Monday, October 26, 2009

Advent Calendar

I got the idea for this after seeing one in a Paper Crafts Magazine that was made using coin holders. I saw it and immediately thought of the SU treat cups. It took me a few days to finish, but I'm happy with the result. The main section with the holes was created in the Cricut Design Studio. I made the holes a little smaller than the treat cups opening and then had to do a little math and finagling to get them all to line up correctly. This was cut in the red card stock and a heavier paper (I used the back of one of my paper pads.) The charm feature on the George and Basic Shapes cart was used to make the doors (also cut out of heavier paper). Several different Christmas papers were cut with the SU 1 3/4" circle punch and used to cover the doors. After decorating them with all kinds of Christmas images including some Cricut cuts, Cuttlebug, various stamps, buttons, brads, and ribbons, they were attached to the calendar with small white brads. The treat cups were attached to the back. An eyelet was place in each of the top corners then wire was looped through these. Various ribbons were tied to the wire.
To make it a little more fun, I added some red circle cuts
that were stamped with a variety of cute Peachy Keen faces to the inside of the treat cups.
A couple of the doors open, you can kind of see the PK faces.

The pic below is just a close up of some of the doors.
A side shot showing the Treat Cups

Here's Carter checking out the back. I think he likes it!
This was a lot of fun to create. I've got to make another now, so I can give one to both of my daughters. Don't know what I'll fill them up with either, but that will be fun to figure out too!
Thanks for stopping by,
Maria

2 comments:

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

OH my gosh Maria, this is so darn adorable! You need to put this on the messageboards. This needs to be in the Chirp!
Your blog looks great!!!!!! Hugs! b

UK FAN said...

OH WOW! That is the most creative use of Sweet Treat cups I have seen. I have to remember this for next Christmas...absolutely adorable! Great job.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Other Stuff