More ‘Advent’ Projects

Hey, gang! On p. 66 of the latest issue (August 2010), we feature a couple fo projects made from a blank advent calendar. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to show you all of the crafty goodness, but the beauty of our bog is that I can now publish them here!

SOURCES Calendar: Kaisercraft. Cardstock, paper trim, brads: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: October Afternoon (gray dot, orange swirl, pink flower), Making Memories (ledger), Scenic Route Paper Co. (orange stripe). Stickers: Making Memories (numbers, small letters, phrase), BasicGrey (pink letters), EK Success (white words), October Afternoon (date label). Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp (numbers), Making Memories (butterfly). Wire accent: 7Gypsies. Die cuts: October Afternoon. Buttons: Making Memories. Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts. Design: Irma Gabbard.

Let Me Count the Ways
Irma Gabbard thought the numbered boxes would make great hiding places for notes to her daughter. She swapped photos for numbers on some boxes and stashed extra messages or mini gifts inside!

Sources: Calendar: Kaisercraft. Patterned paper: My Minds Eye. Stickers, brads: Imaginisce. Design: Michelle Rubin.

Vacation Countdown
I thought the calendar would make a great countdown to a trip. I always have a ton of things to do before I travel, so I thought it would make my to-do list more fun if I stashed slips of paper with my tasks on them inside the drawers. It was also a fun way to show off photos from a recent trip to Seattle and Vancouver!

What ideas do you have for the calendar?

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  1. This was such a fun project and they all turned out fabulous! So happy to get to see them all here!