Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Countdown...One Last Peak!

So, we just had our last Christmas Celebration with family today.  My BIL came in from Sweden with his son and we went to my SILs to celebrate with everyone.  So, that got me to thinking about how I needed to show off my Karen Foster Advent calendar wreath long as we are all still in the Christmas spirit.

NOTE: this post is from July.  I copied and pasted it so you can see my calendar in all its glory. What a fun project and how great it looks all propped up in the nook in my kitchen.  I am going to hate to put it away for next year.  Guess I will have to create some other fun project to take its place.


I was so happy when Karen Foster asked me to make the Christmas Countdown Calendar sample for the new CHA Summer release. I was also so excited to be working with this new is so stinkin cute and fun! Everyone is going to be scrapping their holiday photos with this one for sure!

So, here is my calendar...and then some!

I cut out the shape of the calendar box from a circle of Styrofoam so I could insert it in once my wreath was complete.

Here is a close up of the boxes. Instead of cutting the paper to fit with the little cut out for your thumb on each drawer (that is how you pull the drawer open) I covered each drawer with paper and then punched a hole so I could string Scrappers floss through each after I knotted them a few times. This made for a great pull on each.

I decided to go simple with my box and used one piece of paper from the new Christmas collection. This piece is on of my new favorites and once I saw it I knew I had to so something with just IT! I then went back and added in some stickers and glitter to bling up the paper, Santa's beard and the polar bear.

Then I hit my Cricut running and cut out as many paper flowers in three different sizes as I had paper for. Once they were cut out I spritzed them with water and crinkled them up. I layered them up and attached them in the middle with a pin to the wreath. I used small head pins to do this. They were silver in color so when I was done I took my red Stickles and covered each with a little dot to hide the pin...worked great!

See how fun! I love how the water crinkled the paper just right.

Thanks for looking today!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! This piece is amazing, I enjoy time involved projects and this is definately something I would love to make. GREAT JOB!