January 31, 2015

.A Happy Hello

It's January 2015, time for "A Happy Hello" from all of us here at 12 Kits, as we are excited to bring you a new year of themes and occasions...

 Kelly here :)...I chose the "Happy Day" patterned paper collection from Pebbles to start off my kit.  Not only does it feature some "Hello" paper...but also whimsical, fun colors and patterns and themes perfect for saying hello to friends near and far.  The stamps and die cuts featured are from some fabulous companies including Lawn Fawn, WPlus9, Papertrey Ink, and Waltzingmouse Stamps.  My favorite items to include in a kit are always the embellishments! I had so much fun picking them out for this kit...right down to the wood veneer planes and bicycles!

We have two guest designers joining us this month...

and the 12 Kits Team...


Cathy (on break)

While this month is a Happy Hello to 2015, it's also a bit of a sad "so long" to two team members who are stepping down for now to spend some extra time with family.  I say "for now" because our door is always wide open for their return...even if we have to add two extra months to the year ;)!  

So this is just a "See you later, sweet friends!" to our girls Renee Lynch and Kara Vrabel!
We'll miss you terribly, but are so glad you are just a mouse click away!  Hugs!


Would you like to be a Guest Designer in February?? The theme is BIRDS and we would love to see what wonderful creations you would make with our next kit. Of course, there will be lots of bird related supplies! So how can you enter our little contest? Well, just leave a comment below telling us if you have a favorite bird and whether you do anything special to attract birds to your home--feeders, ponds, etc. The deadline for the drawing will be February 4th! We will pick a random winner and get your kit in the mail to you ASAP. We post our cards on the last day of the month, which in February will be Saturday, February 28. Sorry but we can only accept U.S. and Canada participants due to mailing issues.


  1. My favorite bird is the cardinal, and I leave several bird feeders filled with their favorite, safflower seeds, around my deck. Love all of the projects this month!

  2. My favorite is the Cardinal also. I love their beautiful colors and during the winter it's especially wonderful to see that pop of red against our snow! In the summertime we see quite a few goldfinches, also very pretty!
    We put out 2 types of seed to attract birds. Black sunflower seed and a song bird mix. The feeder is just a couple of feet from one of our family room windows, so we get a good view. :)

  3. Sadly I don't really have a favorite bird and I do nothing to attract them. But I would love to play with some bird themed supplies.

  4. I do like birds and my favorite ones are not something that I know the name of. When I walk around my neighborhood there are these tiny yellow birds with dark heads that sing and sing. They are so pretty. I do not do anything to attract birds but we do have a giant bush on the side of our house that we call the "bird hotel." There are a couple nests in there that are occupied at different times of the year. My dog goes crazy in the spring because you can hear the babies chirp and chirp outside my bedroom window. I would LOVE to win this spot too. I tried to get some people together to do one of these swaps but alas, it never got off the ground!!

  5. Such beautiful cards! As far as my favorite bird, well I have a couple. The humming bird is one, I love their colors. They are so beautiful. I also love the Phoebe bird, very common here in California. So beautiful!

  6. We are for some reason very fortunate to have lots of birds in our back yard ALL the time!! I love Bluebirds and have seen some gorgeous ones on our backyard!! We have a plum tree that the birds seem to flock under - We love seeing so many birds under our tree!!! This would be a super fun opportunity!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  7. Oh what wonderful cards! Your kits are always great! Hard to pick a favorite bird & yes, I have feeders. I love my goldfinches in the spring & summer, but right now the ones I have & love are the Spotted Towhees.

  8. Love the Hello theme this month and looking forward to seeing the Bird theme next month. Hummingbirds are my favorite and I love to see them flitting around bright colored flowers.

  9. I love birds - all birds - but I think the cardinal is my favorite. I have three feeders outside my dining room window where I can watch them gather for lunch and dinner. I love to see the cardinals feed each other, so cute. I also love the goldfinches and have had as many as 30 on my feeders at one time.


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