Friday, November 30, 2012

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Day Seven

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  We've reached the half way point in this event! Our blog hostess Lisa is where you should begin the hop if you get lost. Hopefully you've just leaped over from Jillian

I have had so much inspiration from the visitors' comments and have enjoyed reading them each day - thank you so much!!

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by "my true love" on one of the twelve days of Christmas....and so forth, until the last verse:
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords-a-Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids-a-Milking
7 Swans-a-Swimming...........Today's Project
6 Geese-a-Laying...see Day Six's gift tag
Gold Rings...........see Day Five's gift tag
4 Calling Birds.........see Day Four's pocket card
3 French Hens.......see Day Three's pocket card
2 Turtle Doves.........see Day Two's center step card
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - see Day One's center step card

First of all, I want to thank Beccy's Place who has an amazing collection of free digis.  She posted a series of the Twelve Days of Christmas vintage images (some time ago and the collection appears to have disappeared online) and that started me thinking of how I could showcase her digi stamps for this hop. She has loads of other amazing images for many occasions.
This is a gift box that I constructed with beige cardstock (it's like a little pizza box where you can tuck a small treat inside); a 2-panel mat of green checked paper and red polka dots is wrapped with a cross of Love Bug Creations Rumple Ribbon and the digi image is adhered to the top.  Again I used colored pencils and Stickles to give the swans some dimension.

Check out the referral prize at the LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon Store! You could win the "Christmas Joy" Collection! Also the first 25 orders will receive a little free something something from our fabulous friend, Tanya Stilwell! :)
Thank you for stopping by....drop me a comment and become a follower if you've a mind........remember no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it........cyberhugs.........Mama LoveBug!
Now I'll send you to Rebecca and after her hop over to visit Teresa



Sarah Biswabic said...

Very beautiful treat box!

Marianne said...

i love the swans! And the treat box turned out great, as your projects always do. Thanks for sharing


Rosalee said...

Cute Gift box Pamela.
Hugs Rosalee

mamawcindy said...

What a Cute Box! Anyone would Love to get that. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Shawnee Penkacik said...

Very cute! I love how you are following the 12 days of Christmas. This is a beautiful project!!

Mary said...

Cute box,love your swans...MaryG.

Cathy said...

Real nice treat box and your swan image:)

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love this box

Melissa Chesser said...

What a cute box. I love the swans in the larger swan.


Gail said...

Cool Gift box - and you are doing grand with the 12 days of Christmas digital stamps - which I could not locate on her site - but that is ok -Thanks for the hop and have a great evening! Gail

Carla said...

I love your treat box, I've never thought of putting a digi on a treat box. Thanks for sharing.

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Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

Awesome Lovebug - thanks for sharing the wonderful ideas and how you can create beautiful cards with stickles Awesome!! thanks again.

jordanbev5 said...

Such a beautiful treat box!!

Tanya said...

Great gift box!!
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Tanya said...

Another great idea!! Love the box!!

Jodie R said...

Gorgeous!!! You must run everyday to your craftroom with your head swirling with awesome ideas!! I know I've looked forward to your blog post everyday of this hop!!

Mary Montecalvo said...

Pam this box is so pretty. I love the swimming swans. TFS~Mary M

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