Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hello December 2016 Advent Calendar

Hello December 2016 Stampin' Up!
Hello December 2016 Stampin' Up!
I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. I just got home from an amazing Holiday Catalog rollout extravaganza where we made 16 holiday cards with 4 stamp sets. I had so much fun! If you live local and want to see the projects we stamped I would love to meet for coffee to show you. There is still plenty of time for holiday card making.

Part of the afternoon includes a challenge to bring a display board to share. I love challenges! It is always wonderful to see what everyone designs and how our styles are different. Well, I happened to receive my Stampin' Success magazine within the past week and a project in that magazine caught my eye and I knew I had to copy it for my challenge project. Luckily I had already had most of the products on hand. Stampin' Success is a magazine sent to every Stampin' Up! demonstrator quarterly with project ideas and business tips. If you join my stamping team it is one of the perks you would receive.

So, a little about my advent calendar. It features the 2016 Hello December card collection & accessory pack. The card collection features 71 cards in two sizes 4x6 and 3x4. The accessory pack features a stamp set, 20 2x2 cards, 7 acetate specialty cards, lots of stickers, tree wood shapes, thread, paper clips, and washi tape. I kept my project simple and only used a few additional products - circle punch, gold binder clips, and clothespins (on sale in the clearance rack!). You could put the cards into pockets or cello bags to add a treat or small gift if you want to keep the advent calendar up for the month of December. I made this project for a display and I am going to put into an album so I did not add the pockets or cello bags. I had made the chicken wire frame awhile ago.

I do have a little confession I need to tell you as you might notice on some of my cards they have a kraft polka dot background. Well, I had started working on another project a few weeks ago. I had adhered all 31 of my beautiful red foil date stickers to the december cards in the kit alternating between kraft & white. Well, in order to use those numbers for this project I had to deconstruct my cards by punching the numbers out with a circle punch. So I now have 25 cards with holes in the middle of them! I thought you might like to see them:

I am holding memory keeping workshops if you are interested in learning more let me know. I am excited to teach you how to get those photos off your phone and computer or out of boxes and into albums to preserve them for years to come. I know I myself am guilty of having lots of family photos on my phone and in boxes as well. So we can go on a memory keeping journey together.

I have linked the products I used on this project below. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you are inspired to check out our memory keeping products and get started today preserving your every day moments and special events.

Happy Stampin',

Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection, Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack, 1 1/4 Circle punch, Gold binder clips, Clothespins, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse Adhesive

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