Monday, February 9, 2009

Advent Calendars

This Advent Calendar is a cute idea from Just a Girl:
Well here it is!! I've done 7! That's right. 7!! To be honest, the only difficult part is waiting for the spray on the boxes to dry. Otherwise, it moves along quite nicely. Remember, I'm a scrapbooker who doesn't scrapbook, so the details in this were quite fun. I bought some ultra strong magnets and glued them to the back. Each day, my kids will count down by opening the day's box and finding a goody! They're sooo geeked for it already.
Here is a Christmas Advent made from a mini muffin tin from Heartland Paper.

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This little Advent Calendar is the Perfect way to celebrate each day until Santa arrives. You can fill each drawer with a little trinket or treat for the one who opens it. What a great project to take home and share with your children. Another Heartland Paper craft. The Box is from Karen Foster Design. Can buy them cheap here.

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This is the fun Halloween Countdown frame that Kelly made on Heartland paper. Here is the information that you need to make your own frame at home.

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Ingredients:

1 12X12 frame painted cream

1 yard each of 8 ribbons

1 12X12 background paper (Kelly used We-R Memory Keepers Halloween)

1 die cut web paper

1 American Crafts Thickers Sheet

QuicKutz lettering or other sticker lettering

Adhesive

Scissors

31 pieces of wrapped candy

Instructions:

1. Adhere web to 12X12 background paper

2. If using QuicKutz, cut letters from cardstock. Adhere lettering to top of web. Kelly used different fonts to create a whimsical effect.

3. Place dots from Thickers sheet around web points

4. Tie 31 ribbons around the edge of the frame. As you knot the ribbon, place a treat in the knot.

5. After all ribbons are tied, put 12X12 paper with web into frame.

6. Have kids untie one ribbon each day until Halloween.

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