Warning! This is a picture heavy post! My grandchildren have moved out of state and I miss them terribly. Plus I worry about them daily but I guess that is part of being a grandmother. Twelve days of small Christmas packages arriving in the mail (beginning after Thanksgiving) - I hope - will make us both feel a little closer even though we are miles apart.
The CAS Christmas August Challenge prompted me to get started early. I first stamped and die cut all the images from the SugarPea Designs Every Day is Christmas set. Then I cut all the card bases and linen cardstock fronts. At that point I fully intended only making the first three cards and set the rest aside to finish at leisure. But once the foundations were done, I just couldn't stop! I basically designed the twelve card fronts in one afternoon by limiting my colors and patterned paper in addition to diecutting and ink blending as I went along. On another short afternoon, I stamped the 12 Days of Christmas sentiments using pure poppy and green parakeet ink, then cut out with a stitched die. I also attached the completed panels to the card front. On another day, I colored all the images with Copic markers and attached to each card with foam dimensionals. A few have extra sentiments from the Feeling Sentimental set which I could not find in the SugarPea store so it is possibly retired.
Products common to cards: SugarPea Designs stamps, PTI dp and cs, Lil Inker Designs dies, Altenew and PTI ink, Copic Markers
1- Lawn Fawn die, MFT stencil and Copics: Partridge-W1, W2, W5, R33, E37, E59, Y17; Limb/Pears E31, E35, YG01, YG03, Y000, Y21, Y25
2- Simon Says and MFT die and Copics: Turtle-G20, G21, Y11, YG01, YG03, YG06; Dove-W00, E81
3- PTI die and Copics: Hen-E00, E11, E13, E07. R22, R24, Y35; Glass-BG10, R20, R59
4- Pretty Pink Posh die, The Cat's Pajamas stamp and Copics: Bird- R20, R22, R24, Y35; Phone-C00, C1, C3; Limb-E31, E35. YG01, YG03
5- Michael's metallic cs, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Simon Says die and Copics: Box-N1, N3, N5, R20, R22, R24; Ring-BV000, Y21, Y26
6- PTI and TCP die and Copics: Goose-E40, E41, Y13, Y15; Egg-W00, E81
7- MFT cs, MFT stencil, Mama Elephant die and Copics: W00, E81, Y17
8- MFT die and Copics: Cow-W00, E81, N1, N3, N5, N7, R00, R01, R20, R22, R24; Pail-C00, C1, C3
9- Ranger Distress ink, The Cat's Pajamas and Lawn Fawn dies and Copics: Pig-R0000, R00, R01, R05; Clothing-BG10, BG11
10- The Cat's Pajamas stamp (trampoline) and Copics: Frog-YG01, YG11, YG03, N1, N3, N5, N7, R20, R22, R24; Trampoline-R22, R24, N1, N3, N5
11- The Cat's Pajamas stamp (sentiment), MFT die and Copics: Lizard-YG01, YG03, YG06; Bagpipes- E21, E23, E25
12- Ranger Distress ink and Copics: Bear-E50, E30, E33, E40, E41; Drum-E81, C00, C1, C3, B41, B32, R20, R22, R24
I actually did a 12 Days of Christmas for my step-granddaughters when they were small but in a different format and it was a big hit. I am feeling quite proud of myself for getting a head start this time.
The Individual Photos:
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