Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Cuttlebug Style!


On the first day of Christmas...
For the next twelve days Cuttlebug Challenge blog will have some yummy eye candy in the theme of the song. You may be wondering what mini desk calendars made out of coasters have to do with "a partridge in a pear tree." Think "tree" => "recycle"...I re-purposed the coasters into teacher gifts for Christmas. To see my tutorial and detailed supply list, click here.

I purchased the self-stick calendars from www.vippies.com. Click here to order. I chose medium size; it fits perfectly in the ProvoCraft Cuttlebug Flourished Frame embossing folder!

I plan to make these for teacher gifts. The top one is for my daughters' delightful teacher, Mrs. Jacobs. The second one is for a co-teacher (and equally wonderful), Mr. Neach. I plan to make one for each teacher and teacher assistant, the secretaries, therapists, and bus driver & bus driver assistant. 2 down, 18 to go...

Mass-production would be the smartest way to go, but I do not have enough of any one designer paper to make that happen. Not to mention, I wanted Mr. Neach's calendar to be masculine. The rest of the recipients are all female, so I can do a little mass-production for the remainder of the gifts. I decided to start with papers I have the least amount of to use them up. I had just enough of the blue/brown SU papers and felt flowers to make two, but not enough felt flowers. I have a bit more of the green/sage stripe paper, but this one will also be one-of-a-kind. I have a little SU Raspberry Tart...I think I can eke out 6 calendars from it. I'll keep you posted on my progress :) Actually the 12 days of Christmas does not end until January 5th, so if I don't finish before winter break, I will give these to the teachers when school resumes in January.

To put you in the Christmas spirit, listen to John Denver & the Muppets sing their version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Miss Piggy really gets into it ~3:00-3:03! Just fast forward to that point if you are in a hurry :)

6 comments:

Tracy said...

oh very pretty sweetie! and i love the muppets too :-)

Leslie Hanna said...

So pretty! I love the muppets and miss JD. ;-)

SMK said...

how adorable!!! lovin those lil calendars :) hehe, and who can go wrong with John Denver AND the muppets?! classic ;)

Kay Sibley said...

Wonderful, June!! Awesome idea to use the little self-stick calendars. I see them all the time but never thought to use them like this. You're so creative!
♥♥ Kay

Windy Hills said...

Fabulous, wonderful, beautiful, and oh so thoughtful!

lauren said...

ooooooh now THAT is a fabulous and wonderfully PRACTICAL teacher gift! they will loooooooooooove those!!! you are BRILLIANT!!!

(& i think you've walked the perfect line between mass-producing and personalizing b/c you get all the benefits of cutting the shapes, adhering, matting, etc...and then the FUN non-boring bits of having them be in different patterns and embellishing them all individually. VERY cool!) ♥♥♥