Friday, October 2, 2009

Christmas Advent Calendar

I was so thrilled to see the Christmas Cocoa designer series paper in the Holiday Mini catalogue this year! I've been wanting to make this advent calendar (Beate's tutorial is fantastic!) for a few years now, and the Christmas Cocoa goes so well with my house!

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. My boys are so excited and can't wait until December when they get to find out what goodies I will be hiding in the tins for them!

I will be offering this as a class in November, so stay tuned for more information about that. Until then, here's the recipe:

Stamps: Lovely Letters, Numbers (retired set - can't remember the name off-hand!)
Paper: Christmas Cocoa dsp, Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, VersaMark
Accessories: White embossing powder, Square Scallop punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Clear Rhinestone brads, Merry Details Sizzlits die, Sticky Strip (tons of this!)
Non Stampin' Up!: wedding favour tins, velcro dots

Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,


Laural-Lee said...

This is fabulous!!! Love your choice of dp! I made three of these last year (2 as Christmas gifts) and they are so easy and so much fun!!!

Alex said...

This turned out gorgeous Shannon - I love this paper too and it looks fabulous here!! I need to make one of these! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jenn said...

Shannon I love how you did this project. I too have been wanting to make an advent calendar this year and I think you just gave me the creative push I needed. Thanks foe sharing!