Monday, December 15, 2014

Advent Calendars

In mid-October, I came to a decision regarding Advent Calendars.  I decided that they weren't just for kids – that adults could enjoy them as well.  So I made two of them in red and green for a couple of our friends and neighbors.  They loved them and I plan to make a few more for Christmas next year.  The first picture shows how the calendar looks before the ornaments in the drawers are hung . . .

The next picture shows what it would look like on December 24 . . .

The last picture shows the green calendar with the angel tree topper which was in the little box with the number 25 glued on the top . . . just waiting for that wonderful day of our Lord's birth to arrive!

Each calendar took about three weeks for me to make, but I enjoyed every minute of it.  I'm so looking forward to making more of them, starting about halfway into 2015.  For now, however, I think I'll just take a little rest . . .

Stamps:        Impression Obsession Clothesline
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Small Classic Inverted
Scalloped Square, Cuckoo Clock (small bird), Classic Scalloped
   Rectangle Small, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Inspire Row Houses
Impression Obsession Clothesline Set, Christmas Icons
QuicKutz Angel, Star (2 styles), Tag, Bell
Sizzix Sizzlets Merry Details
Lil’ Inker Christmas Bits
JustRite Charms
DieVersions A Hint of Lime font (ornament numbers)
Marianne Circles
DieNamics Mini Doily Circles
Ellentina Poinsettia Stackable Flower
Wplus9 Clearcut Stackers: Pears
Tim Holtz Alphanumeric set (drawer numbers), Holiday Greens

McGill Two Trees
EK Success Six-Leaf Sprig, Carrot (top), Christmas Tree (star)
Punch Bunch Tiny Leaf

Distress Tea Dye

Decorative Papers
Cosmo Cricket Art Angel


  1. Awesome Sue! Fabulous calendars and how wonderful to give them away!

    1. Thanks, Pam - it's so nice to get feedback . . . Merry Christmas!

  2. Finally getting caught up on blog reading now that the holidays have come and gone! Love, love this! This turned out amazing. Kudos Aunty!! xo