Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Artisan Facebook Friday

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team's Blog Hop for the November Facebook projects!
You should have just arrived from Wendy's blog. If not, make sure you go back and check out the beautiful banner that she created for her mantle, it's amazing!

For this months Facebook project I created an advent calendar. The colors from the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series paper along with the Silver Glimmer Paper were the starting point for the calendar. I embellished a tag for each of the days in December using the Ornament Keepsake and Scentsational bundles

I have a canvas above my buffet in the dining room that is blank. I am planning on painting something, I just don't know what yet. So far the canvas has had giant flowers, giraffe print fabric and now an advent calendar on it. I might just leave it blank and change it up all the time!

This advent calendar is a little bit different than most calendars. Instead of giving a candy or chocolate each day, I printed labels that are on the back of each tag. Each one lists an activity or something we can do together that day as a family. 
So far we have done, 1) Gingerbread house, 2) decorate your tree, 3) choose a treat, 4) bake cookies, 5) make a list for Santa, 6) Movie night with popcorn. 
There are lots of really fun ones coming up - tobogganing, read a Christmas book, set up Playmobil nativity, make a gift for your teacher, a Lego mini figure, drive around and look at Christmas lights, wrap gifts, make a Christmas craft, take a family picture, donate 3 toys to charity, read the Christmas story, and a whole bunch more.

Lots of fun activities and a few treats in between:

A close up of a few of the tags:

Each tag is held to a piece of Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon with a clothespin. The clothespins have a little bling added to them, I used a piece of sticky strip and Silver Glass Glitter.

128927 (wood-mount) or 128930 (clear-mount): Border Banter
128048 (wood-mount) or 128051 (clear-mount): Ornament Keepsakes
128030 (wood-mount) or 128033 (clear-mount): Greetings of the Season
121026 (wood-mount) or 121190 (clear-mount): Scentsational Season

126974: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
126949: Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
126984: Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad

101650: Very Vanilla Card Stock
119686: Early Espresso Card Stock
102482: Real Red Card Stock
122926: Lucky Limeade Card Stock
120953: Crumb Cake Card Stock
124005: Silver Glimmer Paper
126901: Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper

Accessories & Tool:
124117: Dazzling Details
120995: Silver Glass Stampin’ Glitter
125572: Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine
123125: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
123124: Early Espresso Bakers Twine
120992: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
120999: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
127841: Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
127839: Early Espresso Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
119256: Old Olive 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon
119246: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
119877: 1 3/8 Square Punch
119850: 1 3/4 Circle punch
120906: 2 1/2 Circle punch
120907: Decorative Label Punch
118874: 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch
113439: Big Shot
127816: Holiday Ornaments Framelits
125598: Labels Collection Framelits
127814: Holiday Collection Framelits
127749: Chevron Embossing Folder
127553: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies
104430: Stampin’ Dimensionals
103683: Glue Dots
104294: Sticky Strip

Other: Clothespins, hot glue gun

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my November project. 
Please continue on to Cindy's project, a gorgeous card using a faux patina technique!

1 comment:

Carol Carriveau said...

Not only are your individual tags amazing, but what you decided to do instead of candy....fabulous idea and I'm sure your family will enjoy these ideas much more than candy! Thank you for sharing....wonderful ideas!