking this morning that I have gifts...
    putting up trees this weekend...
    I need tags!! :)
    Maybe I can fit in some crafty time this weekend to make some so I can start wrapping gifts...
    the trees look nakey without gifts!
    But you're ahead of the game with all these fabby ones...
    and really love the last one...
    an incredible save! ;)

  5. All of this is so cute...but that polaroid Santa is my favorite, but then I loved that patterned paper strips tag too, and the reindeer tag "save" is great also. I love them all!

  6. Look at all the fabulous things you made - what an awesome kit huh? You made it look easy like you could just keep going! Love all the fabulous tags especially the last one with the deer!

  7. Wow, Marybeth! Your Christmas cards and tags are just amazing! Fabulous work! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  8. Marybeth your projects are all stunning, I love each and every card and tag you made. Your designs are fabulous and your first two cards are amazing! I am going to pin them now.

  9. Marybeth, you have taken my breath away! These are so wonderful! I just love how you glittered up the santa's mustache! He looks so great in the polariod. Then that reindeer tag...oh how sweet! But I think that snowman card with all the impressions and the layout is my favorite card of the bunch :) Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! I just love what you created :)

  10. Wow, Marybeth, I'm going to be making many visits back to this post! There are so many incredible projects! LOVE your first card! Using the frame with the chevron paper and tag looks fantastic and I adore the Santa card. Plus you did all those tags--they are all awesome! The strips of patterned paper was such a clever idea! I definitely want to try that one. Well, I'll probably try several!

  11. Wow! I love all the tags you made!!! And the polaroid frame on your card is so much fun, I love that look. You created a fabulous set of projects!

  12. Love how clean and crisp you kept your projects from the kit! Each and every one is just so fun@

  13. Great set of cards and tags! I just love the penguin tag.

  14. Oh my, Marybeth, you did an amazing job with this kit! I'm absolutely smitten with your first card--what a great idea to color just the scarf and add red bling for the buttons. And look at Santa with his glittered whiskers! Adorable! Your tags are fantastic too, and I'll definitely be CASEing your first one with the patterned strips to use up some of my stash!

  15. Marybeth, you used your FABULOUS FRAMES YAY!!! It looks great and wasn't it easy? I love all your cards and tags, FABULOUS just FABULOUS!!!

  16. These are just gorgeous, Marybeth. I love how you have made everything look so different.

  17. Marybeth these are all gorgeous! I love the way you used the tags on the cards as focal points - I need to try this!!! I love all the sweet and adorable Christmas tags you created. I just started making tags on Saturday night and I gave them all to my sister and didn't remember to take a picture first. She is up visiting this week from Oregon.
    :) Jill

  18. I was here yesterday, but didn't add a comment because I had to check out the Lil Inkers embossed frame. The card you made with it is absolutely wonderful, love everything about it.

  19. Marybeth, you are just so clever...what a wonderful idea of using so many of the stamped images for your tags, each and everyone is just as cute as the next! So happy that I have left overs and may even need to get one of these sets, so much fun. Fabulous and fun collection of cards.

  20. Hi Marybeth, I love so many of the things you did with this kit; however, can you tell me which die you used for the several oblong tags with the embossed dots around the edges? I think it is a PTI die, but the name escapes me. I especially like the card with the snowman tag that says, "Be Jolly!" So cute! It is that tag that I would like you to identify for me, if you would. Thank you so much—I appreciate your help!


  21. The tag is Tag Sale # 3 from Papertrey Ink and the stamps are from Paper Smooches. The embossed frame is from Lil Inkers Design. Sorry looks like I forgot to list my supplies this month. Hope this helps. I had no way to contact you.

  22. Love them all! I am procrastinating so badly this year on all my Christmas things. Really need to get going. Thank goodness all you ladies are providing such amazing inspiration! ;-)

  23. I just love that you made so many tags - they made me smile, especially the last one with that reindeer and the glitter. And I love the pops of red in your cards! Bling makes everything better!!

  24. Adorable tags!! Love your cards too. I love how they are sort if monochromatic!! Very pretty!!

  25. I think I was going around the hop on this when I went down. Your tags, each and every one of them, are perfection!! Now I feel like I'm stalking you, ha! Would you please put your cards on a Pinterest board so I can follow you and not have to pin each one individually?! (Let me know if I'm missing your Pin button.)


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