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Sunday, December 5, 2010

And on 4th Day of Christmas there was "The Advent Calendar"...by Sam and Heather

both Aussie and American style.. But much the same. LOL!!!

Hey y'all this is Heather from the Imaginisce DT and Sam Hauzer and I (Heather Carpenter) are here for your blogging pleasure today. On the 4th day of Christmas we are showing you two different, but very similar versions of an Advent Calendar.

We both choose to use the Kaiser Craft Advent calender to alter with the awesome Cottage Christmas collection from Imaginisce.

So here is mine.




Did you notice that I used the I-top punches for the Christmas tree brances?

I have to say, I love how this calendar turned out, but it was a bit of work. If you check out my blog I will show you a tutorial on how I did mine.

And here is Sam's version of the Advent Calendar:

In our house, Christmas is a month long celebration, and it all starts with the advent calendar! I have been hoarding this Kaisercraft Advent Calendar for a while, and then when I saw the Cottage Christmas collection, I just knew I had the right papers to put it together!




If you like the Cottage Christmas collection that Sam and I used on our Advent calendars then leave a comment on this post and on mine and Sam's blog and you will be entered to win an ENTIRE COTTAGE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION from Imaginisce.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by again tomorrow. After all it is the season of giving......

154 comments:

Carla Clark said...

Love them both! Great work!

beadz said...

I love these advent boxes - so fun!
hugs,
Gini

JennyKozar said...

I love them both! Thanks for showcasing these and sharing the wonderful ideas!

Lori said...

I love these advent boxes...I've loved advent calendars since I was a little girl and my great grandmother would buy my sister and I advents every year. Such fond memories.

Ana said...

I love these advent boxes, so adorable!

Kisses

Brigitte said...

SUch lovely paper and projects!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Cindylu2u said...

Wow, both advent calendars are awesome!! The Cottage Chrismas Collection is so pretty!! Thanks
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Kathy said...

I love both of these beautiful advent calendars! And I love the Christmas Cottage collection! Thanks for sharing!

Ana said...

I put on my sidebar the I-top blog widget. How I do to win?

Kisses

mommyof5kidz said...

BOTH of your versions of the Advent are gorgeous! Thank you both for sharing!!! It makes me want to do one now! LOL

Jocelyne said...

These are great advent calendars!! I love the colors, flowers and ornaments that were made. great!

Cathy said...

Both these advent calendars are beautiful, they really show off the papers. Sam I really like the look of those pinwheels...I have to give these a try . Thanks for the inspiration.
Cathy S

Court said...

I LOVE these advent calendars! I will have to look up that template for it! Thanks for sharing! :)

tonny said...

Love the adventboxes and the christmas cottage collection is fabulous

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...they are both gorgeous! Beautiful job

Glynis said...

You ladies did a fantastic job! I love how different the two projects are using that adorable Cottage Christmas line. Thanks for sharing :O)

Thebug415 said...

I just love these Advent boxes. I did one this year too, and used the Imaginisce papers!

Nadia's World said...

This is an awesome advent calendar! I too love all the colors that you chose. Amazing job!!

TFS!!

NIcole
niclax13@gmail.com

Colleen said...

Love the advent boxes, so very cute.

Kirsten Moran said...

Really cute!

Denise said...

Are you kidding? The paper you used is BEAUTIFUL! You made such a gorgeous advent calendar. It's amazing.

Manhattan Mandie said...

LOVE these countdown calenders! They both turned out so beautiful!

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous advents, I'll have to try one of these for next year

pdrnc said...

Both advent calendars are absolutely gorgeous. I'm definitely inspired to do one.

Deb Long said...

These are both fantastic - thanks for the inspiration!!!

About Us! said...

Two very adorable projects today. I like the Christmas tree one, but I like the accordian flowers of the other one, and all the bling and detail of them both. Thanks for inspiring me.
Blessings, Cheryl
crosano at aol dot com

Arjanne said...

Love both the calendars!

scrapstampcrazy said...

They're beautiful and the collection is lovely

aud1inok said...

Great job on the calendars. They are beautiful!

Sophia said...

Two very awesome projects, love them ladies...♥

scrappymama said...

awesome job! they are both beautiful!

ruth said...

Super cute advent calendars!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Wow, both advent calendars are awesome!
rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Mary Pat Siehl said...

fantastic work--i love the calendars!

perezmom said...

I love them both - the i-top for the branches of the Christmas tree is brilliant!

-Kristin

Catherine Schroeder said...

Excellent job! Both are fantastic! Love that you featured pictures and the other features the pinwheels! :D

Jean said...

Such cute calendars! Great designs.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Brett said...

Good work! I love them both!

Pixichick said...

These are such great projects. Love them both.

Karen L said...

These are awesome and i especially like the handmade flowers on the last one, a technique that can be used all year around!

LisaM said...

These are both adorable!

joni said...

Beautiful advent calendars!!! They really look spectacular with the Cottage Christmas collection! Such a pretty line of papers!! Thanks!
Hugs,
Joni

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

Beautiful advent calendars...absolutely love Cottage Christmas collection!!! TFS!

Brittney said...

Great advant calendars, ladies!

Micia said...

LOVE ALL YOUR IDEAS!! Emma over @ My Creative Time sent me.. Love this blog :)


Micia
Yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Μυρτώ said...

Great advent calendars! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lesabe said...

I love the advent calenders =) Such a creative way to celebrate the Christmas season =)

Bobbi said...

Beautiful job. I have been searching for this calendar but everyone is out of it. TFS

Dawn said...

Fantastic job ladies, these are beautiful!
Now I just have to see if I can find this calendar.
Thanks for the inspiration.

sucor said...

Beautiful advent calendars! Awesome job! Love the Christmas Cottage collection! Thanks for sharing!
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

aussiescrapper said...

What stunning advent calendars, and nice to see them from opposite ends of the world. Off to the girls blogs. Melxx

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

beautiful!! we just started one this year for our 6yr old austic lil guy who ponders the thought of what the next day brings as well as how many more days till.... This helps him see a way into the days.. I could only hope for my no# to be picked :)
parkernana5 @cox.net

csparky61 said...

How cute, the boxes are good size for treats too. How do you make the medallions? I would love to learn.Thanks for sharing you creativity and inspiring my imagination.

Miss Kathy said...

Nice advent calendars. Love the pleated flower medallions.

nadine said...

Loved both of these advent calendars. Everything made with Christmas Cottage can't help but be awesome.

Denise said...

Love it! Great projects!
DeniseB

Darla said...

Loved both of these great projects! FUN!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great advent projects!!!

Kim said...

Both of those are so adorable and I especially liked visiting both their blogs.

Reneeleeak said...

What great ideas. The papers go really well together.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are great calenders!

joybear said...

These are both adorable!!!

My Crafting Time said...

I love both of them. Awesome job. TFS

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Lisa said...

Both advent calenders are just so awesome. I love the Christmas Cottage collection. Thank you so much for sharing.
Lisa
honeybearz2002@yahoo.com

Stampleigh said...

Cute calendar! LOVE this collection!

Leigh

Cynthia B. said...

Heather, love how you used your iTop for the tree - so creative! And Sam's calendar is lovely too - the rosettes are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing your cute projects with us. :)

Melanie said...

Awesome advent calendars!

Melissa D. said...

I love your calendars! I knew I should have picked one of those up when I had the opportunity! Great work!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love both of these. How creative. TFS.

Kimberli said...

I love them both, such a fun project!! The Cottage Christmas paper is adorable!! Now off to see how to make these on your blogs!!

Sandra said...

very cute! Love the paper.
Sandra

Michelle said...

I love the calenders and the paper. Very cute.

Nitasha said...

love your advent calendars! I so wish I would have made one this year because my son keeps asking how many days until Christmas!

CraftyGirl said...

Both of these Advent calendars are darling! This is such an adorable line of papers... so full of fun Christmas spirit!!
Barb :)

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

A great example of how versatile the Imaginisce papers are!

Sarah said...

omgosh! such cute projects!

AmyJRockstar said...

Totally digging the line and both projects! So very cute!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

What a great advent calendar!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

cindy said...

Adorable. Love the Gnome and friend on the first one and the hanging ornaments on the second. Great job ladies. Have a fabulous CHristmas season.

paperpapier said...

awesome advent calendar!

Josie0602 said...

Love this project! The paper is beautiful!!

http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

Pammejo said...

Love the advent calender

Stephanie said...

These advent calendars are great!!

Kelly Massman said...

Love them both!

Ann said...

What you've done with these advent calendars is amazing!

Lindy said...

Beautiful advent calendars! TFS :)

Steff said...

I have always wanted to make one of these! Both of you have given some great inspiration! Thanks!

pattyb said...

Every year I want to make one of these. These two are beautiful!

stephanie said...

These are both wonderful Advent calendars. Great job.

bakscrap said...

Advent calendars seem to be everywhere this year. Maybe I will have to make one!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

That advent calender is so cute.

{VICKI} said...

I left comments on both blogs and now here too!

TFS

MommaMcVic said...

Great project love the layering and colors
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

owlbeescrappin said...

Stunning! I absolutely love them! I really need that more of that paper to make one now!

Happy Holidays!
~Angel

scrapperbecka said...

Love the calendar it is beautiful!

just me and z said...

aww i love advent calendars! so cute!!!
thanks for sharing!

rachael said...

these are the cutest!!! thanks for sharing you talents. love them!!!

Ava said...

I love both of these!!! Nice job!

Katy Young said...

Love the advent calendars! They look amazing!

-jen said...

Love! I need this! :)

connie said...

I love both advent calendars.

Hollyk said...
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Hollyk said...

beautiful calendars.

Raven B said...

WOW these are seriously fabulous! I'll act like a parent and not pick favorites buttttt they are so cute!!!
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Gordon said...

Wow. Love those calendars. So beautiful and reflective of the hopeful season.

Sherri said...

Both calendars are spectacular. Great job. TFS and for the chance to win a wonderful prize.

HeidiK said...

LOVE the calendars! Thanks for sharing!

GreenScrap said...

I love that!!!! So cute both of them!! I just got my I top and I want to use it!! But I have too many ideas in my head!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

fairey101 said...

I love both of them. Such different takes.

Tracy Pea said...

Beautiful calendars!

tampatha said...

Oh wow! I just love how these look! Fantastic! A perfect holiday project to do!
-Tammy

Amy said...

So cute! Love them both. That Kaiser Craft calander is great.

Tabitha said...

Very cute ideas. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Brooke said...

so cute

Chris C said...

I love the two takes on the same item - just goes to show how we can make things our own.
thanks for sharing.

LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Jessica said...

Fabulous inspiration, thanks so much for all of the wonderful project ideas!

Gwendolyn said...

Both so great! thanks for the change to win!

Hugs Gwendolyn

Diane S. said...

Love the advent calendar!! I am following every day-yippee!!

Jodi said...

I love advent calendars! Thank you for some great ideas on how to make them!

claudia said...

Both advent calendars are adorable! Thanks for sharing your talents, and giving the rest of us a spark of creativity!

Carol said...

Such cute Advent calendars!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

CuteCuteWorld said...

cute! love em both
jordan
jordanoo@live.ca

Erika said...

Fabulous job ladies!!

purple layers said...

i like that i would do that but i dont have any spase at all

Kathy said...

Very cute advent calendars, both of you! Not enough time for me to complete it this year, but into my project bin it goes for 2011! Thanks for sharing!

stefeni said...

Beautiful advent calendars! Love the little drawers.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

About me said...

Love them both!Thanks for sharing.

doverdi said...

Great job! They are both fabulous. I have one waiting to be done but it's doubtful it'll happen this year. TFS!

laterg8r said...

both of these are divine, must get this xmas line :D

Jamie said...

awesome awesome projects! they are both great!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing all these projects.

b.c. Gurl said...

how great that two people can use the same products and come up with two unique projects! love it!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Both are really nicely done, great job! Thanks for sharing :)

dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

pebblesjns said...

I love how you used the same materials and took 2 completely different altering ideas! They are both great advent calendars!

Pamk said...

wonderful calenders both of them.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

PamS said...

Both of those advent calendars were gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the projects.

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet advent and a great reminder that I still need to decorate ours for my boys :)

Samantha T. said...

Beautiful projects! Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

AWESOME! Loving the 12 Days of Christmas projects!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa W said...

I love both of your advent calendars. One of these days I'm going to try to make those paper flowers with the i-top brad.

Wendy Crowe said...

Love both calendars! So many details! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lori C. said...

This is so amazing! I can't believe all of the details!!!

My Serendipity said...

I just love these projects! You ladies did an awesome job! I have commented on both blogs..thank you for the tutorials :)
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

CAstangs said...

Really cute project!

Pam said...

Love both calendars !!!

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

love those!

Snips and Snails said...

I love both of these advent calendars!

Bev said...

these advent calendars are amazing and so beautiful.. thanks for sharing..and happy holiday

ellen s. said...

oh that advent calendar is classy and gorgeous!

Memories Forever After said...

Oh I just love both of these advent calendars...thanks again for sharing :-)

Wirg's Creative World said...

This cottage collection is gorgeous. Hmmm thanks for all the wonderful ideas

Ann said...

beautiful work - love how you used the i-top punch for the tree.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful collection!

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