Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 16 ~ Almost there!!!!


Hi Everyone!! Today is my day to host the Belles and whistles advent giveaway! I am very excited! I LOVE advent calendars of all kinds and actually collect them as well. My daughters love the chocolate calendars and look forward to opening the door each night for a little treat before bed. My favorite is a felt tree my mother made for me when I moved to my own place. We had the same one growing up and I love it, so she made me my own. I hang a Hallmark miniature ornament on it each day.

Here is my first attempt at two things! First is a matchbox advent calendar. My friend Denise and I got together and each made one. I used retired SU wintergreen papers for mine along with the Christmas Hearth image. I also made some snowflakes out of vellum and embossed with iridescent ice EP. This is also my first easel card. How fun and easy! I did a close up of the card. It measures 4 1/2 square. I included a gift card as well as this is a present for my soon to be sister in law. The little matchboxes are the perfect size for Hershey's miniatures.
Be sure to enter Mr. Linky for your chance at some goodies!!!

Erin

28 comments:

  1. What an adorable advent I love the colours you have used too.
    Tracy x

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  2. That's really a nice calendar, I like the colors you used. Really pretty

    Ulli

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  3. wow che meraviglia.... davvero un calendario originale... ciaooo

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  4. Hi,
    this calendar is wonderful
    and looks like a lot of work.
    I love the colors and the details you put.
    The card is lovely :)
    XX Kathi

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  5. Wow that is a beuatiful Advent match box calendar... super creative idea.. hugs, Kris

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  6. Gorgeous way to display advent! Love all the work gone into this, fab!

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  7. That is just beautiful--I love the colors you chose for this. What a precious keepsake for someone.

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  8. Wow what a gorgeous idea to put the card on top for a gift. I made one of these this year and loved it they're such fun to make! Love the gorgeous colours you've used, thanks for the chance to win! hugs, Jane x

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  9. congrats on your huge success in creating a stunning advent calendar that as adult would enjoy!

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  10. Gorgeous creation and alot of hours of work I'm sure you have so much detail to it. I also love the idea of adding the card to the top.
    Kim xXx

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  11. that's gorgeous - must have been a lot of work but well worth it:) x

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  12. What a wonderful gift for your soon to be SIL.. She is going to love this. That is my favorite paper. I have a Christmas stocking my mom counted cross stitched for me.. I have 8 brothers and sisters and one Christmas she made us each one.. It is so special.. Thanks for sharing this unique gift.

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  13. oh now I feel so guilty - I bought the matchboxes and never got any further. Your design is just beautiful - I love it.

    Ann xxx

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  14. What a great creation, and nice that you got to create it with a friend.
    hugs
    Tanya

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  15. Oh what a fantastic advent box! It's so beautiful and soo much work. I love how you've put it together and added an easel card to the top.
    It's very pretty and elegant! Just gorgeous.

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  16. wow.. this project is awsome!!! LOVE IT! I bought my match boxes to do this too.. and did not get to do it yet.. but i will work on it.. :)) for next year.. hehehe :)) thanks for sharing ! Love this image.. :))

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  17. I love this Erin...I think it's such a clever idea!! And how fun to sit and make with a friend!! :)

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  18. Oh my goodness this is AMAZING what a fabulous project! Your first...WOW it looks like you are a pro at both of those! STUNNING creation and I loved hearing about your Advent tradition. :)
    Hugs~ Kim

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  19. wowww!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I Love the image and the colours are lovely :)

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  20. What a gorgeous project! Simply stunning!!

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  21. Awesome Advent calendar. I love it. The image is great and colours are lovely.
    Marion

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  22. Gorgeous Erin! I love the pretty papers and the image you chose! Fab details too. :)

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  23. Fun tradition -- our DDs love the advent calendar, too.

    Those paper-pieced PJs on your image are just too cute!!

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  24. hyggelig blog du har hende whit masse gode Ting ..............

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  25. it 's so adorable, =) i love the papers you used for it
    bigsssss hugsssss
    helen

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  26. Beautiful advent calendar....love the colours!
    Helen x

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