Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Advent Calendar

Happy first day of Advent! I have been gone a'craftin me some Advent Calendars and I have two more to make this week. These take me about 8 hours to make but they are fun to do. The biggest challenge is lining up all the boxes and figuring out which paper goes with which decoration better. That seriously takes about an hour and a half of my time, because if you know me, then you know how serious the details are to me. And they are even more important when making a gift.
This first calendar is made for my "phamily" for part of their Christmas gift. It turned out really well.
I made some of the decorations, added some wooden numbers but most came from the "Mistletoe" and "Fa La La"collection by Making Memories. I really like the paper and chipboard colors. Then, when I was bragging on it to another friend, she casually asked if I would mind making her one...or two. So I made one up for her and I'll be trying my hardest to make the other this week. This one is similar but I made a few different decorations like a glitter star and a big poinsettia flower.
Drop me a line and let me know what you think!

The last class of the year, a 3-card class, will be posted tomorrow. And by-the-way, ANOTHER SOLD OUT CLASS!!!! Thanks guys!


  1. Beautiful project! thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity. I love your new blog wallpaper. Very inspiring.

  2. From my phamily to yours, thank you so much for all your time and love that goes into all your projects. We really appreciate it and I'm sure Finn will notice the effort. :) The kids are really going to love it...and love all the things I am going to hide in it!

    Nice background too!

  3. These are AWESOMe!! Saw your post on SCS and had to come here to see and read some more. GREAT job! :) Have a terrific Advent season and a Merry Christmas! Hugs, Kelly

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