Monday, November 4, 2013

Advent Calendar Cubby and Warm Winter Wishes Card

As I was starting to write this post, I realized I have neglected to share a project I made last month. My friend, Becky, became a Close To My Heart consultant this year. Over the summer she came up with a workshop idea to create an advent calendar cubby using a My Creations Cubby and box cuts from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. . One day last month a group of us got together made our cubby. I just realized I never shared mine!
The paper I chose to use is a special paper pack in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide released recently. It's called Sparkle and Shine. We used the Magical Days set for the numbers and my version uses Ruby, Slate and Twilight ink. While not a difficult project to create, it did take time. But it was well worth the effort!
Thanks for putting this together Becky!

It's hard to tell in these photos, but one of the circles on each row of boxes is popped up to add a little dimension. Not too long after the workshop, Becky got the bright idea to decorate the back side of the cubby with different paper, thus you could alternate the cubbies each year. I think that is a great idea!

In the Autumn/Winter 2013 catalog, on page 69 you'll see a Workshops on the Go Frosted Cardmaking Kit. It comes with its own stamp set. You can also see samples of the cards you can make using the kit. I chose to use some leftover Sparkle and Shine paper, Ponderosa Pine, Ruby and Heavenly Blue ink along with a little cardstock and clear embossing powder as well as a rhinestone and a scrap of white ribbon to pull the card together. I stamped the tree image with full strength ink, then stamped it again (what CTMH calls second generation stamping). I used the same technique that I used on the Season's Greetings Snowflakes card on the snowflake image. This pattern paper is reminiscent of snow falling to me.

Getting ready to post this card reminded me that I hadn't posted the cubby project. 
Now I have posted both.

Thanks for stopping by. 
I hope you are having a happy day.



Laurel said...


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Squeal!! I love this project and am crazy about the idea of making a "backside" to alternate! I could see using it as a count down for other major events , too - why not?!?! Hugs!

KayM said...

Wow!!! Your advent calendar turned out WONDERFUL! That looks like a lot of work, but it must be worth it. That will be so much fun to fill up with goodies! Your card is gorgeous too! Love the way you clustered those winter trees! So pretty!

Alanna said...

I am not sure how I missed this and your reindeer card. Wow Jeanne this is so amazing. I also bought one of those cubbies to do something similar. What a fun piece this will be for your home.

rrbco1995 said...

Yours turned out lovely, Jeanne. And I know you'll forgive me when I say your third color is Juniper, not Twilight.
In the interest of giving credit where credit is due, I did get my inspiration from a Google search, and although a search now yields some absolutely beautiful creations, I can't find it to link it. Sorry!