Friday, November 30, 2007

Advent calendar

With the holidaze coming up, I thought I'd make a quick advent calendar. This is the finished calendar, which ended up being four pages on 8.5"x11" size cardstock.

I started with some shipping tags and decorative papers cut to make pockets.

Then I trimmed the pocket paper with decorative scissors for a fun little border.

Here's what they begin to look like grouped. I tried staples, but I didn't like how they looked and just went with tape.

Small tags with ribbon on top will be the surprise seen each day. I'm still not sure what to write, exactly, but since there's no real room for candy, I might just stamp or draw a piece of candy for the boy. Or it might be a promise to play a certain game or go to a certain place or have ice cream. Or something.

Each pocket is stamped with a number. 24 leading up to xmas.

And here is the finished bit, the pockets attached to black cardstock with snowflake brads and tied together with a ribbon. I still need to figure out where to hang it.

Next year, I want to make little stockings out of felt or cotton or linen so that candies or trinkets can be put inside the calendar.

Friday, November 16, 2007


The etsy plush street team is getting together to form the words out of plushies. Here's my contribution.

Plushteam star

This was try #2. The first one just looked funny, so I redid it. Go figure.