Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deanna M (Featured Artisit) Advent Calendar

Last Christmas I made my mom an Advent Calendar so this year she asked if I was making one for her this year. So, I thought why not. So off to Google I went and did a search for Cricut Advent Calendars. Here is the site I found for inspiration:

This calendar was made using small matchboxes. Of course I thought I can make those. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Cricut Cartridge and cut 24 matchboxes. I cut the drawer part at 3" but had to enlarge the box part so the drawers went in easier. I resized the box part of the cut on my Gypsy and cut them at 3.08". The boxes were scored and assembled using Score-Tape. I added green and red brads from American Crafts. Directions on how to create this project can be found on the link above. I used two 6" X 6" pieces of chipboard for the top and bottom portions of the "cabinet". For the top I cut Christmas Wishes from the Winter Frolic Cartridge at 2 1/2". Cuts for the sides were cut at 1 1/2". I cut the numbers for the drawers at .45" using the Roly Poly font from the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge.

The mittens were so small when I cut them I couldn't use the snowflakes that were cut to go on top of them. Instead, I used my white gel pen to draw in the snowflakes and then used my Quickie Glue Pen to apply glue and Martha Stewart Sugar Cube glitter. I also used the same glue and glitter for the white cuff's of the mittens.

Patterned Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack
Paper: Bazzill Card Stock, and Scraps from Stash
Winter Frolic -Sentiment
Simply Charmed - Santa and Chimney
Jolly Holidays - Mittens, Noel Banner, Gingerbread Man
Doodlecharms - Stocking
Tree and Snowflake Buttons
Beacons 3 in 1 Glue (buttons)
Scor Tape (boxes and cabinet)
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Quickie Glue Pen (numbers)
Foam Tape
Lime Green
Christmas Red
Brads - American Craft Burgundy and Leaf Green
Martha Stewart Sugar Cube fine glitter


  1. Deanna! What a amazing work of art! You rocked this girl!!!!

  2. Wow Deanna - that's a pretty special advent calendar.

  3. Deanna, What a GORGEOUS piece of art!! I know your mom will truly cherish this AND the memory of receiving it! What a wonderful daughter you are!!! *Hugs*

  4. This is an ADORABLE calender!!! Love it!

  5. What a beautiful gift. It looks to be time-consuming. Can you estimate how long it would take for someone else to recreate. I am sure the next time you make this that it will go quicker now that you have already done the planning.

  6. Beautiful the idea..


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