Thursday, 29 September 2011

I made the Advent calendar below with my Grandaughter Sofia in mind, sadly she won't be here until about the 20th of December. I think by then Peter my lovely other half will have consumed
the chocolates from numbers 1 - 19.

I got the idea for this at a training day in July, I just played around reduced the sizes and ended up with this.

I covered a 12" x 12" piece of card with a sheet of Cherry Cobbler 12" x 12" card stock. Measured out 25 squares. I cut 8 12" x 1/4" strips of Old Olive and stuck them in place to define the squares. I then made 24 3" x 3" treat pouches numbered them 1 - 24. I stuck 1 in each square, popped a chocolate Father Christma in each. The centre square unmber 25 I used the Fancy Flower, Scallop Circle and 1 3/8 circle punches, 'Joy at Christmas comes from Perfect Punches stamp set. I really wanted to put a special little treat behind this one but all I could find that would fit was and Elizabeth Shaw mint crisp.

I keep all my scrap pieces of card in plastic wallets, 1 for each colour family. They have all got so full I decided to use some up my making some tags.

I used the Sizzlits Lots of Tags Die, and the Extra Large Oval punch for the tags.
The Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the mat on the top of the box.

Stamp sets: Sparkly and Birght, Welcome Christmas, Delightful Decorations and Season of Joy.
Card Stock: Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds and Gold Embossing Powder The Closed Box

1 comment:

Crafty Squirrel said...

The advent calendar is brilliant, thanks for sharing it with me.


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