Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's ALL about Advents -- Paper Secrets Blog Hop






Welcome to your 1st stop on the Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop.
I made this to share with you today.

Here are 3 Advent Calendars I have made through out the past 5 years. Last one is an advent of drawers. You can put a small treat or a prize in each drawer. All the way to Xmas. It's a Karen Foster box which I painted and added some Making Memories paper and embelies to.

Next advent is a 12x12 canvas. This one is about 5 years old. So it has seen much love from my 7 year old. I used a standard 12x12 canvas and mod podged on some holiday paper. Next I created squares for each day. Some are pockets, tags, or doors. Each day has a sentiment or an idea to do that day. Such as hang up the wreath, bake sugar cookies or read the Night before Christmas. I used lots of odds and ends on this one. Quickutz, punches, metal findins, ribbon and stamps.

The first advent I made was done this year with my son. It's a yardstick!! And I covered it with pockets cut out of cardstock with the Winter Wishes set from the Lifestyle Crafts. The numbers were cut out on the cricut. Inside each pocket is a coordinating vintage picture. The pictures came from the latest Xmas Collection from Graphic 45. After you pull a picture out each day you can paperclip it to the envie. The back is blank so you could really write down a scripture or a quote on the back. We had a wonderful timr putting this together in his Kids Klub.

I hope these can get YOU inspired to create an advent or countdown of your own for next year. It can be for Xmas or for another holiday or celebration. :) The ideas are endless.

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Your next stop will be Veronica Meras's blog.
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56 comments:

Kathy Carr said...

What a wonderful project. My kids are grown but as soon as they give me grandbabies I'm planning to make advent calendars for them!! I'm already a follower and plan to find you on FB. I don't have any Scentsy yet but do know what they are!!!

Rean's Forte said...

Such a wonderful project...TFS!!!
reanie@valornet.com

lovesscrapbooking said...

I just became a follower....There are so many different variations to work the advent calendar..thanks for the inspiration...:)

Kristi B. said...

I love them! That yardstick one is really, really cute.

pattyk said...

great advents --thanks millierose651@aol.com

SueNJ said...

Wow! I am inspired especially since hubby said he wanted to have an Advent Calendar :) I am also a follower so I don't miss any more of your wonderful projects.

TFS it!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Oma said...

Gorgeous advent calendars. The yardstick idea is something even I could do! I have become a follower and will find you on facebook!

CuteCuteWorld said...

These look great, advent calendars are so cute for kids.

Jessica said...

Great ideas! I love advent calendars and they are so popular right now.

NANCY DARE said...

Great Advent Calenders!

Pamela said...

These are great!!! Merry Christmas! :)

mabiegamble said...

the yardstick idea is uber cool! Thanks!

silvia said...

I LOVE the yardstick advent!!!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Love all your Advent calanders. Thank you for sharing your projects

Karelj said...

I love this stop! I collect Advent Calendars (most of mine are the flat paper kind, that I've framed) and now have three more kinds to make to add to my collection! Thanks so much for sharing them. I'm now a follower and am really looking forward to stopping back to see what else you've created! ksjennings at gmail dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Wonderful project!
Minta

Thanks for the chance to win!
mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

monica said...

great advent projects! Thanks for sharing!

Shana Dilldine said...

love scensy! great christmas items on your blog

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Such beautiful advent calendar! TFS. and Merry Christmas.

Theresa said...

Great projects..tfs

Cathie w said...

love love love your advent calendar so sweet


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Jewels said...

Oh My I am LOVIN your advent calendars...I so want to make one.

Jodi said...

I really love advent calendars! Thanks for sharing your ideas. I am a new follower!

roxybonds said...

Love them all!

Lynnette Davis said...

So many beautiful advents! I am happy to be a follower!

Fi said...

Wow so many lovely projects. Will definitely be following so I don't miss out on future projects. TFS

scrapaholicjen said...

Love all of the advent calenders! I intended to make one this year but December snuck up on me!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Tina said...

Wow.....STUNNING projects! What a fantastic job you've done here.

Shirley said...

I love your advent calendars! I would love to make one with the drawers.

Lindy said...

Beautiful advent calendars. TFS! Happy Holidays!

A Scrap Above said...

This is too pretty, I love all the festive colors.
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Vicki said...

Already a follower. Love all your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

tallulah1 said...

Love that yardstick! So different! And I can see so many uses. I am already a follower.
TFS

Brittney said...

Gorgeous projects - you're very talented!

And, I'm a follower =)

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful advents

MissLou said...

yours advent calendars are wonderful, congratulations for your projects

Leti said...

I luv the Advent's I hav never completed one. I start and never finish :P I like what you did with the yard stick.
-pls enter me twice, i found you on FB and I am now a Follower

Holly said...

I love your advent calendars! How fun! I'm a follower now. :)

th4eachday said...

Having multiple advent calendars is nice,you can change them each year.

whitneymaryann said...

Especially like the yardstick calendar as a project to create with younger kids. Great creativity in all three creations.

WAM Family said...

So great!!! I love them all. I will have to scrap lift the yardstick one, as this is a great project to do with my little one. TFS

I am also doing a hop, come by and check it out if you can.

Kathryn
www.wamfamily.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

Great Advent calendars. I rally should make some for my friends for next year. thanks for showing. I am now a follower.

Vickie said...

Those Advent calendars are very creative!!

Shelley said...

Great Advent callendars...really like the yardstick idea...TFS.
Merry Christmas.

Jean Marie said...

I am a follwer of your wonderful blog.

all 3 of your advents are fantastic!
I love your idea for the yardstick, so clever an idea!
Happy Holidays!

AK Stamper said...

Awesome job......and I know it took a little time to do your project!

Shell~Alaska♥

Gab said...

Those calendars are very cool!

Caroline said...

Advent calendars are just too much fun!! Very cute!! And I'm a follower too!

Shari said...

Love the vintage look of your advents! I'm also becoming a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

Cottagerca said...

wow those are beautiful calendars. traditions will always be remembered by our children
ava

Teressa Thompson said...

My goodness! It's all about advents and you certainly did do them up big time! Wow. I love them all!

Sister of Scrap said...

I love the yardstick advent..I have never seen one like that. I think the calendars help little ones not get quite as anxious about when Christmas is! I'm already a follower!

Barb P said...

Loving your advent calendar project. so creative!

I am a follower and I LOVE Scentsy!

Kathy Salazar said...

Thanks for sharing- Advent Calendars are always fun!

Luisa said...

Lovely advent calendar! Great project!!! TFS

Random Memories said...

Love the vintage look of your creations! Great job and Merry Christmas!