Monday, November 16, 2009

My Magnetic Advent Calendar

I hope you are subscribed to the ScrapMatters newsletter, because the November issue just went out, and it's featuring my tutorial for a hybrid magnetic advent calendar! :D
I'm SO excited about this project, for many reasons: when I saw this advent calendar idea in the galleries last year, in December, it was too late for me to make my own calendar. But I planned accordingly, and throughout the following months I've been gathering all the necessary supplies ($1 cookie sheets, $1 star glittery stickers, ribbon, buttons, etc.) and when inspiration finally struck me last month (I didn't quite feel like using Christmas products before then! ;) ), I was ready, and completed it in under a week (just a few hours' work in fact). I'm also really happy because I made two calendars (one for me and one for my mom) and finished them right in time for my husband to bring my mom's calendar to her when he flew out to see her.
Now, I really cannot wait for November to be over, so I can hang up my calendar and start using it! ;)
Besides, this was the first time I used magnetic paper, and I absolutely love it!
Anyway, here's what my calendar looks like:



Here's the full view (sorry for the ugly picture, I have to retake it but have been too lazy..):



and here's the digital version of the numbers:

Credits:
1 - Hustle and Bustle by Britt-ish Designs
2 - Tinsel Town by GG Digital Designs and Megan Turnidge and Plastickle Me alpha by Britt-ish Designs
3 - Hustle and Bustle by Britt-ish Designs and School Days Plastic Alpha freebie by Purple Tulip Designs
4 - White Christmas by Britt-ish Designs and alpha from Totally Buggin' by Britt-ish Designs and Mira Designs
5 - Hustle and Bustle by Britt-ish Designs and Family Ties by Jeni Hopewell
6 - Hustle and Bustle and Label Tape Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
7 - Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
8 - Christmas Time by Dirty Feet Designs, White Christmas and Enchantment Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
9 - Holiday Cheer by wm [squared] designs and Alphabetical by Britt-ish Designs
10 - Holiday Cheer and Holiday Cheer Bonus Alpha by wm [squared] designs
11 - Tinsel Town by GG Digital Designs and Megan Turnidge and Mini Glitz Alpha Pack by Plum Dumpling Designs
12 - Christmas Time by Dirty Feet Designs and Land of Fantasy by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio
13 - Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
14 - Holiday Cheer by wm [squared] designs and Fairchild by Britt-ish Designs
15 - White Christmas and Bing Crosby Christmas Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
16 - Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
17 - White Christmas and Bead-aholic alpha by Britt-ish Designs
18 - Holiday Cheer by wm [squared] designs and A Perfect Picnic collab by the ScrapMatters Design Team
19 - Christmas Time by Dirty Feet Designs and Jackpot by Britt-ish Designs
20 - Hustle and Bustle and alpha from Independent by Britt-ish Designs
21 - Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs and Razzle Dazzle Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
22 - Tinsel Town by GG Digital Designs and Megan Turnidge
23 - Christmas Time by Dirty Feet Designs and All Stitched Up Alpha by Chelle's Creations
24 - Christmas Time by Dirty Feet Designs and Mini Glitz Alpha Pack by Plum Dumpling
25 - magnet from my grandma


I did it using entirely ScrapMatters products, because I really love SM! :)

1 comment:

Heather said...

This calendar looks fantastic!