Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Card 12

This one is definitely not a card, but I think it's one of my favourite projects ever and I thought it was a fitting finale for the 12 Days of Christmas. We had our team Christmas Dinner last Friday night and we all made a Secret Santa Gift. Here are the Secret Santa gifts I made, posing for their group photograph:

How cute are they?? I first got the idea for these when I was shopping in Target and a saw some little cone-shaped characters filled with lollies. My Stampin' Up! brain immediately thought "I could make those with the Petal-Cone Die". So I came home and made the Christmas Tree:
Look at the pretty star, made with the oh-so-sparkly Glimmer Paper (in the Summer Mini) and the Doily Triple Layer Punch:

I had so much fun making the tree that the whole time I was thinking 'what can I make next?'. How about Rudolph:

Isn't he adorable? (if I do say so myself!). I wanted him to be holding something, and what would Rudolph need for those foggy Christmas Eves...
...a GPS of course!
At this point I wondered if anyone else had had the genius idea of making characters out of the petal cone die. Google turned up these clever ones on Tanya Bell's blog, so of course I had to make my own version of them too. Here's Santa:
Holding his list (checked twice of course):
And my Angel (at this point my desk looked like a bomb had hit it, but I had to keep going!):
Her Christmas Carols book even has real music:

And finally my elf:
He's even holding a real present, which I filled with some Antique Brads:

All of their little bodies were also filled with goodies.
Judging by the tears in Michelle's eyes when she opened her present, I think she liked them :o)

19 comments:

  1. They are all soooo cute (thanks for the real life sneak peak the other night). Can we make them in the lead up to next Christmas???? Helen Cooke

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  2. I'm not surprised there was tears in someone's eyes, they are just fantastic, brilliant, gorguss you name it they are it

    Ali N.Z.

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  3. Oh Marelle, these are so gorgeous. Once again you are so talented and I love all your creations.
    Thanks for sharing the 12 days of Christmas xo

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  4. Marelle these are just fantastic!!! You are just way too clever! lol

    Karen
    x

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  5. Oh Marelle!! These have to be the cutest projects I have seen EVER!!! Fantastic!

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  6. Toooo cute! Now you know what to get me for Christmas!

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  7. These are just awesome! Onto my Pinterest board for sure!!

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  8. They are very special.A joy to see everyday. A treasure to keep for always. Thanks Marelle

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  9. Gorgeous! I like the idea with the GPS in Rudolph's hand!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Nadine

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  10. Marelle sounds like you had as much fun making these as I did. I never got as far as rudolf but he is now on my 'list' for next year.
    Cheers,
    T

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  11. Thes are just gorgeous - so much fun for anyone's Christmas treats!

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  12. Too cute Marelle, I loved the Xmas tree...you are so very clever!..Carolin

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  13. oh Marelle, these are just the most adorable little creations i have seen for such a long time. Well done.

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  14. Marelle, these are the cutest. I love all of them. Im sure they were well recieved. Have a wonderful Christmas and new year.

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  15. WOW, these are just amazing!

    Annette

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  16. Oh my goodness these are soooooo cute! U r one very clever lady Marelle! I love all the little details.....the song book, Santa's clipboard & list etc etc. Amy's creations r amazing too!!

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  17. Fantastic Marelle. These were on my To Do list for this Christmas too - but you have just made it so much easier for me.... almost feels like cheating.... especially as you have added the cutest of details held in the hand that I wouldn't have thought of!!! Thank you so much for sharing

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  18. These are so cute! Wish I had that die now! I would definitely be making some for next year!! TFS!

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