Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stampin Up! Christmas Countdown Calendar and Wall Hanging

I was asked this year to help come up with some projects for Super Saturday (church crafting event).  I'm pretty excited to do it.  I haven't done much crafty stuff the last two years because of pregnancy and moving etc etc.   I have finally begun to craft again and realized how much I've missed it.  

The first  project we are  doing is a case of the countdown calendar in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  I love the peekaboo frames for the Big Shot.  I haven't totally finished gluing everything in place yet.   I will tweak it a little before I am totally done but this is the general idea.  Not so much the quick and easy craft for an afternoon of crafting.

I have changed up many of the elements from the original to make it all a little more my style and accommodate the supplies I had on hand.  Some people are going to make the full 25 days and others will just do 12 (12 Days of Christmas).  I plan to put a scripture behind each peek-a-boo door.  Each  night we can read a scripture together as a family.   I  plan to use some of the scriptures from this church website:  Prophecies of Christ’s Coming

Once I get all the pieces cut out (there are over 100 elements on this page) I am going to do it all over again with a non-traditional color scheme of pinks, blues, and greens.  I will post pictures once I get it finished.  When I showed my sister the picture of what I was going to do, I said, "I know, I couldn't make it easy on myself and pick something easy, or possible for that matter."   She said, "You are your mother's daughter!"  And she is right, at least I come by the insanity honestly.

The next project is a case of a project my friend Leah Russel did a few years ago for a Christmas Stamp Class.  It is fairly simple (thank goodness) and fun to put together.  I've only added a few embellishments of my own.  I don't know where she got the idea.

I much prefer home decor and hand made gifts than cards.  I used the big shot for the cork letters, scallop square and the lined impression on the green card stock.  Love all the fun things the Big Shot can do, especially cutting through thick material like cork!  So cool.

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