Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Twelve, Santa Paws

Cards, Holiday Card, Non traditional

It’s finally here! Day twelve of the Twelve days of Christmas. In case you missed any of the first eleven days, I’ve done a recap below. In the meantime, I’m just going to jump right to it.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-12…a santa paws card.

I have a white mini schnauzer, Zoë (one half of z²), who looks just like the pup on my card. To cut the schnauzer shape, I used a file from the Silhouette store. I traced a santa hat and then cut all the parts using my Silhouette Portrait cutting machine from various colours of heavyweight cardstock.

While I was at it, I also cut a bone background stencil from a piece of plastic transparency paper.

I used a piece of Ranger Distress Stamping Paper for my background and positioned the stencil over top so that I could apply Ranger Distress Embossing Ink and then heat emboss with pearly powder.

After I heat set the powder, I applied green watercolour over the embossed bones to create a resist. Once I let the watercolour dry, I used a baby wipe to rub any green paint off the bones.

I used the same ink and pearly embossing powder to add a little shine to the bobble and trim of the santa hat before assembling it with Ranger Matt Medium glue.

I assembled my paper Zoë by tying a bow around her neck, adding the eye and nose, and adhering on the santa hat (with Tombow Mono liquid glue).

To finish my card, I adhered a piece of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Peace Joy Love collection onto my white cardbase and then used foam tape to adhere the bone background and my Santa Paws Zoë to add lots of dimension.

Thank you so much for dropping by and sticking with me through this series. I’m going out of town for the holidays so I wish everyone a safe and happy season! Woof woof from z²!

The first eleven days:

First day, Second day, Third day, Forth day, Fifth day, Sixth day, Seventh day, Eighth day, Ninth day, Tenth day, Eleventh day.

Thanks again!


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Four, Five & Six

Cards, Holiday Card, Non traditional

It’s already December so I’m going to go ahead and share day four, five and six of my Twelve days of Christmas feature.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:



a hanging ornament card.

I designed this card in Silhouette Studio using a free cut file from Birds Cards, papers from Lawn Fawn (Peace Joy Love), and vellum.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:



a goolden card.

To create this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn (Deck the Halls), and Simon Says Stamp (Be Joyfulwith Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-6A selection of gift tags.

I’ve kind of breezed through these projects but I hope that they inspire you to create your own. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or would like any more info about these project. Thanks for stopping by!

Make sure to check out day three of the Twelve Days of Christmas if you liked today’s post.