The build up to Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year, and last year I wanted to set myself a little festive, creative challenge on my Instagram!

I decided to make a paper interpretation of each of the 12 Days of Christmas, in a mixture of flat papercuts and 3D paper sculptures, some more literal than others. It was quite a challenge, but I loved setting myself a design task ‘just for fun’…. Perhaps I’ll set myself another challenge soon!


12 Drummers Drumming3D Paper Engineered Pom Pom Drum

11 Pipers Piping

Eleven Pipers Piping Layered Papercut Illustration

10 Lords A-Leaping

12 Days of christmas Lords a Leaping Jumping Jack

9 Ladies Dancing

Papercut Ballerina Silhouette

8 Maids A-Milking

3D Paper Engineered Glass of Milk

7 Swans A-Swimming

Layered Papercut Seven Swans A Swimming

6 Geese A-Laying

12 days of christmas geese a laying illustration

5 Goooold Riiiiiiings

Five Gold Rings Papercut Diamonds

4 Calling Birds

 Gold Geometric Paper cut Four Calling Birds Artwork

3 French Hens

3D Paper Engineered Hen

2 Turtle Doves

Sarah Louise Matthews 3D Paper Engineered Spotted Dove Birds

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

3D Paper Engineered Partridge in a Pear Tree Bird

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