Saturday, November 28, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Did everyone head out for the Black Friday Sales??? I did not go out this year. My son took me to Michaels last night and I did get a couple of cartridges and I was able to order his gift online. No crowds!

With some extra time off of work I was able to make this Advent calendar inspired by the Christmas With the Cricut Blog. If you haven't checked them out you should. Everyday they have a different craft idea and they also have giveways once a week, usually a Cricut cartridge as well as paper or other items featured on their blog or by their sponsor of the week. To find out more Click Here.

Now on to the Advent calendar. I used my Accent Essentials cartridge to cut the snowflakes for the tags. I cut them at 2 1/4". I created the numbers using my Cricut Design Studio and my Lyrical Letters cartridge and cut at 1 1/4". The sour cream containers were cut 6" X 4".  I filled each container with a couple of pieces of chocolate and a small ornament for the tree. I am going to give this to my Mom. the paper I used was from Stampin Up and some I got at Big Lots a while back for $1 a pack as well as from a paper pack I got at Joanns a couple of weeks ago. I bought the tree from Big Lots as well for just $4.  It was fairly quick to make this and definitely easy.