Thursday, December 2, 2010

Advent Calendar







I was itching to get an Advent Calendar then I thought....hmmmmmmmmmm, bet I can make one! So I went on a search to find some ideas and happened upon one on the Design sponge blog here. She used envelopes that have an open end-but I tried to use what I have on hand (see photo with this post) and I had the standard envelopes. She kept hers white, and while they looked absolutely great, I wanted more :) What I did was I stamped these marvelous collage images from I Brake For Stamps onto the standard emvelopes that were all closed shut (had to stamp all 4 images 6 times each onto the envelopes). After I stamped the images, I trimmed off the tops. This made filling them super easy. I thought the numbers on the same Design Sponge Post went so nicely with these collage images I printed them up and attached them to the envelopes. They needed a finishing touch so I added some Distress ink (Brushed Corduroy) to the edges. All we had to do was fill 'em , and attach them to some twine with clothes pins :)



Easy and fun, and using mostly stuff we already have-doesn't get any better than that! :)



6 comments:

Emily said...

Holy Cow kristy!!! These are sooooo cute! I really love the stamped images on the front! You are very creative :)

Shelley said...

Very cool!

Chris said...

Fabulous idea Kristy. One I may have to steal for next year. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun Advent Calendar- yummy too.... Thanks for a great idea

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling Kristy! so clever!

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS!