Spent the weekend making five (yes, 5) advent countdown calendars using the Melissa Frances 3D calendar boxes. I made four of them for my young nieces and nephews, and one for myself. It was a lot of fun planning out what papers to use for each one - I actually cut enough squares to make 3 or 4 more of them, but kept editing the papers and placements until I got it just like I wanted it. Thankfully I borrowed a square punch from Tanya, who owns my LSS, to punch out the squares, then used a circle punch to cut out the half circles. I bought a bunch of candies and small toys to fill the boxes with, and they are not boxed up and ready for shipping to my sister in Arkansas, who will give them to the kids on Thanksgiving, so that they'll have them for December 1st.
These first two shots are "group" shots where you can see several of the calendars at the same time. I used several different paper lines and a load of various embellishments.
This "pink" one is for Anastacia, my little grand niece who recently turned 3. These papers are primarily Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line and some My Mind's Eye papers.
This one is for Bridget, who will be 8 years old next month. These papers are all from K & Company Brenda Walton's Christmas line.
This one is for Lily, who will be 13 in February. Since she is the oldest, I made her's a bit more sophisticated. These papers are all from Webster's Pages.
This one, which is "blue" themed, is for Michael, who will be four in December. These papers are all Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and My Mind's Eye.
And this one is for me. I used Webster's Pages papers and embellishments, along with a few odds and ends. I did not put on the numbers, because I wanted to keep the soft color pallet, and I didn't want the numbers to interfere with the writing on the paper or what I added with my own journaling. I like this more "artsy" look, which I think is sophisticated.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!