Tuesday, December 1, 2009
December Advent Event Kick Off
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! :)