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    The Twelve Days of Christmas - Due December 7

    Swap Due Date: December 7
    Number of Cards: 12 for 12
    Number of Participants: All are welcome
    Media: HD/HP, collage, stitched, etc


    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    We did this swap last year and it was so much fun. I had so many ideas I didn’t use yet that I wanted to do it again. Even better I wanted to do it earlier so we’d all hopefully receive our cards back in TIME to be a little Christmas present to ourselves. So for this swap we will be making ATC’s that depict the days from the song The 12 Days of Christmas. For consistency of the order of gifts, as they change a bit in some versions of the song, I’ll list them below. This is the same order we chose last year so your sets will be interchangeable. Fun, right? It is not required to include the entire number of the gifts on your cards as long as there is at least one shown. You will receive in your returns a full set of the 12 days... no one will receive duplicate days. If we do not have 12 players you may receive more than one card from the same player.


    The gifts are:

    Day 1. A partridge in a pear tree
    Day 2.Two turtle doves
    Day 3.Three french hens
    Day 4. Four calling birds
    Day 5. Five gold rings
    Day 6. Six geese a-laying
    Day 7. Seven swans a-swimming
    Day 8. Eight maids a-milking
    Day 9. Nine ladies dancing
    Day 10. Ten lords a-leaping
    Day 11. Eleven pipers piping
    Day 12. Twelve drummers drumming


    Sample Cards:


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    Here is a LINK TO OUR GALLERY WALL from last year.



    *Most* of the usual rules apply:

    1. No paper-thin cards, shaped is fine… no chunky elements, and have fun!
    2. Please send a SASE2 or 2 forever stamps/large address label sticker and enclose each card in a protective sleeve. ($2 for international players will be fine. If postage is higher I will cover the difference.
    3. Leave iTrader and rep points as appropriate.
    4. Stop in and visit when you can.
    5. While an extra card for the host will always be cherished, it is also completely optional

    Who wants to play?

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    Count me in. I loved last year's 12 Days of Christmas and will hope that the mail is a bit more timely this year!

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    I’ll join you in that Hope Trina! Welcome to the number one spot on our list!

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    Yes, please! This sounds so much fun
    Artists are people that learn to live with doubt and do the work anyway! - Julia Cameron

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    Welcome Cheezyblasters! It IS. A lot of fun! I’ll add you now.

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    lurking

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    Enjoy your visit rhodora55, join in anytime.

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    To those who are joining or lurking, I can tell you that this one one of the best swaps ever. Word to the wise, though, get working on your cards sooner than later. 12 cards can be a lot to handle. My method last year was to begin with the ones that most spoke to me first and make those up and set them aside and then work through the rest of the 12 days in the same manner. I found myself stuck on 2 of them and was really happy that I'd completed 10 already! And getting those returns was such a blast. I have mine and will display them this year for Christmas and then add these!

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    May I join please ?

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    Iím considering joining but holding off right now...
    (The example cards are great, some are a hoot.)

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    Awww thanks TrinaLD! This swap really was a blast last year, it’s just such a fun theme. And having them in time to enjoy at Christmas will be an extra enjoyment!

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    Welcome 3moffday2, you sure can join in this Christmassy fun! I’ll add you right away. So glad you’re playing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by letterdiva View Post
    I’m considering joining but holding off right now...
    (The example cards are great, some are a hoot.)
    Many were quite beautiful… and some were super fun interpretations! Like the ‘maid a milking’ above, or ‘geese a laying’ bricks and mortar! There are so many ways to go with these verses.

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    I would like to play please

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    Welcome to the swap rhodora55! We’re going to have a good time! I’ll add you now.

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    Lurking. This looks like a lot of fun. The gallery and sample cards are inspiring! I like the tip to do them out of order as the ideas come to you. I'll probably wait until at least half of my cards are done to officially sign up to be sure I can finish in time.

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    Sounds like a good plan somnia! I often do the same thing. I’ve been thinking up my ideas and hope to get started sketching tonight.

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    Sounds fun! Count me in

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    Consider yourself counted Brandyloowhoo, and welcome!

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    I'd love to play along!

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