Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just Made It!!!!

Phew! Finished just in time! After 3 weeks spending every spare moment on this project, I just managed to finish it in time for my little guy to use it. His comment was "Wow that's Awesome Mum!" So, I thought I would share all that hard work with you.

This is my Advent Calandar. It was inspired by this one I saw on Butternut Sage Designs. There is even a video tutorial, if you would like to check it out. Obviously I had to make a few alterations, as we don't yet have the Bigshot here in our Australian Stampin' Up! catalogue. So here is a pic of mine, made using items we do have!

A bit closer

A close up of one of the boxes

A close up of the Faux Metal Star

Project Recipe: (All products used were Stampin' Up! except where stated)

Pre-stretched artist canvas from a discount shop (Chickenfeed for those of you in Tassie)

Craft boxes with lids from a discount shop (they have ovals and circles in Chickenfeed). I attached these to the canvas using Velcro dots so that I can remove them after Christmas and pack them away carefully

Oval cutters (I used Creative Memories ones) to cut the Designer Series paper for the lids, then glazed the lids with Crystal Effects (hopefully this will prevent the DSP from peeling off in the future)

Dashing Designer Series Paper, plus Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, River Rock and Chocolate Chip Cardstock

Chocolate Chip 5/8" ribbon, Real Red ¼" ribbon, Very Vanilla ¼" ribbon, Real Red striped Grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip ¼" ribbon

Simple Serif Mini Alphabet and Numbers, to stamp the days until Christmas (thanks for lending them to me Lynda!) Merry Merry, Baroque Motifs and Seasons of Joy Stamp sets to decorate the boxes and for the faux metal embossing on the Star and the letters C and S of Christmas

Assorted punches, Rhinestone Brads and Hodgepodge Hardware for decorating the lids and displaying the numbers

On Board Loads of Letters and On Board Trimmings. The letters of "Days until" were painted with Real Red re-inker and a paintbrush then triple embossed with a mixture of White and Clear Embossing powders. The letters of "Christmas" were triple embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

Hope you like it, I would love to know what you think! Thanks for stopping by,



Mae Collins said...

Hi Claire

This is absolutely stunning no wonder your little boy said 'Wow' you have obviously put a lot of love and time into this and I am sure he will enjoy it right up until Christmas day and in the years to come! TFS

Sarah said...

Oh Claire this is GEORGEOUS. I love this - hey I have an idea for the weekend... WIll email after xmas about it.

Claire Harrison said...

Thanks girls! It was fun to make, but VERY time consuming. Glad I won't have to do it again for a few years!