Monday, July 26, 2010

Christmas in July... Advent Calendar!


I love quiet Sunday afternoons, especially when it's rainy and drizzly.  My hubby took a snooze and the kids disappeared to the basement to play.  What a perfect time for me to jump on Scrapbook Max and get my latest & greatest idea out of my head and into reality!  YAY! 

So... here's a little sneak peak at what I'll be giving my neighbors, kids' teachers, friends and my hubby's co-workers for Christmas this year.  This is obviously just the graphic image, but I'll be printing them up into 12 x 12 glossy prints from Scrapbooks Please ... then will attach holiday wrapped Rolos to each of the ornament bubbles!   I'll personalize it for each family I give it to and while I'm at it, I'll probably personalize one for each of my kiddos (that way there is no fighting over the daily dose of chocolate)!

The project itself was pretty straight forward.  The overall process was very similar to how I created my new recipe cards last week, so hop over and take a look at
that tutorial if you haven't seen it yet.  Probably the more in depth aspect of this project is I used a combination of 5 digital kits.  A piece from here, a piece from there... and I'm very happy with the end result.  I think they'll make great, inexpensive gifts (with a fun personal touch)!

UPDATE:  THIS FILE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP!!
CLICK HERE


Thanks to Just so Scrappy for the kits I used... :)
Holly Jolly, Christmas Cuties, Away in a Manger, Santa Baby & A Pinch of This 

Tatertos & Jello   My Backyard Eden   Craft-O-Maniac  Me & My Insanity

22 comments:

Nesty Girl said...

What a cute idea! I've started making some Christmas gifts this week, too!

I'm visiting from Just Something I Whipped Up Monday. Have a great day!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That is darling. Always looking for a cute countdown for the kids. I love it.
Brooke

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, this is so cute!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good evening!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Christine:) said...

This is so cute, and I love the rolos idea:) You are so talented...doesn't it feel great to get those ideas out in "real" form? :)

Sassy Sites! said...

CUTE!!! I love your blog! Great ideas! Christmas seems like it is right around the corner! Stop by Sassy Sites and say HI! :)

AUDRA said...

SO cute! Love it

I'd love for you to stop by and link up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday, going on now! :)
http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/07/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday_26.html

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

You are very good! That's a great idea and this is adorable!
XO

sportzmom said...

Love this...you are getting my ideas flowing....

The Koffords said...

Oh what a great idea....but wait, are rolos a mars product??? hmmmm

Michelle said...

What a great gift idea! And hats off to you for starting your Christmas crafting so early. I only wish I were that ahead of the game. I know that I'll be frantically sewing for my kids' teachers the night before the last day of school before Christmas break :-).

Randi said...

That might be one of my favorite ideas ever! I'm bookmarking it ... might have to make those for neighbor gifts this year. Thanks for sharing!

jmommy08 said...

Popped over from Anything Related and just love the calendar! What a sweet (and reasonably priced) gift idea for people!

:corinne: said...

Very cute! Festive!

Natasha said...

This is a great idea. I am not too good with scrap-booking but I would love to try this for Christmas. Thanks for this!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Cute Tree! I'm a sucker for advent calendars, and I especially love those shaped as a tree, since that is what I grew up with. Congrats on being on of my Christmas in July party winners!

Lisa said...

what a cute idea!! i want to make one of these for us and then maybe a few to share!!!

AUDRA said...

Thank you so much for linking up! I still love it!

Leslie said...

I have never heard of this scrapbook max, but I think it is going to be my new best friend! This is such a great idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Love the bold colors and the brightness of it. Cool idea to use Rolos on it too - people love it!
Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this tomorrow.

Holly said...

That is an adorable advent calendar! Love the prints and colors! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple weeks ago...I took a little (unexpected break) but I am back!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Absolutely adorable!!! They're going to make great gifts :D

Aunt Peg said...

I just purchased this adorable advent printable---I can't wait to create these for all of my little friends-thank you!
Amber