Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Cutters Creek Christmas in July Blog Hop!  If you came from Kim's blog you are in the right place, if not and you would like to start at the beginning please jump to the Cutters Creek Design Team blog. 

We have some great projects in store for you today to provide you plenty of inspiration to help you jump start your holiday crafting. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too! 

I have a fun Advent Calendar for you today.

I started with a wooden 12 X 12 frame I found on clearance and spray painted it red. I then sprayed it with some Gold Glitter Dust spray.

Next I took a 12 X 12 square piece of metal that I found in my local craft store and covered it with some paper. I happened to have a piece of scrapbook paper that was actually made to make an advent calendar with so I used that, but you could use just about any patterned paper you wanted. I used Glue N Seal to adhere the paper to the metal piece, I then added a coat of Glue N Seal to the top of the paper to seal it.

Next I used my Silhouette and the print and cut feature to print out 25 different round Christmas themed tags at approximately 3/4".

I used some Glossy Accents to adhere small magnets to the backs of each of my little tins. I also used Glossy Accents to adhere the small tags to the insides of my tins. To decorate the frame I cut some small square images out of an older Graphic 45 8 X 8 paper pad, Christmas Emporium and using my trusty Glue N Seal adhere them to the frame, and again I added a top layer of Glue n Seal to seal the paper. (If you would like this paper pad, check with Kim to see if she can still order it).

I cut some numbers at 1/2" out of some black vinyl and adhered them to each of the lids to the tins. They are a little hard to see in the photo but I wanted the tag inside to show through. My plan is to fill each tin with a little piece of candy. I want the tag to be a surprise after they open it up and take out the candy each day.

Finally I cut the banner for the top at approximately 10" wide, again using my Silhouette and an image from the Silhouette store. I used my Scotch Quick Dry adhesive to adhere the banner together and used Glossy Accents to adhere it to the front of my Frame.

To hang my calendar I have some of the Tim Holtz Seasonal Ribbon attached to the back. I lightly tacked it with more Glossy Accents, but I want to use the staple gun to staple it to the frame. Unfortunately I can't get to the staple gun to do that so I didn't want to hang it. (Again, this item is not in stock in the store but check with Kim to see if she can order it).

I would love to hear what you think of the Calendar. Thanks for visiting me today and enjoying our blog hop. As a thank you for enjoying our hop, we have some awesome blog candy for you.



To be eligible for the blog candy, we would love for you to follow us and leave a comment on all the blogs along the way. We will use Random.org to select a winner. The winner will be posted on the Cutters Creek Design Team blog on Monday July 15th. Your next stop is Fran.

Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way.

24 comments:

  1. I love your calendar...so creative!

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  2. Very cute, if I start soon I might be able to get it done for the grandchildren

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  3. I happen to have that paper on hand. I dont know if you will read this, but where did you get the small tins at?
    This turned out so cute!

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  4. Beautiful calendar. Would like to invite you to link it up over at 2 Creative Chicks 3D Challenge.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. Kathy, I ordered them off of Amazon. I paid $9.50 for 15 of them, of course I needed two. I got the magnetic at Harbor Freight. If you have any other questions feel free to email me at deannamulder at live dot com. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Wonderful idea, young ones would be so excited with this.

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  7. Totally awesome Advent Calendar! Great job ~ Marilyn

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  8. Love the Advent Calendar - so much that I Pinned it on my Pinterest!

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  9. Beautiful job, Deanna... Love how you used so many different elements in the calendar, and the red paint is so toned-down after you used the glimmer mist.

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  10. Great project Deanna! Looks like a lot of work but SO WORTH IT!!!
    Hugs,
    S.

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  11. Great Advent calendar! Of course, I love every project you've done.

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  12. Fun Advent calendar!!! Thank you for the detailed instructions!!

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  13. love the calendar - Ineed to learn to use the glossy accents

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  14. Your project is absolutely fabulous.

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  15. Fabulous & Fun!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M (my blog)♥
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  16. Oh my word!! You knocked this waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of the park!!!!

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  17. Deanna, I LOVE your Advent Calendar.-- so creative!

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  18. Great project. I will definitely try this.

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  19. Awesome advent calendar Deanna. Sooo pretty.

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  20. Absolutely stunning! What a fabulous idea! I love the papers, the colors, and the idea of using a metal background is perfect! Great colors and cut outs. Just gorgeous!

    Hugs,

    Susan

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  21. Love it! Thanks for playing the Christmas in July Challenge at Cardz TV!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  22. Great project. Always so happy to see everyone having fun in crafting.
    From the 2 Creative Chicks:)
    Tabitha
    The Desire to Create is one of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul.
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