This week over on the Crafty Angels Weekly Challenge Blog the theme has been set by Sandie and she wanted us to make...."Anything but a card". Having already made boxes etc I decided to tackle the mammouth task of making an Advent Calendar. Armed with Camilla's instruction in the Magnolia Ink magazine I set to work, cutting and scoring all the 24 boxes (you can cheat and make one with match boxes...) and then of course there is all the construction and decoration....anyway here it is...
The TopThe papers I used on the whole project were by Making Memories they were in a pad designed to be used with The Slice. I inked them with Vintage Photo distress inks added some paper roses by Wild Orchid Crafts with foilage using my Martha Stewart "Branch" punch, one of the Xmas Magnolia's and a sentiment by Teresa Collins.
Side View One
More of the same papers plus a couple more of the new Xmas Magnolia stamps the little "Dec 25" stamp is by Studio G. To create the drawer handles I used my Cropadile to punch two holes in each drawer and added a couple of eyelets and then used some string to create the pull.
Side View TwoAgain more Xmas Magnolia's, I have added Flowersoft in Christmas Green & Shamrock Green (mixed together) to the wreath, and the sentiment is by Catslife Press, with more paper roses.
Side View Three
I used another Tilda from the Xmas collection and also the "DO NOT OPEN" is by Catslife Press, and the "Gifts Checklist" is by Teresa Collins.
I am so pleased that I made this, and it is being kept for ME....I just cannot bear to part with it...so Georgia & David are going to fill it for me...yay
Be sure to pop on over to the Crafty Angels Blog to see what the other DT members came up with. Many of the Xmas Magnolia collection can be found in the store HERE.