Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar with boxes

Hi Stampers
I can't believe it, I actually finished my advent calendar before December 1st.  Wow, it was a large project but I'm so thrilled with the end results that I have to share it with you.  I used the CTMH Cubby and made my boxes out of the Kraft cardstock they have closed tops, because I have one very curious monkey and she would be peeking ahead if they didn't have a lid.


Here are the supplies that I used.
My Creations Cubby Z1804 - this baby is big.  Each box is 2 1/2" square.
Kraft paper cardstock Z1375 to make 2 1/2" square boxes with lids.
Pear and Partridge paper pack  X7162B (actually all I had was the bulk pack of the one sheet and the sampler pieces)
Old CTMH paper packs from 2008 Evensong, Evensong Creative Basics
Old 2010 Mistletoe assortment for the snowflake brads
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Cranberry cardstock 1272
New England Ivy cardstock 1282
Cocoa cardstock X5642
Red Sparkles Z1326
Perfect Fit - Holidays B1412 for the circles
Glamour Lowercase Alpha D1522 for the numbers
Filigree Charms Z1269 for the center of the bow
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the "sqaure4" shape on the box fronts cut at 2 1/4"
3-D foam tape Z1151 numbers are raised.

Here is a close-up of the boxes.  The brads can be grabbed like a handle to get the box to slide out of the cubby.  The numbers are raised using 3-D foam tape.

Here is a close-up of the paper bow.  I cut it out by hand using the idea of the bow from the Cricut Artiste cartridge (I just couldn't cut it out that big, so I made my own template).

Now all I need to do is fill the boxes with little treats for my two kids.  I'm going to include some Holiday fun activities as well.
Happy Holidays to all!

1 comment:

Tamra Pope said...

LOVE your Advent.....TFS :)