Sunday, August 23, 2020

Twelve Days of Christmas

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:

Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe!

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  1. These are AMAZING. Your grandchildren will love them!

  2. Fantastic set of cards, Nancy!! The grandkids will love them and the little gifts too!! A friend of mine does this for my parents but does 25 days - December 1st right to Christmas - so fun!! No cute cards like yours, though, that would be a gift in themselves!!

  3. WOW! You should be proud of yourself Nancy! These 12 cards are AMAZING! Your grandchildren are going to love getting these in the mail. Great work creating different designs for each one. LOVE how they all tie together with the colours. Thanks for sharing these with us at CAS Christmas!

  4. Well, goodness gracious! 12 cards for the 12 days of Christmas - what fun designs! well done you - thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas with these lovely fun cards!

  5. sorry but I got a little behind on my comments, I couldn't miss this one. Amazing take on the 12 days of Christmas, I love every card :). Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas