December 08, 2007

Advent Calendar


Inspired by Ali Edwards and Martha Stewart's fun advent calendars. This is actually the first time I've made one. I didn't find boxes that were cheap or perfect in size, so I made my own using the same origami version I used for this treat box. Now since these are paper weight (using up more of the MME slab), they don't hold heavy things but that was ok with me since I was planning to fill them with stickers and little coloring pages that I created with stamps and black ink. My son is almost four, so he is just excited that he gets a surprise each day! The paper for the boxes is cut into four sizes: 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, and 12x12. Then the bottom of each box uses the same size paper minus about a quarter of an inch. The numbers are stamped using three different A Muse clear number sets - Paisley numbers, Stitched numbers, and the new Birthday Builders. I used a bulletin board and push pins to hang them since I knew I'd need to move it. (Too much temptation for a preschooler - two of the boxes have already been opened early - lol!)

I've been busy working on an A Muse assignment which I finished up yesterday. There are new stamps coming, so I'll try to whip up a sneak peek or two to share with ya next week!
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Images by A Muse. Patterned paper by My Mind's Eye - pack from Costco, Palette Hybrid inks, Marvy and EK Success punches.

8 comments:

Jen said...

Emily this is so pretty! I love the MS advent calendars, and your version is awesome!

lexi said...

what a cool project! and i love how you made the boxes!

Michelle Clark said...

That is such a great project. I need to make one for my nephew for next year.

Nicole said...

I just finished this same project and LOVE it. I like your version of colors it's fantastic!

Scoopy's mom said...

How pretty and clever! I love the way you use colors and shapes with the patterned paper.

Connie said...

What a fantastic idea for an advent calendar. Nice work.

Rhonda said...

This is an awesome project!! Looks like a lot of work, but worth it!!!

Michelle M White said...

This is great! It would be a fun class.