Saturday, December 27, 2008

Creative Juices have been working!

Back in August I had to create something for Paper Wings website. You can check out the gallery there for all kinds of great projects and cards! The cards are arranged according the the stamp set used.

Anway, I made an advent book. Here you can see an inside page. I did get the numbers backward and I thank my sister-in-law for pointing that out so now this page has the 16 days until Christmas label. I got the idea from Heather Scott's blog and Julie Griffith's blog and, I must say, it turned out great (other than having the circle tags backward). This was also rather time-consuming as each red page was cut out by hand. Heather had a PDF file of the verses so that was really a great help.

I used Merry Wishes SWIC (which is retired), Hillary Embellishment Jar, Trendy Greetings set, Christmas Check List set, L'Amore & Noir PH inks, white scrapper's floss, lots of red cardstock, white cardstock, binder rings (or whatever they're called), the Extra Jumbo Circle Punch (1 1/2"), and red sheer ribbon. Again, mom wanted it but I was not ready to give this up. Maybe I'll make some more but I will have to purchase a bunch of red cardstock. I think it took about 5 sheets to do the individual pages. The whole thing was created out of a covered Starbucks coffee sleeve! Can you recognize the shape??

It's cold tonight here south of Tucson, AZ. We had quite a frost last night and another for tonight. Check my Livin' Hot blog for a great picture of Mount Hopkins yesterday!


AngelCompanyStamper said...

What a wonderful little project! Hope you enjoyed your day :)

Jewels said...

I love your book! I bet it was a lot of work, but the red pages are beautiful! Jewels

Trudy Osborn said...

Love this project, what a great idea

Barb said...

This is such a great project, Carol... just a wonderful creation!

Anonymous said...

That is a sweet little book. I love how you added the button to the felt flower...very trendy!

Debra Hensley said...

Fantastic project. Love the idea- will have to save it for next year! I love merry wishes paper too.. I wish we still had it!Great job!