Thursday, December 17, 2009

Advent Calendar

Some of you may know that I was working on an Advent Calendar project using mini muffin tins.  What I thought was going to be a quick cute little project became a massive undertaking.  Part of that is because I decided to use my Cricut to cut the shapes of the magnetic covers, and part of it is because between my friend and I we made 6 of them.   So here are some pictures of my little project. 

This is the full view.  I had to use LOTS of ribbon :)

This is a close up of the top rows
And the bottom rows

Super Close up to show that I went around each number with the gel pen to add a little extra pop to it.

 Each day has a Hershey Kiss or a Reeses Peanutbutter Bell behind it.  My girls have split up the days by Red Days and Green Days who gets to open it :)  That works now, but once the baby gets in on the action we may have problems. 

What do you think?


Stamps: None
Paper: Eskimo Kisses-BasicGrey, Colorful Christmas-My Minds Eye
Ink: Ridinghood Red, Wild Wassabi
Accessories: Stickers-Recollections, Stickers-Target (unknown brand), Cricut Jasmine Cartridge, Stardust Gel Pen, Silver and White Snowflake Brads (colored with my Copic ABS), Assorted Ribbon


  1. I think it's fab!

    Of course I am the friend who was dragged into - I mean enthusiastically joined in on - this "little" project!

    It was a ton of work but they do look wonderful! (Even if Owen opened all the days, and ate all the candy, by day 8)

  2. Awesome! I have a friend that only puts the treat in the night before so that there is no way the kids can open it early- but I am NOT that organized!

    My kids are currently taking turns opening up the Lego advent takes a lot of patience to wait three days-or so they say. ;)


I would love to hear what you think :)