Wednesday, December 31, 2014

12 Days Of Redneck Christmas Part 1

I joined the annual 12 Days Of Christmas Swap at the Cricut Message Board, and we have a fun theme this year! My days have been so busy, and although pics have been take a while back, I finally got the chance to post this before the year ends. Our family celebrates the 12 days of Christmas, so Christmas isn't officially over until the Feast Of The Three Kings.

So here's my take on the 12 Days Of Christmas, redneck style. ;-)

1.) ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Some parts to a Mustang GT.
Directive: Create a project or Buy something incorporating a Sled and Santa; OR theme your idea around the word “PARTS”.
*I altered a papier mache container by wrapping it with Merriment paper and Merriemnt tissue tape from Tim Holtz. The text on the paper are words comprising "'Twas The Night Before Christmas". I added a glittery poinsettia and a doily which I cut using a Cherry Lynn die on top of the lid. Inside the container are various Tim Holtz goodies.

2.) ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Two huntin' dogs
Directive: Create a project incorporating Christmas themed ANIMALS
I made some reindeer ornaments for my Secret Sister- 3 of them, one for every grandbaby. I used some Tim Holtz dies. The paper is from a retired DCWV Christmas paper pack, layered on grungeboard. I added some red noses using Liquid Pearls from Ranger, Silver Tinsel and some Pine Garland, both from Tim Holtz. I inked the edges of the three reindeer with Desert Sand and Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad from Close To My Heart and some Copper Ink.

3.) ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Three shotgun shells
Directive: Create a Christmas project incorporating seashells; OR this directive can be Maker’s Choice, no theme needed – for a special project or gift for your SS
*I made a beach house decorated for Christmas. It's actually a luminary from SVG cuts. The paper is from Close To My Heart's Seaside Paper pack. The font is cut from Holly And Ivy Cricut Cartridge. I added some New England Ivy "greenery" using Martha Stewart's Branch Punch. I made a wreath using shells from the Philippines to make the beach house more festive.

4.) ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me... Four big mud tires
Directive: Create 4 round Gift Tags
*For this day, I decided to make a Christmas banner with four circles instead. I cut the shapes using my Pretty Pennants Cricut Cartridge. The centers were cut using Spellbinders dies. I used paper from Melissa Frances, and Ruby and New England Ivy Cardstock from Close To My Heart. I added some faux pearls along the scallops using Enamel Accent and some larger flatback pearls from Recollection on the pennants. The lace is from a DT sister.

5.)ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Five flannel shirts
Directive: Create a project or Buy something incorporating FABRIC or FELT or BURLAP *My Secret Sister is a big snowman fan, so I made a snowman container with burlap bag inside (I also stamped it with a snowman, but I totally forgot to take a pic of it). Inside the burlap bag is a Tim Holtz spray. The snowman is from SVGCuts. I covered it with Diamond Dust in lieu of making the paper panels. I drew on his face with enamel paint. His scarf is a ribbon from Tim Holtz . I covered his hat with Tim Holtz Merriment Tissue Tape and added some Martha Stewart trim.

6.) ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS my true love gave to me...Six cans of Spam
Directive: Create a project or Buy something incorporating METAL (ie, metal embellies as in Tim Holtz products, aluminum foil used in a project, alter a can, metallic paints, etc.) *I made a Tim Holtz Christmas frame. Here's the instructions on how I made it: a.) Cut figures except for the reindeer using Tim Holtz Dies. Glue on top of a legal-sized cardstock. Cover entire surface with glue.
b.)Apply aluminum foil on top. Press against the edges of the die cuts, so relief images will appear. Apply alcohol ink with felt applicator.
c.)Lightly apply glue on top of figures. Sprinkle Diamond Dust on top.
d.)Cut reindeer and apply clear embossing ink on top. Cover with Bronze UTEE and dry using heat tool so bubbles will appear. Glue on right upper corner. e.)Emphasize the edges of the holly leaves using Stickles. Frame and enjoy. :-)

...Stay tuned for Part Two...

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