Welcome to our My Calender Blog Hop
Minis... flips..... anything goes
How do you keep organized?
We wanted to share with you some
of our favorite calender creations!
Lissa Marie is out hostess for this hop.
We have the wonderful Shannon Leffew Keith
sponsoring this hop! One lucky person will
win a set of her handmade flowers! To win you will need to comment
on each blog, with a way to get hold of you.
If you arrived here from Lori at Scrappin' My Stress Away,
you are right on track! If you just
happened to find this fun hop you can head
back to Lissa Marie's Blog to make sure
you don't miss a thing.
This is my first ever blog hop and I therefore have a little bit of blog candy to give away, but more about that later.
Today I would like to share with you my creation. The most fabulous tutorial for this project can be found here at Brenda's blog Qbee's Quest. She really has an amazing blog with lots of neat stuff and fabulous tutorials, you just have to check it out.
Here's a sneak peak of my creation which I shall show in full further down in this post :-)
I followed Brenda's tutorial up to where you had to cut the drawer shapes. I do not have a punch that would cut these out, so of course I turned to my Cricut and the craft room. I welded together a square and some circles (from George and Basic Shapes) to get the correct shape and size. I was able to cut out all 25 drawers on one 12" by 12" mat. Here is a screen shot of the layout.
And here is one of them cut and scored just like Brenda's punched ones.
I used a sheet from Tim Holtz Seasonal 12" by 12" stack to line the front of each of my drawers.
Again I didn't have a number stamp set, so using the font from A Child's Year I cut out all the numbers at 0.75". Then used a brad through the top centre of each drawer.
For the base I cut two scalloped rectangles from the Cricut Craft Room Basics, sized at 8.25" by 3.75" and 7.5" by 3". I embossed both these layers with my Cuttlebug and the Snowflakes folder. I also cut the back piece to fit the back of the box and extended it above to add the final decor. The top half of the backing has been embossed also.
Here is a close up of the top of the calender.
The tree is from the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 31) cut at 4" and popped up.
The sleigh is from the Winter Woodland cartridge (page 53) flipped and cut at 2.5" and also popped up.
The presents came from the Winter Frolic Cartridge (page 46, layer and layer shift), using hide contour to get rid of the items I didn't want I cut them out a couple of times and then mixed and matched the bows and boxes.
And here is my finished project.
I hope you like it.
Now I mentioned some blog candy. To qualify please be or become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below saying that you are or have done so (if a newbie follower leave your blog details and I will come follow you too!). Its as easy as that. I will do the draw the old fashioned way and let my daughters help make the draw, you have until Monday at midday and I will post the winner on Tuesday 13th November.
Here it is, just something little :-)
Thanks for hopping with us, we hope to have inspired your desire to create a calender too! Please head on over to Suzanne of Zannie Berry, to continue along the path of inspiration.
Here is a list of all the stops just in case you get lost.
Lissa Marie - So Many Crafts, So Little Time
Pam - MzLavr2's Creations
Robin - Scrap and Chat
Katina - Loving Lifes Little Blessings
Cicily - Pink Dalmatians Scrapbooker
Lori - Scrappin' My Stress Away
Karon - Karon's Krafty Korner ------ you are here!
Suzanne - Zannie Berry ------ next !
Christine - Hot Berry Designs
Janea - Recollection Alley
I am entering my advent calender in the following challenges.
DL ART - Thankful Thursday: Anything Goes (closes 30 Nov)
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #84: Anything Goes (closes 15 Nov)
V's Sweet Ideas - Challenge #5: Anything Goes (closes 30 Nov)
Everday is an Occasion - Sunday Funday #3 (closes 30 Nov)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes - optional twist something for Christmas (closes 12 Nov)