Good morning! We’re halfway to another weekend and I’m especially excited because my sister is flying in from California today. It will be so nice to have our whole family together for the next week. We’re planning sister spa day, lots of baking, home-cooked meals by mom, and a gift exchange while she’s here!

Today is also exciting because the December Key Ingredients kit is being delivered to our subscribers and it’s also available to purchase for those of you who aren’t a part of our kit club! This month’s kit features patterned paper from the Wintertime collection by Echo Park. The pretty patterns in this snowy serenade will bring the blustery outdoors into the comfort of your warm stamp space! This month I challenged our Key Ingredients Design Team to create a set of post-holiday thank you cards. I love working ahead and now I have something special to say thank you for the thoughtful gifts we receive this Christmas.

I started by stamping snowflakes from the Winter Wonderland stamp set onto Choice Snow White cardstock. The ink colors I used are Colorbox Maroon, Colorbox Prussian Blue, Memento Rich Cocoa, and Memento Summer Sky. The Thanks Snow Much sentiment is from the Penguin Pals set. I used the small, medium, and large scallop border dies cut from patterned paper, sponged the edges, and layered them with foam tape. Unfortunately, winter lasts much longer than the holiday season, but that will give me plenty of time to play with this beautiful papers!
You’ll definitely want to check out the fabulous thank-you cards that our design team has created: Lynn Put, Melody Rupple, Jen Tapler, Lisa Hjulberg, and Jessica Diedrich. And stop by the December Key Ingredients inspiration gallery throughout the month as our team adds more fabulous creations!
If you’re already a Key Ingredients subscriber then you know these paper-crafting goodies are on their way to your doorstep. If you’re not a current subscriber then we’d love to have you join us! We offer the latest patterned paper collections paired with unique embellishments and bring them right to your doorstep each month at a great value. This month’s kit includes the following supplies pictured on the left:

20 sheets of double-sided patterned papers from the Echo Park Wintertime Collection

12 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock (2 each of 6 colors)

5 yards of ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles)

25 Snowflake Brads

Crystal Tiny Twinkles

Embellie Gellie sample (click here to see a video on using twinkles with Embellie Gellie)

Each kit also comes with a full-color supply list for reference and a plastic case to store all of your supplies! And if that’s not enough, our subscribers enjoy 10% off everything at the TE Store during our monthly discount period as well as free shipping on your additional purchases (for U.S. customers)! The price of our subscriptions break down as follows:

6 month subscription: $16.95 + $7.00 shipping = $23.95 charged monthly

3 month subscription: $18.95 + $7.00 shipping = $25.95 charged monthly

You can find the subscriptions in our store by clicking HERE or check out even more details on the Key Ingredients blog!