Saturday, December 7, 2013

Advent Calendar


I finally finished the Advent Calendar I purchased last year for Cassidy!  The base is from Close to My Heart, made of really heavy chipboard (which I haven’t decided how to embellish yet) and you had to make & decorate the 25 2 1/2” boxes for each cubby:


I used the retired SU set 25 & Counting for each of the boxes, and I used an assortment of SU DPs from this year, along with various embossing folders, punches and embellishments.  Here are the first six boxes:



The boxes are really big and I have just been putting a couple of candy kisses in each one, (they look a little lost!) but Cassidy doesn’t really care!  She loves finding the treat each day:


and she loves looking at all the numbers and pictures!


I’ll share the rest over the next few days!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next Paper Players challenge, too!


Pam~ said...

You did a fabulous job making it! I love it! I still use my advent calendar even though my children are not home like they use to be. I filled each pocket with candy and still look forward to getting my treat each night!

Linda Callahan said...

You are on a roll! This is sweet! I loved doing the, when my kids were little! I had better start now making one for Emma and it may get done by the time she is three!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a great project, LeAnne! You did a fabulous job decorating it. I used to have something like this as a child. It brings back fond memories.

Linda said...

OH my goodness this is amazing! You did a wonderful job and made a great memory for Cassidy. That is so cool!

AnitaR said...

A gift of love for Cassidy! This was a lot of work, and it's lovely! What a terrific "grandma" you are!

Lisa said...

How cute and I'll bet Cassidy loves it! Can't wait to see how you finish it. Have a great weekend ;)

Marisa said...

Well done! THisi s fabulous and I'm sure Cassidy will be peeking in it a lot :) Fabulous advent calendar.

jengd said...

Great job! That's going to make a little girl happy for years!

Shelley Germann said...

Cassidy probably can't appreciate yet, what a wonderfully talented grandmas she has! This is so much fun!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi LeAnne. Wow ... that must have taken you a long time to decorate ... but it is FABULOUS! Love all the sweet embellishments and punches that you've added - so fun! Loll xx

Doris said...

What a great job on your advent calendar! Cassidy obviously enjoys it and will remember it for years to come.

Scrappy Géri said...

How cool! Love your calendar! Too bad we Don't have CTMH on France. :(