Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Advent Event Kick Off


Happy December!!

Today is the start of our December Advent Event at Whimsy Stamps! We are pleased to bring you daily inspiration from our design team members as well as a chance to win a prize a day!

Today I have some inspiration in the form of an Advent Calendar! I thought this was a perfect way to kick off the event at Whimsy as well as a way to create a fun holiday decor item for my kids to enjoy this month!

I used 24 match boxes and covered them with Eskimo Kisses designer paper from BasicGrey available at Paper Maniac. Each drawer front was painted with some acrylic paint and then I used brads and spacers for the drawer pulls. The numbers were hand written and spaced out around the whole calendar to give my kids the fun of hunting for the correct day! The top and bottom are pieces of chipboard covered with matching papers.

I've embellished the top with this sweet Very Present Helpers image from our Crissy Armstrong Collection. I colored with Copics and paper pieced the present box with more matching paper. I embellished with some felt snowflakes and rhinestone gems.

Be sure to visit design team members Stacey and Sharon to see their Whimsy inspiration today too! And, our Whimsy candy prize is on Stacey's blog today...so be sure to visit her for a chance to win!

This project also fits the challenge at Creative Card Crew of Christmas, which Whimsy is actually sponsoring this week! Head on over there and see what you could win if you play along.

Thanks for dropping by today, have a great Tuesday! Be sure to check the Whimsy Home Page each day during the next 24 days for your chance to win some Whimsy candy!

Happy stamping! :)

24 comments:

SemSee said...

WOW! This is AMAZING Denise! What lucky children you have!! Hugs, Simonne x

debb said...

so creative!

raindropecho said...

Denise this is just awesome!!! Looks like so much work, too. I love it!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HOly cow!! Now how stinkin' cool is that?!!! I love this!! So creative and the papers look soo very yummy!! Beautiful coloring Denise!! HUGS

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun idea. I love it.

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh - this is phenom!!! :)

Maria Matter said...

this is fabulous Denise!
I haven't had the patience yet to make one of these...it's beautiful!!!

blessings, Maria

Riet said...

Ohh what beautiful box Denise-Lynn.,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

stampinsilvia said...

all I can say is WOW!!!! This is absolutely incredible! love love love it!!!

Ann said...

oh this is just gorgeous. I'm afraid to say I got as far as buying the match boxes !! Maybe next year!!

Ann xxx

Diamond Doll said...

what a gorgeous little box and i love how you paperpieced the present with the same Papers.
Trish (-:

Loz (Aus) said...

This is gorgeous! I want to make one!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How CUTE! I love this! and what a great gift idea too!

beadz said...

Love your advent box! Adorable!
hugs,
Gini

Deb said...

oh wow, that is amazing, jawdropping gorgeous! Wish I had the patience to make one! glad everyone is getting over the illnesses, hugs Debx

Erin... said...

Love the finished product Denise!! the paper pieced present looks super cute in the image. so fun!!!!

Jenni said...

This is fabulous Denise, I've been meaning to try one of these since last year - left it too late again I think!!
Jenni x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Denise, this is absolutely stunning. You must have spent a great deal of elbow grease on this creation, but the end result is definitely worth it. Just love it.
Hugs
Desire

cats whiskers said...

Can you believe what a bad blogger I am, sorry for not visiting in the last couple of days. I just adore this lovely creation dear, fabulous colouring
Hugs Jacqui x

Patti said...

This is totally ingenious! Love it!!

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute idea, Denise! Love it!

Lynn said...

This is amazing! I bet your kids are having fun with this and will look forward to it each year. That kitty image is super cute and so are the papers! Just beautiful Denise!

Justine said...

Crazy Creative, love this fun project. Fantastic coloring, love the shading

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a work of art! I can't imagine how much time you put into it, but it came out gorgeous. It's something you and your family can enjoy for years!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us on the Creative Card Crew Christmas challenge this week!