Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Advent Calender

Hi Friends!

I finally finished my Advent Calender  (from the 2011 Holiday Catalog).
Okay, so it'll be a gift for next year since it's already Dec. 5th. LOL...A Day Late and a Dollar Short...that's me:)

I really enjoyed making this project, although it was a bit tedious, and time consuming..but the result:  Pure Cuteness:)  Pictures don't do these calenders justice...way better in real life!

What's Behind The Doors?
Sorry this one is so blurry, forgot to change camera settings:(

Tip:  I created all 25 pieces first, then created a grid for placement (see Below). When I was completely finished adding all elements, I adhered my 12 X 12 CS to one of the backing boards that come with DSP.

Tip:  To help place the squares:

On your background piece (12 X 12) Score a grid:

3/8" on all four sides.

Next, (Scoring only to the 3/8" Line)
2 5/8", 4 7/8",7 1/8", and 9 3/8"

Turn opposite way, and score again using the same measurements. 

What I Used:
Stamps:  25 and Counting, Calender Alphabet and Numbers.

CS and Paper:  12 X 12 Textured Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Neutrals DSP, Regals DSP, Frostwood Lodge DSP.

Inks:  Chocolate Chip (Early Espresso looked too dark..almost black), Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler.

Big Shot: Peek A Boo Frames die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Timeless Type Jr. Alphabet dies, Stars #, Northern Frost Decorative Strip.

Punches:  Curly Label, Circles: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Scalloped Circle, Square Scalloped, 1" Square, Jewelery Tag.

Accessories:  Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Brads, Glimmer Brad, Mini Clothespin, Mini Library Clip, Garden Green Button, Jingle Bells, Basic Rhinestones and Pearls, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Dazzling Details, Simply Scored.

Non Stampin' Up:  12 X 12 Frame

note:  Since this project came from last year's Holiday catalog, some items have been make the calender simply substitute with what you have and be creative:)

Have a Great Day!
Happy Stamping!

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