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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 days of CHRISTMAS with IMAGINISCE ...


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The Imaginisce 12 Days of Christmas Hop has started.  Together with Tomomi Hiramaru, I am hosting the Blog today so pop on over to Imaginisce and say "hi" to us there.  Remember that there are AWESOME prizes being given away everyday  until the 13th December so leave comments wherever you can (on each of the hosting Designer's Blogs as well as the Imaginisce every day of the Hop to stand a chance of winning) - as always Imaginisce is extremely generous ....

This is an Advent I created for my son, Bryce.  I wanted him to be mindful of what this Season is all about - not just gifting and eating and decorating tress - but the REAL meaning behind the festivities, so I wrote out a Scripture on the back of each Tag ...


Requirements: -

Wooden Heart
White Lace
Cottage Christmas Swirly Snowflakes patterned paper
Cottage Christmas Countdown patterned paper
Cottage Christmas Snow Flowers - Holly
Cottage Christmas Shiny and Bright Glass Stickers
Cottage Christmas Holiday Wishes Chipboard Stickers
Cottage Christmas Icon Rub-ons
i-Rock Crystal and Multi-compact Hot Rocks
Small and Medium Brad Daddies
Assorted brads and bling
12 Kraft Tags
12 wooden pegs
White Paint Dauber
String
i-Rock Tool
i-Bond Glue Gun
i-Top Tool

Assembly: -

1.  Paint the back and sides of the wooden heart with white acrylic paint.
2.  Paint the wooden pegs with white acrylic paint.


3. Cover the Heart with the Swirly Snowflakes paper.
4.  Using the i-Bond Glue Gun adhere the white lace to the back of the wooden heart creating a "frame" around the heart.
5.  Adhere Chipboard Stickers to the bottom end of the Heart;
6.  Cut out the numbers 1-12 from the Countdown paper.
7.  Adhere the numbers 1-12 to the kraft tags as shown below.


8.  Decorate each wooden peg with a Hot Rock, using your i-Rock Tool, and alternating, clear, red and green;
9.  Add Hot Rocks to each number (eg.  see no.'s 3-4);
10.  Decorate every alternate peg with a Glass Sticker as showns on numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12;



11.  I added  rub-ons to flat, large brads and used these at the top of some of my tags;



12.  Decorate the edges of some of the tags with flowers and a brad.  Using your i-Top Tool, cover a small/medium brad with cardstock and then use Stickles to completely cover the cardstock making it glittery.

SIMPLE PIMPLE!!!

Thanks for stopping by ...

Love,

137 comments:

Amanda Dovey said...

Such a cute project Tracy!!! Love it

Sophia said...

I love this Tracy, gorgeous...

Tejal said...

Absolutely beautiful..love the colors on this project!

CynAbu said...

Gorgeous!

blueberry said...

Oh, how sweet is this, and how lucky your son is!! Love this project!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Super cute and thanks for the chance to win!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar@gmail dot com

Deb Long said...

I was just looking at the Countdown paper yesterday, wondering what to do with it - thank you for this awesome project!

Aluap said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Marielle said...

Simply awesome....I made an Advent calender too,but I think I like this one better !! TFS!

ruth said...

So very cute Tracy!!!

Cindylu2u said...

Such an inspiring gift, fabulous job!!

craftymom205 said...

Cute idea for advent calendar.

Jean said...

Such a cute idea! Love it.

Paper Dolls said...

I love the advent hangar and the wreath! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

I love all the projects! There is so much you can do with paper!

Betsy said...

Love the Advent calendar!!! Great job!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous idea!!! I love the countdown idea!!!

Sandra said...

What a great idea!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

GreenScrap said...

That is so cool and cute!! I just got my I-top and this looks like a great idea!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

Absolutely adorable!

Kath said...

I think this is a great Advent calendar idea!

Robin said...

What a beautiful idea! I have been looking for an idea for an Advent calendar for my grand daughter. Thanks for the idea!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very cute idea.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Love the advent calendar! I definately need to pick one idea and start making my own for my kids! Thanks for sharing!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

this is such a cute project, and i love that you are trying to instill the real Christmas spirit!!

Colleen said...

Love your Advent Calendar.

Khristen said...

What a great advent calendar! Thanks for sharing, so easy...with 3 kids, I need easy!

me said...

Love the Advent Calendar!

fairey101 said...

I love it. I can think a couple variations I would love to try.

Aga said...

Really cute project :) thanks for sharing!!

HeidiK said...

Your calendar is darling! Thank you for sharing and for the directions. I just might try this!

Kim. said...

This is such a great way to teach our children, love this advent.
Kim xXx

tampatha said...

I really love this and I just have to try it out! I don't have any kind of advent calendar and this one looks like fun..I think I can attach some chocolate to it for my little boy each day as well ;)
-Tammy

Lindy said...

Tracy....your advent calendar is adorable. So cute. TFS :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so pretty, Tracy!!!! LOVE it! Great job :)

Mary Ellyn said...

So cute!

Renee said...

love it! it's perfect for advent!

Amy said...

Love it! This is so~o cute! TFS

Kelly Sas said...

Beautiful way to keep the true Christmas spirit in your home Tracy. Thank you!

Tracy Pea said...

This is too darn cute!!

StampinCathy said...

Love this! Great colors, details and love all the embellishments.askertan

Hollyk said...

beautiful project

Glora said...

So cute. I'm glad you added a scripture to the back. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Laurie! said...

Your work is so fantastic! Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

Tabitha said...

Very cute advent calendar. I bet he loves it. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Bobbi said...

This is so cute. I am going to have to try to make one of these, the kids would love it.

Kimberli said...

What a beautiful project and a great idea - thanks for sharing!

Miss Kathy said...

Enjoying all these Christmas ideas. Cute advent calendar

Brooke said...

Such a cute project!

karahoward said...

So cute! Love the scripture idea. Hoping I can make one - or a few - for this year!!

paperpapier said...

I love the cloth peg idea to clip the tag to a string in this advent calendar project!

Kelly Massman said...

The advent calendar is so cute!

deannaf said...

I love the advent craft. wish I had small children or grandkids to do this for!

Cynthia B. said...

I love how you're teaching your son the true reason for the season. Lovely project, and truly lovely sentiment behind it. :) TFS!

Brett said...

So cute, I love it!

Cathy said...

Visiting from Imaginisce...I love the idea that your tags have scriptures on the back, a reminder for us all.
Cathy S

perezmom said...

So cute and simple! What a great idea!

-Kristin

{VICKI} said...

Great project
TFS

Court said...

FANtastic!!! I love this project!

KayTee said...

Very cute project Tracy! Love it!

jan farnworth said...

great project.

Iris said...

Such a clever idea. Iris Soscia

Denise said...

Your Advent calendar is beautiful. I love that you wrote a scripture on the back of the tags. It's important for kids to realize it's not all about Santa and presents :)

Arjanne said...

That's cute!

scrapperbecka said...

love the calendar, great job

Kim said...

How simply adorable!

Jocelyne said...

This is an awesome project!!! I don't do advents but then again, I can make one for my granddaughters for next year. thanks for showing. You know.... I think I will make them one.

Reneeleeak said...

You did a great job on this project. Thanks for sharing it wihtus. ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Totally wonderful project!

Glynis said...

This is such a cute Advent Calendar Tracy!! Thanks for the tutorial :O)

KimR said...

Beautiful advent calendar! I am sure your son is enjoying it! I love the clothespins--a nice homespun design!

joybear said...

Very cute!!!

Chris C said...

what a great take on an advent calendar.

Chris C said...

What a great take on an advent calendar, and super cute.

Chris C said...

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Dawn said...

Love this idea and having something tailored to the family, not just store bought. I will have to get on this for next year!

Chris C said...

I love your take on this advent calender. thanks for sharing with us.

HeatherC said...

Tracy this is gorgeous girl!! I love it. And I bet your son does too.

Thebug415 said...

This is such a cute idea. I bet your son loves this!

Staci said...

Such a great advent idea, especially with the scriptures.

Nitasha said...

This is adorable! I need to make this project- it's cuteness!

melt003 said...

Love it! I'll have to make this for next year, or maybe for her bday?!? Anyway, this is much nicer than the one I bought!

connie said...

great advent calendar!

LisaM said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

JennyKozar said...

What a great idea for your countdown! I love the idea of the handwritten scripture.

Jenny Kozar

Victoria's Place said...

Awesome!

Kim said...

I commented on Imaginisce blog but wanted to make sure I stopped by here also! LOVE IT!! SO much inspiration!! TFS! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

My Crafting Time said...

Awesome job on the advent calendar. I esp love how you incorporated the scriptures in it. TFS.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Olivia said...

Cute project, love your scripture idea.
Thanks for sharing & inspiring :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea. TFS.

Becky Dunham said...

Tracy - I love this advent calendar - so unique from most I have seen. And I love that you added scriptures! It is so hard to stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas when there is so much other stuff all around you! thanks so much for sharing!

Courtney said...

So Super CUTE!

beadz said...

Your advent project is really cute - very creative!
hugs,
Gini

juliem said...

Great project.
Hendersonville

chipndalefan said...

Love this simple but inspirational project!

aud1inok said...

What a great idea for a countdown!

scrappin_in_AK said...

your advent calendar rocks - love it

Theresa said...

Perfect timing..I ordered the countdown paper (and a whole bunch other stuff i should be shamed of buying myself right before Christmas) today..now I'm really excited.I really love this..TFS

Lori said...

Love the hidden scripture that this holds...you are so right that is the real meaning of the season.

mommyof5kidz said...

I LOVE this Tracy!!! It is such a great idea and you can even reuse it and make daily clips for inspirations for all year long!!! What a fabulous

Jessica said...

I love the idea of posting scriptures on the advent or present locations, like a treasure hunt. You are fabulously creative!

Steff said...

Very clever---I like it very much and may have to try this for my kids next year! Thanks for the step-by-step!

About Us! said...

I haven't seen an Advent Calendar like this one before ... very cute. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Cheryl
crosano at aol dot com

christel said...

cute project!

nadine said...

Super cute project!!!!

iluvmybugs said...

Great advent calendar..love the details!! TFS

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

I think I'll be scraplifting this one...it turned out beautifully!!!

KellyG said...

Great idea, love it!

owlbeescrappin said...

Super cute and an awesome idea! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!

Happy Holidays!
~Angel
ajewelo@yahoo.com

Gwendolyn said...

This is so lovely! Great and simple idea! Maybe I'm going to make it myself!

Hugs Gwendolyn

alwayscharlie said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

laterg8r said...

such a beautiful project :D

CraftyGirl said...

I love this idea versus the traditional advent calendar! And I also love that you can include bible verses! Great idea!
barb :)

Ann Edwards said...

Such a cute idea. Makes me look forward to great grandchildren so I can create this for them!

CuteCuteWorld said...

soo cute!! love it!

Erika said...

Such a great idea. Fabulous!!!

Kathy said...

That wall hanging is just too sweet! Thanks for sharing...love all the details, and the instructions are so helpful!

stefeni said...

Oh my goodness. This is the cutest advent calendar I have seen!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

cindy said...

I said this on the Imaginisce blog but I'll say it again, I think it is truly awesome that you are teaching your child the true meaning of Christmas with your project. You go girl!!

Melanie said...

Love this! I really like how you included a scripture each day!

About me said...

Really love this advent calendar!

doverdi said...

Cute project! TFS!

pattyb said...

Love your advent calendar idea. So pretty...thanks for posting it online.

b.c. Gurl said...

this is a fantastic advent calendar! love it! I know what my kids calendars are going to be next year!

pebblesjns said...

I love this calendar! So cute and totally do-able! Will have to bookmark this idea for next year when my son is a little older and hopefully starts to "get" Christmas a little more!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really cute, my kids would love this :) TFS!

dilsaverdesigns @ yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute idea....gorgeous!

PamS said...

Love your idea of the advent calendar. Thank you for the directions.

Cassie_lu said...

what a great idea for a countdown

Melissa said...

Love this! I tried stopping over at Tomomi's blog to leave her some love about her wreath, but google translator wasn't translating the entire page and it wouldn't let me post my comment. :(

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

My Serendipity said...

Tracy..
this is such a wonderful idea for your son. I love it!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Lori C. said...

This is so cute!!! I love advent calendar's and loving the products!!!

Lori C. said...

I love the advent calendar! Thank you for sharing with us!

TeacherMom said...

I love your advent calendar. I am going to make one once the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over. I love it!!! Then I'll be ready for next year!!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

bakscrap said...

Just "hopping" by with the Imaginese blog hop. Thanks for the fun projects.

Bev said...

fabulous project..beautiful.. thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Great project, girlie!! Love it!