Thursday, December 10, 2009

1, 2, 3...this sure isn't a card!

For my tutorial this week, I decided to show how I made an advent calendar.  This is my very first attempt and I think it turned out pretty good!  I used the CCS stamp set Bunch A Numbers to make the calendar.  I started with the following items:  wipe-off magnetic board, small metal treat containers, small round sticky-back magnets, various designs of holiday themed designer papers, a scallop punch, black ink and holiday themed stickers or punch-outs.
















I started by punching out 25 different scallop circles from designer paper.  The punches fit perfect on the metal container lids.  I laid out the punches in the order I wanted them numbered.














Next I stamped the numbers 1 through 25 on the scallop circles using the Bunch A Numbers stamp set and black ink.













Then I used sticky dots to adhere scallop circles to container lids.













After that, I adhered a round magnet to each container on the bottom side.















I filled each container with goodies.














I made a topper for the wipe-off board using designer printed cardstock and punch-outs that were included in the pack of paper.  I also adhered a scallop border around the topper.  I put magnets at the lower bottom of the topper so I would be able to remove the topper for storage, or I can make a couple different toppers and change them out every so often.  This way, the wipe-off board remains usable any other time of the year.












Finish off the advent calendar by placing the metal containers onto the wipe-off magnetic board.  They can be easily removed and treats can taken out.



















ENJOY!




















Thanks for looking,
Shelly

7 comments:

  1. Shelly you out did yourself on this one! What a great tutorial! Thanks!!

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  2. Cute advent calendar Shelly!

    Rebecca

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  3. Looks great! I have never made one before and this one looks great to try sometime!

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  4. Wow Shelly! I agree with Laura you have OUTDONE yourself! This is awesome. Love the papers and this idea. Thanks for sharing, you are the best!

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  5. way to go Shelly! this was great tutorial! TFS!!!

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  6. This is an awesome project and tutorial. I am too late for this year but I have bookmarked for next year.

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  7. Fantastic idea! I would love to make some for next year. Where did you get the small metal treat containers?

    I love your advent calendar!

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