Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Advent Calendar

Look what I did last night!  Such a fun project.  

The Advent Calendar is a brand new kit in the CTMH Fall/Winter Idea Book.   I love how easy this was!  It is a little more time intensive than some projects, (after the Cricut had cut out all my little boxes to fill the CTMH Cubby, it took me about 3 hours to complete the stamping and assembly) but so worth the extra time!   I'm also impressed with how sturdy this is!   The Cubby is really solid and well constructed - - this should last us several years of use!   My kids are quite impressed that 'mom made this' and can't wait until its' time to use it!

Materials Used:
-  CTMH Advent Calendar Kit (includes: full colour instruction guide, 1 My Creations Cubby Box, 1kit-exlcusive Advent Calendar stamp set, 15 sheets of cardstock (3 each of 5 different kit-exclusive colours), 1 package of Bitty Sparkles, 2 sheets of matching Chipboard Frames)
-  Boxes are cut with CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge
-  Ink for stamping:  Brochure recommends Black Staz-On, I used CTMH Archival Black
-  Ribbon:  CTMH Black Striped Grosgrain (I thought the ribbon added a nice touch to decorate the outside of the box, but it is completely optional to the project).
-  Adhesive to assemble the boxes & adhere your chipboard frames:  Liquid Glass

Be sure to order yours in plenty of time to complete before the Christmas countdown begins in December!

For my local peeps (Calgary & area) - if there is enough interest, I will offer this as a class in November.   Send me an EMAIL if you would be interested in attending!


  1. What a great project. I love it.

  2. WOW..you made this in one night? That's crazy! It's so cute. I love all the little boxes! Awesome project Carla

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  4. I was wondering when you'd get to it! I love that it turned out to be pretty sturdy and it looks amazing!

  5. It looks perfect! I love the little boxes - this is a project that, as you said, can last for many years! I still have one that a group made about 10 years ago with CTMH papers folded into little envelopes and we put tags in each one. It's held up really well!



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