Saturday, December 15, 2012

Non-Traditional 12 days of Christmas Swap

I participated in the non-traditional 12 days of Christmas swap on the cmb.  We could buy up to 4 of the 12 days, but that still left 8 projects.

My true love gave to me....
Day 1: A partridge in a pear tree - make a fruit themed item.  I went with simple but classic.  I made 3 by 3 note cards.  I used a white textured card stock base.  Layered black textured card stock and a light aqua print.  (Aqua is one of her favorite colors).  I used  the fruit from the Serenade cartridge and was going to do the layers but it just didn't look right.  I decided to go with cutting in black and making it more like a silhouette.  I finished off with black gems in the corners.  I made 6 of the cards and a matching tin to store them in.

Day 2:  Two Turtle Doves - I gave my partner the Damask cricut cartridge.  It was on her MQ and she loves the pattern.

Day 3: Three French Hens - paris or french themed item.  This wasn't the first project I came up with for this day.  However, I just wasn't over the moon with the finished project and end up making a small printers tray.

Day 4: Four Calling birds - feathers  This is my favorite project of them all.  I so wanted to keep this.  It is hard to tell by the pictures, but the centerpiece images are all raised with foam tape.  On the wings, behind the metal ones are feathers.  There TH gears on the center of the rosettes.  I used the tags from the paperline to intermix with the rosettes. This is my favorite line of paper - Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante..


Day 5: 5 golden rings - banner in jewel tones.  My partner requested a Christmas Banner in traditional red and green

Day 6 - 6 geese a laying - make 3 oval gift tags (they are pictured on the previous post along with the gift box.

Day 7 - 7 swans a swimming - an item in blue and green - bought partner blue and green lindy's stamp gang sprays.

Day 8 - 8 maids a milking - create a pearl themed project

Day 9: nine ladies dancing - fill an altered purse with candy

Day 10:  10 Lords a leaping - project using masculine colors

 Day 11 11 pipers piping: 2 trims - I filled the box in little aqua damask bags with the trims plus extras from my stash.  I read that she like Mica Flakes on her mq and I add a variety of colors, crystal pieces, and an altered key.

Day 12: 12 drummers drumming - although this is so not usually my style - this is my second favorite project.  I got the idea from a pin on her board and had to come up with my own version.

1 comment:

  1. fabulous projects. I like them all. great work.