Saturday, 24 September 2011

Advent card/Calender

Another weekend is upon us and I have been busy making items for a craft fair I have due in October.  Here is another Advent card/calender for you to have a look at and as requested I will put some measurements down for you :o)

1- cut 24 9.5cm x 9.5cm squares. Score 1.5cm in all around and make into a box as you would normally without a lid!

2 - Cut 24 6.5cm x 22cm pieces of card or paper(i found card made it more secure) Score 6.5cm, 8cm, 15cm and 16.5cm and wrap aournd the drawers and secure with glue(do not glue the drawer tho this piece!!)

3 - cut 6 13.5cm x 13.5cm pieces of card and sticke four drawer sections to the first layer, and another 13.5cm piec and add another 4 drawer sections and so on until they are all towered together. decorate the drawers and add brads/pearls as required. Use a 5.5" square card and create an easle card as normal and decorate then add it to the top of the tower. 

I hope this is understandable :o) The measurements are taken from a simple 4 drawer easle card I found in Quick cards made easy.

Oh and while I think about it!  Stitchy bear store is giving away a freebie called 'Starr' in Stitchy stamps category.  you will need to register and add this code a7b8ebc33b.  Now hurry the freebie ends on Sunday :o)  Trust me, once you have found this site you will find everything you need for your cards for any occasion as they have so many  fab creators

The design papers are all from Bearly mine.

side view

back view

side view

Card view.  I have used a Nellie Snellen Santa stamp.

The image has been coloured with promarkers and had glitter added.

i have used my new Spellbinders Ironworks die cuts for this card, added gems and glitter as embellies.  Punched a circle and stamped a See D's xmas sentiment on it and attatched it to the die cut with foam pads.

another die cut from the same spellbinders set, gems and wild orchid flower.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges Card and gift bag/box(I put the card and boxes together!) Use 2 or more spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by




Vicky said...

Wow...this is so beautiful Nikki....and loving the colours too hun...

have a super evening...hugs Vicky xx

Catherine said...

Very good idea. It's very beautiful.

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is beautiful.. i love the lilac shades and the little santa
Lisa x

Esther said...

This is so gorgeous - my fav colours too ! Love those die cuts too - something else for my wish list...Esther xx

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

OMG!!!! This is incredible!!! I have always seen two-four boxes but never anything this elaborate!!!! Your image and choice in color and stunning as well!! wow!! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

shaz earl said...

Wow!! a brilliant advent, great Santa thanks for joining us at SFCC, hope you will join us again, good luck x

hazel said...

Ablolutely fabulous Nikki, I love it and thank you for the instructions.
xxx Hazel.

Tracey said...

This is a amazing - well done!
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Tameko said...

Fabulous project. So creative. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hey! Thank you for taking the time to enter our challenge at charisma
this week, your creation is beautiful! good luck hugs & happy crafting
Carlyann xx

Christel said...

I really like your christmas calender! Thanks for joining charisma cardz this week.

Marcea said...

What a really wonderful calendar!! Thankyou for joining our challenge last week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - make sure you join our new challenge this week .... the theme is Anything Goes


Unknown said...

beautiful project! thanks so much for joining us at Charisma this challenge. Good luck in the draw!

Lisa x

Emily Keaton said...

Wow--what an amazing creation!! I can't believe all the effort that went into this advent calendar. Simply fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week!

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow, aren't you the crafty one! What a lovely creation with a lot of time and effort. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma, and good luck!
Joyce xx