Girls, beware of several pictures here! This took me about two days to complete.
I made this advent calendar for the new Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge. Our theme this time around is "Child's Christmas". This can be a card, a project, anything for a child. With this in mind, I went with a girlie color scheme for my advent.
I got the instructions from a very talented lady name QBee (Brenda). She has a wonderful video on how to construct this little advent and I had a total blast making it and loading it up with my Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and lace!!!! I changed up the top part, because I wanted it to look like a house, but the rest I got from her. Please stop by her blog and see her darling version in green and red!!!!!
I used tiny bells all laced on through holes that I punched and tied into each individual box. My flowers were painted with white acrylic paint and I added pearls along the bottom with my Pearl Maker Pen. Oh, and I used thicker cardboard for the base and covered it with cardstock so that it would stand well.
You can see the German Glitter glass that I used on the edge of the roof along with more tiny pearls below the flowers. Also the lace is Guipure lace and those cute little bell is from WOC. The DP is from Melissa Frances.
This is how it opens. On the video Brenda uses a SU punch, which I didn't have, so I found the exact same cut out on my Storybook cartridge for my Cricut and put 25 on my machine and pushed "cut"!!!! Too easy. The boxes measure about 1"x1" when folded. I also cut the numbers out of my Storybook cartridge.
I would love to see you make one of these cute boxes and let me know so I can come see it. It really was fun to make, just give yourself plenty of time to work on it.
Supplies I used:
Two Toned Pink/White Trellis Rose, 25mm White With Baby Pink Center Open Roses, Stamens, Baby Blue Sweetheart Blossoms, 25mm Baby Pink Wild Roses, Silver Ringing Bell, Guipure Lace, Silver German Glitter Glass. All of these are Wild Orchid Crafts products!
You are going to flip out when you see all the creations from the Design Team! They all went over the top with gorgeous creations, so please join in on our challenge. The prize is always wonderful too!
Thanks sooooo very much for visiting me!!!