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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Advent Calendar - 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Hop

We will be sharing newly and previously created
Christmas projects for 12 Days and today is Day 6
Hope you can join us in the fun!

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 For today's project I created an advent calendar.

Silhouette America has (or had) this limited edition advent calendars and I just had to purchase one....
OK two!!  one to send to my gran babies and the other to stay at my house.  My 9 year old niece lives with me, so my sisters and I will be tackling this task tomorrow!  It is time consuming to decide what papers to use (you need 25 sheets of cardstock or heavy PP) , than cut, put boxes/drawers together, ink, embellish...

First I thought I would send the boxes flat  and let my daughter put them together herself, but decided to put them together here, embellish and send on a box.

When you purchase the advent calendar it come with a card to download both, the boxes and drawers. You have a choice on what to create.  I chose to make 3 boxes (11, 13, 19) and 22 drawers.  I cut the numbers with my Cameo too.  For the 25, I chose to cut a Santa belt instead of using a number.
Closer look at the drawers/boxes on top
Closer look at the bottom drawer/boxes
Closer look at the Santa belt.

All PP is from My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter glitter Christmas papers stack, black is Paper Co., DCWV for golden buckle.  Inked with walnut stain from Tim Holtz and added black and red twine.

I almost forgot to mention that I first cut all the number and lay them on a craft sheet and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.

I was running out of time because I have to ship this (overnight), but even though the paper is all glittery and I added Glimmer Mist to the numbers, I think I am missing some bling!!

12 Days of Christmas posts

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1. Sylvia -   www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
2. Sandra -  www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
3. Patricia -  www.creativediva98.blogspot.com
4. Gaby -  www.gabycreates.com YOU are here
6. Monica -  www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com
7. Anita -  www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
8. Jessica-  www.chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
9. Sandy -  www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com
10. Alina-  www.neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
11. Veronica-  www.mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com