Sunday, December 5, 2010

On the 5th day of Christmas....Advent Calendar

Good morning! Today, Sam Hauzer and I of the Imaginisce DT had the pleasure of blogging for the 5th day of Christmas post today. Our projects are the Kaiser Craft Advent Calendar embellished up with the Cottage Christmas line from Imaginisce.

Here is mine:


Here is a close up of some of the chipboard stickers that I embellished with my i-rock tool.


Close up of the tree. I used my i-top punches for the tree branches.

Here are few of the steps in making the Kaiser Craft calendar.

1) I painted the calendar after putting it together. It took about 2 1/2 coats to really cover all the wood.   
2) Next, I sprayed a little of "Walnut Gold" glimmer mist to give it a gold shimmer.
3) Then I put the little boxes together and painted them with spray paint.
4) Next I just covered the front of the boxes with paper from the Cottage Christmas 6x6 card pad. I liked the small prints for this. I used a 3/4" circle punch to punch out a small cut out at the top part of the box for the finger hole.


5) Next, after cutting out a Christmas tree shape with chipboard on my cricut, I punched out all three sizes of the i-top punches for my tree branches and glued them on the tree. Then I trimmed the edges off.


And here I am showing you how to cover your i-top brads with fabric. I used a red felt and since you can not punch the fabric, there is a template that you can use to trace the circles onto the fabric and then cut the material out to use on your i-top brads.


If you want to win an entire Cottage Christmas collection from Imaginisce be sure to visit today's post on the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment. Don't forget to leave a comment here and check out Sam's blog as well.

Keep an eye on the Imaginsice blog for the next week and a half, they will be giving away a lot of goodies.

Until next time,

Heather

112 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great advent calendar. Love it.

beadz said...

This is so cute! Love how you made your tree!
hugs,
Gini

Glora said...

WOW, great job. This is awesome. I love all the little details. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

JennyKozar said...

Adorable! I love how your family is the center of this.

jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

Lori said...

So stinkin cute and such an smart idea with your tree.

Cindylu2u said...

Your Advent Calendar is fabulous, love how you used the ITop punches on your tree, very creative!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Kathy said...

Your advent calendar is beautiful! I love the detail and that you used the i-Top punch for the tree. Thanks for sharing!

mommyof5kidz said...

LOFE your advent! Lots of details to look at!

Auntie Ang said...

Great calendar ... They are a little work to put together Lol.
but well worth it

Glynis said...

I love that you used the itop to create your tree, that is too cute! Thanks for sharing this adorable advent calendar :O)

Court said...

I love your sweet little scene! :)

tonny said...

love the adventcalendar

Lorraine said...

this is so clever of you i just love this xx

Lesley from WI said...

I love it and the tree is awesome!

Nadia's World said...

This is so adorable! Very creative...

TFS!!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Colleen said...

neat advent calendar. I was always wondering what the circle template was for, now I know it is for fabric. Thanks

Denise said...

I saw your advent calendar on Imaginese's blog. It is soooo amazing! I love the paper you choose for it. This line is so beautiful.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Your calender is so cute! I love how you made the tree with the punches! Talk about thinking outside the box... LOL! Great job!

pdrnc said...

Love how you used the i-top punch for the trees. It looks great!

Tona said...

Fantastic project!

Toucan Scraps said...

this is so clever, and the boxes and scrap-page in the centre are so lovely

About Us! said...

I love this Advent Calendar. You did such a terrific job in detailing it...all the bling, and how your used the i-Top punch for the branches on the tree...very creative. Thanks for inspiring me.
Blessings, Cheryl
crosano at aol dot com

Deb Long said...

This is fantastic! You've inspired me - maybe this will be the year I actually make an advent calendar....

Arjanne said...

Great calendar!

aud1inok said...

A lot of work but it looks wonderful!

Sophia said...

Love this, beautiful...♥

ruth said...

What a fun calendar!

perezmom said...

Beautiful job - using the i-top punches for the tree is brilliant!

-Kristin

Catherine Schroeder said...

Great job! And such a clever idea for your tree~ :D

Jean said...

That tree is so cute!

Paper Dolls said...

Such a creative soul you are! Love the tree and the whole calendar! Thanks for sharing with us!

Brett said...

I love the tree! Thanks for sharing!

Pixichick said...

It's so cute! Love the tree.

Karen L said...

LOVE the added bling on the embellishments! Super cute advent calendar

LisaM said...

Love this! Love how you used the ITop punch for your tree!

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

Love the advent calendar...a great way to anticipate Jesus' birthday. I'll have to mane one of these...TFS!!!

chipndalefan said...

Love the advent calendar and would love to win the entire Christmas Cottage collection!

Brittney said...

The details on that tree is fab!

Samantha Hauzer said...

Love your advent calendar Heather, and your tree is awesome!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful - love how you did the tree!

Μυρτώ said...

Great advent calendar! Thanks for a chance to win!

Bobbi said...

This is beautiful. I have been looking for this calendar and everyone is out of it. TFS

Dawn said...

That is so cute, love the colors and how you included a picture in the center.

sucor said...

Your Advent Calendar is beautiful! I love the tree and all the little details you added!

juliem said...

Great advent calendar.

nadine said...

Adorable advent calendar. I love the way that you used the i-top punch for the branches. Way to think outside of the box.

Denise said...

Great advent calendar! I love the tree! Thanks for the tutorial!
DeniseB

Tabitha said...

Very cute advent calendar. Love how you made the tree. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Darla said...

LOVE these Advent calendars and all the fun details!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Such a wonderful advent project!

Kim said...

How totally adorable!!

Reneeleeak said...

Great calendar. I like how you made your tree.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great calender!

joybear said...

Amazing job!!! They will enjoy this year after year!

Lisa said...

Great advent calender love how it centers around your family. I love the Christmas Cottage collection. Thank you so much for sharing.
Lisa
honeybearz2002@yahoo.com

Stampleigh said...

Cute calendar! LOVE this collection! Great job of the use of the punch!

Leigh

Cynthia B. said...

Just came over from the Imaginisce blog. Beautiful advent calendar! Thanks for the pics on how you did the tree - so creative.
I think you and your family will enjoy this calendar for years to come!

Melanie said...

Fabulous Advent Calendar!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a creative project. I love how you included the family picture on it. TFS.

Kimberli said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I love your advent calendar - the tree is great!

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

Nitasha said...

SuperCute calendar! love the Christmas tree!

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

I love the use of the Imaginisce products! I have found so many uses for the I-top punches, are they not the best?

Sarah said...

love how you created that tree

paperpapier said...

awesome advent calendar!

Josie0602 said...

LOve that advent calendar!

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Stephanie said...

Super cute advent calendar!

XXOO AMY said...

great idea! thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE it! The the tree and the addition of the photo make it so cute!

Steff said...

So cute! I love how you did the trees! Makes me want to make one for myself!

Lindy said...

Love your advent calendar....your tree is soooo cute. TFS :)

Ann Edwards said...

A very pretty Advent calendar! Thanks for the tutorial...lots of helpful hints. Sure hope a fellow LA resident wins that prize package. LOL

{VICKI} said...

great calendar
TFS

owlbeescrappin said...

You and Sam outdid yourselves on these Advent Calendars! They are so beautiful and creative! TFS

Happy Holidays!
~Angel

rachael said...

LOVE this advent calendar!!! really beautiful!

Ava said...

great job and thanks for sharing your tips!

-jen said...

Love this! I def need a Avent calendar for next yr, too late now.

Iris said...

Your Advent calendar is so cute. Iris Soscia

alwayscharlie said...

Your advent calendar is wonderful! Thanks for all the directions too!

Raven B said...

This is really great! I especially LOVE that you punched the tree out of the itop punch!!!!Super creative.
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Sherri said...

Spectular calendar. Amazing job. TFS. Thanks for the heads up on the giveaways too.

HeidiK said...

Your advent calendar is beautiful! tfs!

Tracy Pea said...

So stinking cute!! Love the tree!

tampatha said...

this is so adorable! I'd love to know what you put inside the little boxes for a treat!
-Tammy
tealeaf at shaw dot ca

Amy said...

So cute! I love the way you used the i-top punches for the tree!

Brooke said...

love it

Chris C said...

What a great job you did with this, I actually saw one of these in the shops the other day and thought - wow they are impressive and I think yours is even more so.

connie said...

I love seeing the different takes on advent calendars. This is beautiful.

Jessica said...

This is such a fabulous idea and super cute creation! Thanks so much for sharing.

Gwendolyn said...

This looks like a lot of work but it looks so great! Thanks for this!

Hugs Gwendolyn

Jodi said...

I love advent calendars! Cute idea!

CraftyGirl said...

Cute idea!! I love the way you made the tree!! Too cute!
barb :)

CuteCuteWorld said...

love it!
Jordan
jordanoo@live.ca

Erika said...

Love this. So fun!!

Kathy said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! I love that tree!

cindy said...

Lovin the calendar. That tree is great and I love the gnome next to it.

About me said...

Love the advent calendar. Thanks for sharing it and the details. Boy, you sure make it look easy:-)

doverdi said...

Great calendar & tutorial. TFS!

laterg8r said...

what an amazing job you did - such a lot of work :D

b.c. Gurl said...

love this! the tree is great!

pebblesjns said...

Love how cute this project is! It would be a great idea to use for my son!

Dilsaver Designs said...

You did such a great job on this! TFS!!

dilsaverdesigns @ yahoo dot com

Pamk said...

great advent calender. wonderful layout.

pattyb said...

You're advent calendar is pretty cool. I always wanted to make one.

Melissa said...

Love it! So happy I found your blog!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Lori C. said...

This is so detailed and amazing!

My Serendipity said...

This is so awesome! I have never made an advent calendar..I am inspired to do so after seeing your post :)
Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

CAstangs said...

Cute project!

Moira said...

Awesome!

I think I'm going to tackle on of these and have it ready for next year!

Snips and Snails said...

Cute calendar!

Bev said...

amazing project.. so beautiful.. thanks for sharing.

Wirg's Creative World said...

Wow, that really is a clever used of the punch for the tree and I'm loving the advent calender too. Thanks for sharing.