Advent calendars are
always fun to create during this holiday season. Last year Katie
from California created this beautiful advent calendar using a cookie sheet. Our blog readers loved it. In fact, I still get emails about it. I thought it would be a great project to post since the holiday season is right around the corner. I hope you enjoy it again.
primer and spray paint
(preferably silver and not black because black tends to leave scuff marks)
cookie sheet: You just need an inexpensive cookie
sheet. The dollar store has a great selection. You DON'T want a Teflon one
because the magnets wont stick.
coolie sheet: You need to use spray primer and
paint. I used a primer called American Accents - Oil based primer (made by
Rust-Oleum) and then followed it up with American Accents Blossom White spray
paint in a smooth satin finish.
**Note: It is
important to spray the middle of the coolie sheet even though it will be
covered with paper. It only needs the primer and it doesn't have to be a
perfect coat. Your paper will stick to the metal better with the primer
cookie sheet: Sand the edges of the cookie sheet
lightly to give a distressed look. Brush off any paint dust from sanding.
background (2 sheets of paper):Use
a corner rounder to round the top two corners of one piece of paper and the
bottom two corners of the other piece of paper.
Use a get glue
(i.e. Fabri-tac), glue down the vintage snowflake papers, being sure to
adhere as close to the edge of the cookie sheet as possible. Rub the paper
down so that the glue underneath disperses evenly.
Glue down the paper making sure the paper is
centered (so the space above and below are even).
calendar paper in the middle of the red paper and adhere down. Glue two
strips of white ric-rac on the border of the red and green paper.
for the title. Distress edges for a vintage look.
Attach a wire
hanger: Use your Instant Setter to punch two holes evenly apart on
the outer edges of the cookie sheet. Thread a wire through, wrapping the ends
up and around, trim any excess with wire cutters.
Get a head start on your Black Friday shopping.
Buy the Slice Cordless 3-in-1 Digital Designer for $50 off. This is a online only special not sold in stores.
With this offer you will receive the Slice Cordless 3-in-1 Digital Designer,
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This special will only last until December 2, 2009.
Making Memories’ will be teaching classes at CKC
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Roxanne Olsen - a Making Memories Facebook fan - created this beautiful Christmas Canvas wall decoration. December is only about one week away, so it is a good time to start thinking about your holiday decorations.
Using the eyelets that are used in framing, I was able to
screw them into the canvas frame by hand. I measured where I wanted them to go,
and then marked each canvas to be identical. It helped so that they hang
straight. I also added a jump ring to each of them. At the very end I connected
all 3 canvases with a double sided clear glass link (you can find this in the
jewelry section at a craft store).
I typed out a Christmas poem using Adobe PSE7, then printed
it out on kraft cardstock. The bottom of each piece was cut with an edge punch.
Each canvas was decorated uniquely. One technique I used
several times was to cut the patterned paper and some kraft paper the same
size, sewed the edges on my sewing machine and then distressed the edges with Making Memories'
Edge Distresser and ink. The second layer of cardstock added depth as well.
The last few days have been really exciting here at Making Memories. Some of our design team members were able to come and visit us at our offices in Utah. We had a lot of fun eating yummy dinners, training, and building friendships. It was great to have them here.
AND we have other exciting news. We are so happy that Wilna made the Two Peas Digital Creative Team. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Thanksgiving is in one week from today. Here is Cindy's last idea for Thanksgiving gifts to give to your loved ones.
To create these cute bags trim and adhere floral pattern paper and leaf
journaling die-cut to paper bag. Add ribbon trim to hide the seams.
Use the Slice to cut a 2" leave and embellish die-cut shape with metal rim tag with leaf
die-cut and metal embellishment. Pop-dot off gift bag. For the tag, repeat same process, but cut die-cut out at 3" using cardstock
and adding pattern paper to metal rim tag. Adorn with ribbon.