I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Countdown to Christmas Project

I saw a project like this in the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog, amd I thought I could make one myself.

I made four sets, one for our home and one each for my sister, and my two cousins.

Cutting, scoring, and folding 100 boxes was a little time consuming, but I hope that we all will get many years use out of the sets.

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the box. The boxes were cut at 7.75" I used my Gypsy to hide the original holes on the sides and placed in smaller ones. I then strung a piece of gardening twine for the handle.

I used DCWV's new 12 x 24 stacks for the paper on the fronts: Adhesive Backed Pattern Stack cut into 2" squares and Adhesive Backed Texture Stack cut into 1.5" squares. The numbers were cut at 1.25" from Designer's Calendar.

My daughter thought that the back sides needed something as well, so I cut random Christmas and Winter icons and put them on the back sides. The cuts were from various cartridges, cut at the biggest size in order to fit on the 2.5" box side

Cartidges used: Create a Critter, Chrismas Cheer, Winter Frolic, Doodlecharms, Winter Lace, Christmas Solutions, and my Imagine Snow Angel Cartridge.

The completed boxes were hung from some more Garden Twine using mini clothes-pins, and I made bows with jingle bells for the corners and center support hooks.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I am so impressed Jan! This looks amazing. I can't belive you made multiple sets of this...it must have taken forever.