A few months ago, I decided it would be a good idea to make a paper cut-out thing of the Twelve Days of Christmas (my goal is to try to get most of the holidaze tasks done in November so I can actually have a stress-free December). I had pretty good luck with the Partridge in the Pear Tree. And although Mark says the Two Turtledoves looks like an advertisement for a Mandarin Hotel, I kind of like it. I put in too fine detail for the Three French Hens, and the plotter cutter shredded them when it tried to cut them out.
And then there was this:
I tried again.
I guess I was having a Jack Skelington, "Nightmare Before Christmas" moment.
Undaunted, I went on to the Lords a Leaping....
The goose and the swan came out OK. So I thought I'd try the Four Calling Birds again. Our friend, Jenn, actually said, "Hey, cool cardinals," when she saw them, so I'm calling them a wrap:
At this point I've six designs down, and six more to go.