Oct 05 2011
Let the countdown begin. In 16 days, Marlayne and I are hosting our 3rd Creative Escape Retreat. We host in Spring and Fall. I get especially excited in the Fall because I get to make Holiday projects for our guests. I am honored to host 2 classes at the retreat. The first one was my Fall Wow scrapbook which you can view HERE and now you get a sneak peek of the second class.
I have always wanted to make an Advent calendar and didn't know where to start. This year I am amazed that Stampin up! came up with products in the Holiday Mini to make one. The Stamp set 25 & Counting or in french J-25 and the new Peekaboo Frame Bigz Die are the perfect and easy way to create one. I could not pass up this opportunity:) I was going to make it on a canvas so my guests could make one at a reasonable price. But then Stampin up! came up with great products on the clearance rack, which included the Chunky Frame. It's been one of my favorite products and I was sad when stampin up retired the frame. So now that it's back for limited quantities and at a cheap price, I jumped on the occasion. And suddenly I thought to myself, I will use the chunky frame to make my advent calendar.
And voila! the outcome:
I loved how easy it was to create the opening frames, the peekaboo Frame Bigz L die was perfect for that. And now until the end of October, Stampin up has offered the Big Shot for FREE or 125$ of FREE product, when you join my family of demonstrators in October. Learn how to get this sweet deal HERE
The chunky frames are great to work with because you can add any designer paper to decorate the frame. It's simple you just cut your paper and glue it to the frame. I used Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper.
I am truly grateful of this beauty and will display it every year during the Holidays. I especially love Day 25, which is our family picture and wishes Happy Holidays.
You can view or purchase the Chunky Frame on my clearance rack by clicking HERE and selecting clearance rack on the left. This item has limited quantities and you might want to get one asap.
If you are attending our Creative Escape Retreat then this is a class you don't want to miss, email me.
Supplies used to make my Advent Calendar :
Clearance Rack: Chunky Frame # 117599
Stamp set: 25 & Counting #123792(w) #123794(c) or en Français J-25 #125346(w) #125346, Christmas Lodge #123767(w) #123769(c) or en Français Chalet enchanté #125349(w) #125351
Ink: Early Espresso #119670, Cherry Cobbler #119669, Garden Green #102272 ink pads, Early Espresso #119680, Cherry Cobbler #119681, Garden Green #100080 stampin'write markers,
Card stock and paper: Early Espresso #119686, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Garden Green #102584, Whisper White #100730 and Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
Accessories and tools: For the punches let me tel you that I just used lots of them and they are in the Idea Book & Catalogue p 209-213, Stitched Felt #124108, Mini Jingle Bells #124116, 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler #124105, Linen Thread #104199 Basic rhinestones Jewels #119246
NEW! for October: PDF Class FREE with a 40$ order before taxes or flat fee of 20$ Click HERE for details
Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the clearance rack!
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