Saturday, November 14, 2009

Homemade Advent Calendar

While shopping at Archiver's last night with my SBFF's (Scrapbooking Best Friends Forever), I saw these darling Advent Calendars by Karen Foster. The little boxes pull out and will hold a couple pieces of candy. I copied the design that they had at Archiver's by using six of the double sided papers from Making Memories' Mistletoe line, which I obtained from trips to three scrapbooking stores. It must be popular paper since it was sold out at two of the stores. My version is not exactly like the one at Archiver's, but it's really not hard to make look cute with this darling paper. I also used a brown stamp pad to darken the edges for a nice finish. There's plenty of paper left, so I should probably just make another one, just need to get another box. Anyone in need of an Advent calendar?

5 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Beautiful art work!! Too bad my sons are all grown, but will keep the idea for grandchildren!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute!

Tracey said...

So fun, Amy!! You are just so creative.

Mindee said...

ADORABLE! And it holds enough candy for all three kids - so no fighting. Genius.

Amy said...

Three Hershey's kisses will fit in each box. Perfect!