Monday, December 16, 2013

The 12 Days Of Christmas - Part 2

As promised in my last post, here are more detailed photos of my altered 12 Days Of Christmas advent/list book. If you haven't read the first part of this project, you can go back HERE.

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!


  1. This is such a lovely treasured creation. Each page has amazing details. Merry Christmas Bliss...

  2. Oh thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you as well.

  3. Maureen, you have out-done yourself with both the book and the video. If I could sit on Santa's lap and tell him what I wanted for Christmas, it would be going to Maureen's house to play. A-mazing with a capital A!!

    1. Oh Kathy, you are so sweet, thank you dear friend for all your kind comments and support! It means so much to me! Happy Holidays!

  4. Your book is incredible! Another fabulous work of art. The pullouts are amazing and I especially like the idea of writing down your things to do for that day. Just like Kathy said, but A-wesome with a capital A.

    1. Just catching up on my replies - thank you Betsy! I have to find somewhere to store this until next year ... I definitely don't want to pack it away with the rest of the decorations! Happy New Year!

  5. Incredible as usual Maureen!!! You do amazing work. I love it!

  6. Just beautiful Maureen. I see your using the new vintage clips you found not long ago. They look great!! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas. Karen.x

    1. Good eyes! Yes, they were perfect for this project!!

  7. BEAUTIFUL does not do your book justice.

    Absolutely amazing.

    1. Oh so kind of you to say, thank you! Happy New Year!


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