Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Countdown

I know, it's not even Halloween yet but Christmas can really sneak up on you especially if you are a crafty person who likes to make gifts for others (or yourself)! Something that I have always wanted to make and have never allowed myself the time to make is a Christmas Countdown calendar. I decided that the Urban Lily Secret Keeper cards were just the thing to use to make a count down.
I started by cutting the circle from Urban Lily Mooch Sugar High and running it through my embossing machine to put some music notes on it. Then I cut out the flowers from Urban Lily Happy Everything Friends to decorate the top of the circle. The bird also looked really cute flying next to the circle so I put him on there. I decided to add a ribbon to the top of the circle and turn it into an ornament. Then I stamped the word Noel in another ornament next to it and added some twine to hold it up.

The ornament, bird, and chipboard piece covered in more of the Sugar High paper are held in place using Helmar Professional Scrapbooking Adhesive. The ribbon and twine are held in place using Helmar 450 quickdry.
Opening the Secret Keeper Card you can see that I have colored the white surface with alcohol ink and stamped a calendar and some holly leaves with Stazon Ink. I can cross off each day or I could put a marker over each day so that I can use the calendar again next year.

I'm really excited for the holidays and I hope that you found this project inspiring. Have fun with your own holiday crafting!

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