Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Whiff of Joy Advent Calender

Happy Wednesday! Today I want to show you the Advent Calender that I made for my sons. Up until this year, I had three separate ones. Now I have created one that can hold 3 little chocolates in each drawer…one for each of my boys.

When I came to deciding upon which images to use….it was too easy. I am pretty sure if you know me, you know how much I adore Whiff of Joy stamps! I knew I wanted the sweet Christmas Henry Mouse stamps! They have to be among my very favorite collections. I took lots of pictures so bear with me and my long post!

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  • I created a base and a top with cardboard sandwiched between cardstock – each measuring 5.5x5.5”
  • I then made 24 matchboxes using my Stampin up die and the Big Shot (yes…..it took a long time)
  • I sponged around the boxes with SU! Red Riding Hood ink and then attached little gemstone brads using my cropodile to create the holes.
  • I then adhered the match-boxes together in groups of 6 using Scor-pal tape.
  • I added the numbers which are glittered chipboard by Mulitcraft Imports
  • I then adhered the 4 groups to the base and then adhered the lid.
  • The embellies are from Making Memories
  • Paper is SU Red Riding Hood, Basic Grey Wassail

I will admit that it did take a long time to make. I made it in stages whenever time permitted. I am so happy with the result and it looks so pretty AND 3 little Lindor chocolates fit into the drawers so perfectly. You know that you could make a gift for someone to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. Just make 12 boxes instead of 24 and you would have a height of 3 rows instead of 6.

Thanks for stopping by! EDIT: I am going to enter this to the WOJ challenge! I saw that we need to have glitter and I have loads on this project!

37 comments:

Kreativmonster said...

Absolutely marvellous! Everything is just perfect!

Helene said...

This is totally gorgeous, I'm trying to finish mine... yeah I know I'm late, but I donb't mind, it'll be ready for next year ^^

Hugs
Xxx

Shirley N said...

Jeanette, how are you popping out one beautiful project after the other? You are amazing! Love love love this one, too!

Ann Marie said...

Stunning what a beautiful creation

Lil Sis said...

Wow - this is fantastic showcases those gorgeous stamps so well.
Well done on such a fab piece of work, you can see the love that went into making it.

Beccy x

Erika said...

Wowwwww, this is really great!
I love the colours, the images, the papers... everything!

Erika

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, Jeanette this creation is super! So beautiful and very cute.
Hugs Jacqueline

sandra's hobby cards said...

Wow !beautiful creation!!

Tracey said...

This is INCREDIBLE Jeanette! Seriously stunning!!! And I love love love the Henry mouse images. I hope to add some to my collection some time. Gorgeous work yet again, my dear!! xx

Melanie said...

Speechless! Well, ok...I'm not, becuase I'm leaving a comment, lol! Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING!! Love every element. Absolutely beautiful.

Melanie

Danielle said...

WOW! Jeanette, this is a masterpiece of artwork!! I can believe it took a long time to make but it sure was worth it for the end result! Just gorgeous - Henry Mouse is perfect and so adorable! Your boys must be so excited to get to their drawers each day!!
Hugs, Danielle

Jo said...

Jeanette, this is fabulous, I just love Henry mouse and what a super idea, thanks for sharing. hugs Jo x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Jeanette!! I just love this!!!! Totally gorgeous!! I have so admired seeing these around blogland and have wanted to make them. My time is limited so....Yours is incredible. Henry is adorable. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love that dp and all the glittery numbers.
hugs,
Chris

Niki Estes said...

Jeanette, this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colors and design!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a fun project. Those images are sooo cute.

Iren said...

WOW these are so wonderful!!! I love it!!! So wonderful coloring!

Hugs

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love all of your detail. It's gorgous!

Jannie said...

This is absolutely stunning Jeanette! I love the papers and the image, all the details are just perfect.
What a great work !!!!!
Hugs Jannie

Riet said...

ohhh Jeanette,what beautiful,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tessa said...

beautiful calendar

Andrea said...

Wow, this project is so amazing! I love the papers, the coloration of the images - everything!

Hugs,
AndreaM

Archies Mum said...

Wow that is amazing

Brocéliane said...

ton calendrier de l'avent est vraiment très beau, moi aussi j'ai voulu tenter de le faire, mais vraiment je n'ai pas le temps, et c'est bien ma chatte Draëna que l'on aperçoit sous le sapin, mais mon autre chat Marsu est également présent sur la photo suivante :)
au moins cette année il ne m'ont pas fait tomber le sapin, enfin pas encore lol.

pescbrico said...

Oh this is stunning!!! I want one!!! BUt I have to agree that it most have taken some time to make all the matchs box.
Well done!

Christina C. said...

Jeanette, this is too gorgeous for words...love,love it!!!
What a wonderful gift for a special person!! You just bring those characters to life. Hugs, Christina

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow, I really don't even know what to say Jeanette! It's fabulous! My gosh, so much work, but such a beautiful job!

Pati said...

Ohhhhh my poor heart... Jeanette, this advent calendar is absolutely amazing, a real dream! Congratulations! Lucky person who will receive this calendar. Thank you for all your inspiration.

BIG hugs and take care
Pati

Nilla said...

Oh, my favorite mouse, Henry, all at once! You must understand how much I love this creation! Fabulous! Hugs Nilla

megastamper said...

wow that´s so amazing and really fantastic. your boys are sure happy??!?!
big hugs, bea

Marga said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous project. I love it!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Whiff of Joy Challenges this week!

Gry-Beate said...

Just stunning;0)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Awesome advent calendar Jeanette...amazing! Beautifully decorated...such cute images! I'm sure the boys love it....and the contents of the drawers..hehe!
Hugs
Carole x

Michele said...

OMG Jeanette this is just stunning. Love everything about it. Hugs Michele x

TaraG said...

OMG Jeanette this is absolutely stunning, adorable, beautiful, gorgeous, cute and so much more!!! I'm going to put this on my to do list for next year,smile!!! You have done a sensational job here and I really love it with Henry the mouse...just stunning!!!!
Hugs,t

Katharina Frei said...

Wow Jeanette!! I soooo love this advent calendar. And I sooo wished it would be mine...hahaha
Fantastic job!!
Katharina xx

Angelwood said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning! I wish I had seen this sooner and had a chance to make one myself. Your coloring is amazing and these images are so adorable! hugs, Angela

Whimcees said...

This is so beautiful! You have gone above and beyond with this project! I know that the boys must have been thrilled when they saw this gift! A true work of love. I hope that you had a nice holiday with your family!

Barbara Diane

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