Since I chose such a thinly-spined book, it is far from closing flat now that it is completed. But that's okay, because I made it to stand on my table as a decoration! Each day till Christmas I use clips to hold open that day's page and be reminded of all the things I have to get done. Since I am using it as a countdown to Christmas (the 12 Days of Christmas actually starts ON Christmas Day), my First Day of Christmas was Saturday, December 14th.
I've added a photo from each page; please click to biggify. Also, at the end of this post I have done a video showing many of the features since they are hard to demonstrate in static pictures.
|Front cover - now distressed with Tim Holtz' Distress Crackle Paint (Tattered Rose)|
|A Partridge In A Pear Tree - December 14th |
(plus inside the front cover with a removable mini-book!)
|Two Turtle Doves - December 15th|
|Three French Hens - December 16th|
|Four Calling Birds - December 17th|
|Five Golden Rings - December 18th|
|Six Geese A-Laying - December 19th|
|Seven Swans A-Swimming - December 20th|
|Eight Maids A-Milking - December 21st|
|Nine Ladies Dancing - December 22nd|
|Ten Lords A-Leaping - December 23rd|
|Eleven Pipers Piping - December 24th|
|Twelve Drummers Drumming - December 25th|
|Back inside cover|
Here's a video:
I hope you enjoyed my project! It was so much fun to do - and I have to thank Anne at Anne's Paper Creations again for her inspiration and tutorials on fussy-cutting and the tools / supplies needed to create books like this.
Happy Holidays everyone!