Monday, November 12, 2012

Advent Calendar!

Selina at Fun 'n' Flair Stamps asked her design team to create their own version of an advent calendar.  This was a bit of a challenge to start but once I developed my idea on how to create it it became a blast to create.

All stamped images are from Fun 'n' Flair stamp sets including
Miss Shayla at Christmas Time Stamp Set
Penguin Christmas Stamp Set
Snow Many Wishes Stamp Set
Each set is LOADED with stamps, absolutely perfect for the holidays!

I started with foam board and cut it to the size I needed.  I wanted to be sure I had enough room for stamped images and embellishments.  Next I attached strips of wide ribbon that the squares are adhered to.  I used different holiday patterned paper along with cardstock for each day.  Each square that contains a stamped image or sentiment is a stamp from one of the three sets listed above.  I used different sized numbers with different fonts for my countdown numbers.  I also embellished with ribbon, die cuts, stickers, buttons, pearls, glitter, fabric...  My calendar is whimsical, bright and very jolly - my kids can't wait to start to use it!  Perfect for the Christmas countdown!  The hardest part for me was getting a good picture since the natural light was gloomy, it was raining and gloomy.  But I think this one is blog worthy!!!


  1. Fabulous creation Melissa^_^
    Many gorgeous details and lovely stamped^_^

  2. This turned out to be so pretty! I just love what you created! Fabulous job!

  3. Oh my this is wonderful!! Love the fun colors and look at all the cute images!! Fabulous Job Melissa!

  4. Oh wow ! This is wonderful ! Such a nice creation !

  5. This is darling! I love it! I did one last year and it was a challenge-so good for you! Turned out great!!