Advent!

Hey All!


I'm back with a mammoth of a project today!
Which can be found in the Die Cut Crazy Magazine Special Subscription only issue of our Christmas edition out soon!

So with my hubby convinced that he should onnnnnly have  a One direction advent calendar (you've got more chance of me having a spice girls one) haha! With the holidays coming around so soon and the countdown to Christmas beginning soon what a fun and festive way to celebrate than to make your own advent calendar filled with your favourite goodies! I’ve been toying with the idea for years and this year I’ve made it my mission to finally complete that project (and munch on a few extra chocolates along the way!). Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with the traditional chocolate advent calendars but I thought how cool would it be to make something I could keep and use year after year and fill each box with something I like to treat myself through-out the month of December!

Completely made from scratch using card stock! and my cameo ;)
And after wrestling with card stock glue and sticking myself to everything bar the actual project after 3 hours i completed it!!! AND I LOVE IT!
I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday  - #296 Anything but a Card
Fab 'n' Funky- #194  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge  - #138 Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #154 Anything goes


I love the simpleness of it and it's something i can keep and use over and over in christmas's to come!

I’d purchased the Cutting file for the advent calendar from the Silhouette Store via my cameo, a bargain of only $0.99! And Lori Whitlock’s video tutorial helps no end with the instructions of how to put it together! Which I thoroughly recommend! I changed the design by mixing the colours of the boxes instead of all white to make it more my own, and used the beautiful papers from Echo park along with some white die cut numbers also cut out via my cameo and finished it with some matching sparkly gems!
Each square is a box that comes out.....



Which can be filled with your favorite treats! I must admit i grossly under estimated how much a box holds so i need to go shopping for chocolate again! (haha) At the moment mine has Lindor Chocolates but there is so much more room in there I’m sure more sweets will be filled in there soon!

But i guess they'd be fab for kids, or anyone really you could fill these cute boxes with a present a day! beats the boring naff chocs in a normal advent calender I guess and now.... my hubby really does want one and nope!!! HE'S Stuck with with One Direction one haha!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Don't forget to Subscribe to the Die Cut Crazy Magazine here on app store! for your monthly creative magazine and also see more of my projects and inspiration every month!

 I'd love if you'd leave a comment to let me know your thoughts! And I can pop along and visit you too!! xoxo

Don't forget - Most of my Creations and Now I'm taking Custom Orders over at my Handmade Cards & Crafts Shop @ Charisma Cardz!

Be Sure to leave me a comment so i can pop by your blog!
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Hey All!


I'm back with a mammoth of a project today!
Which can be found in the Die Cut Crazy Magazine Special Subscription only issue of our Christmas edition out soon!

So with my hubby convinced that he should onnnnnly have  a One direction advent calendar (you've got more chance of me having a spice girls one) haha! With the holidays coming around so soon and the countdown to Christmas beginning soon what a fun and festive way to celebrate than to make your own advent calendar filled with your favourite goodies! I’ve been toying with the idea for years and this year I’ve made it my mission to finally complete that project (and munch on a few extra chocolates along the way!). Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with the traditional chocolate advent calendars but I thought how cool would it be to make something I could keep and use year after year and fill each box with something I like to treat myself through-out the month of December!

Completely made from scratch using card stock! and my cameo ;)
And after wrestling with card stock glue and sticking myself to everything bar the actual project after 3 hours i completed it!!! AND I LOVE IT!
I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday  - #296 Anything but a Card
Fab 'n' Funky- #194  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge  - #138 Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #154 Anything goes


I love the simpleness of it and it's something i can keep and use over and over in christmas's to come!

I’d purchased the Cutting file for the advent calendar from the Silhouette Store via my cameo, a bargain of only $0.99! And Lori Whitlock’s video tutorial helps no end with the instructions of how to put it together! Which I thoroughly recommend! I changed the design by mixing the colours of the boxes instead of all white to make it more my own, and used the beautiful papers from Echo park along with some white die cut numbers also cut out via my cameo and finished it with some matching sparkly gems!
Each square is a box that comes out.....



Which can be filled with your favorite treats! I must admit i grossly under estimated how much a box holds so i need to go shopping for chocolate again! (haha) At the moment mine has Lindor Chocolates but there is so much more room in there I’m sure more sweets will be filled in there soon!

But i guess they'd be fab for kids, or anyone really you could fill these cute boxes with a present a day! beats the boring naff chocs in a normal advent calender I guess and now.... my hubby really does want one and nope!!! HE'S Stuck with with One Direction one haha!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Don't forget to Subscribe to the Die Cut Crazy Magazine here on app store! for your monthly creative magazine and also see more of my projects and inspiration every month!

 I'd love if you'd leave a comment to let me know your thoughts! And I can pop along and visit you too!! xoxo

Don't forget - Most of my Creations and Now I'm taking Custom Orders over at my Handmade Cards & Crafts Shop @ Charisma Cardz!

Be Sure to leave me a comment so i can pop by your blog!
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6 Lil messages from my bloggy friends!:

Pat K 22 November 2013 at 01:35  

Beautiful advent calendar with yummy contents.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

Marie 24 November 2013 at 18:33  

Stunning project of yours. So much work put into it. Love the classy look of it too. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Lena 24 November 2013 at 20:58  

What a beautiful calendar! Whoever gets it needs to become happy .. a whole month of surprises!

Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week!
Good Luck!
Hug Lena

Laurian 25 November 2013 at 21:25  

What an amazing project!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian

Merkkari 26 November 2013 at 20:05  

Wow your advent calendar is so elegant! I love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugs, Merkkari

Cazzy 6 December 2013 at 00:25  

This is great and I think you should enter the Quirky Crafts challenge because this is just perfect for the current challenge!

Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

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