Friday, November 19, 2010

Freakin' Santa Baby ...

... just slip a sable under the tree, for ME!! Been an awful good girl ... and so have all the Freaks!! You should have just come from the gift-a-licous blog of Lisa Young. We are doing our best to share some fun gift ideas, and she TOTALLY rocked it, don'tcha think???

I have been wanting to make an advent sorta calendar thing for quite some time. Actually, my DAUGHTER has been wanting me to make something for her room to help count down the holidays. This is what I came up with. In fact, both of my projects helped me use up a BUNCH of the most-fabulous "Deck the Halls" designer series paper (and both projects look like presents, too!). I used the Matchbox die to make 24 little tiny drawers to stash wonderful little treats in. I also used a little MDS on here ... can ya see it??? (I used the Schoolbook Serif stamps to print out the numbers small enough to fit in the 1/2" circle punch, then printed them out and VOILA!!) Just need to find some yummy things to fill the drawers with now!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: NONE!
Accessories: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Photo Corners Punch, Filigree Designer Brads, Antique Brads, 1/2" Circle Punch, Pearl Stickers, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Matchbox Die


This little card is so fun to make, and surprisingly easy. (I will post some dimensions for you here later ...) In fact, when my friend saw it yesterday she decided she was going to place an order so she could make 35 of them herself to give away as their' family's Christmas card this year!! Hoooray!!!

And here is what the present looks like all opened up ... Fun, eh??

Stamps: Peaceful Season, Bells & Boughs
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Decorator Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, 1/2" Circle Punch, Gold Glimmerz Brad

Connie Babbert
is up next ... click on the icon below to be wowed by her BRILLIANCE!!


24 comments:

Lisa said...

I can see the smoke rising off your Big Shot from cutting all those little boxes! Great projects!

Lisa Young said...

Wowza that Advent Sorta Calendar is incredible! Your daughter must be thrilled! Love your projects Wendy!

Cindy Major said...

That Advent Calendar is incredible!!! What a fab way to use that die! And the beautiful bow on top? Love it!

Cindy

Stephanie said...

Both projects are beautiful and very clever designs!

Dame Nina said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love both projects.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your advent box. I have been searching the web the past week for advent ideas as I've been wanting to make one for quite some time too.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful projects Wendy! I love your first one!!

Deb said...

Super great projects! I love your advent boxes!

Traci S. said...

Hi Wendy~

How much talent can one woman possibly have? You have gone over and beyond, my friend! That advent calendar is quite interesting. And, it is wonderfully beautiful!

Do you use an Advent wreath?
I can not wait to find out how to make that gift shaped card!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Thanks for your help earlier this week. I really appreciate you!

Lisa said...

*THUD*

That was the sound of my jaw dropping. WOW. That is absolutely STUNNING!

Qbee (aka Brenda) said...

Wendy this is AWESOME!!!!!

csheldon1 said...

I love this card........Would love to make some, maybe not 35 but maybe a dozen.......

Pam said...

Smokin' hot!!! Both of these projects are KILLERS!!! Totally unbelievable that such huge ideas come out of such a tiny body!! Must be the gorgeousness of you--inside & out!! Truly, these took my breath away. Can't wait for the dimensions!

Kay said...

Both projects are quite fabulous! Thanks for sharing them!

Maggie said...

Wendy this project is just fabulous :)
thank you so much :)
Don't forget to link your projects at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2010/11/irresistible-sienna-chocolate-bronze.html
Have a great weekend,
Maggie

Marisa said...

What a wonderful count down drawer box!!! Love the card too!

pescbrico said...

What a great project! I just finished mine... finally decided to put little paper with stuff to do for the girls to get ready for Christmas... I've use a special ink pen. When you heat it, the ink desapear and you can see it again if you put it in the freezer! Since Santa come from the North Pole! :) I'm sure your daughter will love her calendar! Have a great day

LeAnne said...

Geezy peasy.....this is incredible--both the Advent box and the cute card! I have that die, too....maybe now my classes have ended, I can play and make something for ME!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy...the box is beautiful. I made one last year with an old SS Kit. It was pink, green, blue and red, so not nearly as elegant as yours, but I put the pop-up Christmas tree on top...it was a fun idea for a young audience.

Carmen

Dawn Mercedes said...

realy fun!!

kellygrl27 said...

Thanks for the tutorial on this! It helped a lot. I just HAD to make one after seeing yours! Here's a link to my splitcoast gallery and my box! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1855356?&cat=500&ppuser=123253
Sure hope you like it!

Nance said...

OMG! I was blown away by your projects and ADORE your advent box. Had to make one myself--would love for you to peek in! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
I am looking for the dimensions for the Christmas Present card that you did on Nov. 19, 2010. Can you please point me in the right direction to get them? I really really love that card and would like to try to make it. You advent drawer above the card is awesome! You are a very talented lady. I am kind of new to this and just found your blog. Thank you for sharing and showing us. Sandy

Stacy VanLeliveld said...

I am looking through this thread for the dimensions on the Christmas Present card. I do not see them. Does anyone have them please?