Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 Jaded Blossom December Guest Designer - Christmas Advent Calendar

Hello ScrappinCookie and Jaded Blossom Fans!
I'm so excited to be part of the Jaded Blossom December Guest Designers once again. A very special Thank You to Candace and Michelle for having me.
Today I have a project that I've been wanting to do for over TWO years - an Advent Calendar. Although my boys are now pretty big - 13 and 10 years old - they've always wanted to have an Advent Calendar to countdown to Christmas. And with the help of my Jaded Blossom Products, I was able to put one together for them this year. I just LOVE the way it turned out!!
~*~ Its FULL of little details, so bare with me as I narrow them down and point some out.  ~*~
I made 24 Matchbox Style boxes using the SVG Cutting Files Nugget Matchbox Baseenlarged - and layered them with my Jaded Blossom Rectangle Dies 1 using papers from the Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad.  Each box is embellished with a Jaded Blossom Die, Stamp, or Both. And holds a little treat, message, or daily task. For December 1st, I used the Christmas Tree from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Dies and added some small ornaments from the Dollar Tree.
I used the Jaded Blossom Alphabet Dies and Alphabet Dies 2 to either write out the date or number each box.
Not only did I use MOST of my Jaded Blossom Christmas Stamps, but I also pulled out my Bunny Mail Stamp Set and combined it with the Christmas Candies (revamped) and Christmas Signs to create an envelope for my December 9th Box. We wrote letters to Santa that day!
To make the Advent Calendar special for my boys, I used the SVG Cutting Files Holiday Hang Tags, Chibi Leprechaun 2016 - hair - and Elf Life - red fringe - to turn them into little elves. I then placed each box on the day according to their ages - 2, 10, and 13 years old. Each little box held a special message and gift just for them! Faces are from the Peachy Keen PK-1521 In the Garden II 1-1/8th Faces. For the baby, I added the pacifier from the PK-1201 The Moodies 1-1/8th Faces.
Today's box - Dec 14 - is dressed up with the Jaded Blossom Gingerbread Wishes Set. The Gingerbread Man was die-cut from Kraft Cardstock and embossed with White Powder. I added the sentiment to a die from the Mini Tag Dies 2. When the kids get home from school we will be baking and decorating some Gingerbread Man Cookies. Yum!
I LOVE the way it all turned out, but I think that one of my favorite boxes, besides my Little Elves, has to be December 17. Just look at that Gumdrop Garland from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Banner Dies. I ran each gumdrop thru my Xyron Sticker Maker and then added Martha Stewart Glitter on top. I stamped the "Goody Goody Gumdrops" Sentiment from the Jaded Blossom Gingerbread Wishes Set to a Mini Tag Dies 2 flag strip.
And of course, I had to add Santa - SVG Cutting Files Holiday Hang Tags - to my Advent Calendar on December 24th. I stamped the "HO HO HO" from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Signs Stamp Set.
There is just so much detail put into this Advent Calendar, I wish I knew a faster and shorter way to show it all to you. But here is a FULL List of ALL the Jaded Blossom Products I used.
Flag Dies
Large Snowflake Die
I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Advent Calendar. Please let me know if you have any questions on products I've used.
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