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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Advent Calendar Tutorial With PINKY and a GIVEAWAY!

Good morning my Imaginisce friends,
it is me Pinky with a step by step tutorial for my HOG THE BLOG day!

I really wanted to make a video but with a project so large
I decided a step by step tutorial would be much more affective.
This advent calendar will easily hold small candies, tags, or photos.
I am going to use this for photos, I have printed up 24 photos in
1X2 size for my boys and every day they will pull out another photo
and we can reminisce about the past year ending up on the last few days of
Christmas 2010.

I just thought it would be a great way to create family time every day.
We have several advent calendars in our home and this will make
another great treasure hunt! The entire project was made with
Glue Arts Glue, tulle, and some glitter glue.


Step 1
Cut 24 2 1/4" X 3" from Peppermint Stick paper
for the pockets, cut 6 12"X 1" strips


Step 2
Punch or use your die cut machine to create 24 1 3/4" labels


Step 3
On each die cut/punch stamp the numbers (or use chipboard) 1-24.


Step 4
Adhere strips to front of "pocket" and carefully trim off excess.
Be extra careful to lay pockets side by side to keep all striped even.


Step 5
Using Imaginisce Colored Foam Tape, add 2 tape dots in the middle of each strip.


Step 6
Carefully adhere each die cut.


Step 7
Using red glitter glue, trim out each die cut/punch, set aside to dry.
Without the glitter glue these sort of blend in.


Step 8
Here I laid out the pockets to get a general idea of where the would lay.


Step 9
Place glue strip on both sides and bottom, leaving the top open.
You could also sew or stitch these pockets on, but for this one I used adhesive.


Step 10
Adhere all 4 corners first, this will help you achieve even pockets.


Step 11
Adhere all pockets, here you can see I slipped a little
package of sweet-tarts into the day 1 pocket.


Step 12
Adhere both pieces to foam board or a thick long cardstock,
trim off excess. Punch holes and add tulle.

Fill with tags, notes, candies, or photos and ENJOY your hand made
Christmas Advent Calendar!!

Now to get your holiday started right I have a GIFT from me to YOU.
Last week I picked up an extra D-Stress Tool just for this Hog The Blog
because I love the holidays and love giving!!
Just FOLLOW this blog and leave a comment,
next week a RANDOM winner will be drawn for a brand new
Imaginisce D-Stress tool to help you kick off the holiday crafting season!
If you already have on then it would make an amazing gift for a friend.

Have a wonderful day. I hope you enjoyed my day to
HOG THE BLOG.

********

Don't forget about our giveaway on Friday for posting a comment
on each day of our Blog Hop with Glue Arts.
For more details check our Monday - Wednesday posting this week.

94 comments:

Sammibug said...

Fabulous calendar! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Pammejo said...

Love the advent calendar, I left a comment for your Pinky on your blog, you just rock. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Amy's Designs said...

I'm not a big fan of these advent calendars but this one is super cute. I love it. TFS

Vicki and Don said...

Wow! Love the advent calendar! It is too cute! TFS!

callyannc said...

ooooo! this is so fun and festive! tfs callyann i follow!
callyannc@live.com

Amy E said...

AWESOME tutorial and beautiful calendar!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Gorgeous calendar, thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Neha Jain said...

lovely tutorial

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Oh Thank You! I'm totally going to make this. Thanks for the tutorial. Love how yours turned out. : )

crotheker at gmail dot com

sandyh50 said...

Great project Pinky! You are the best!

paperpapier said...

what a great idea for advent calendar ... love the beautiful pattern paper!

Becky said...

fantastic job! Thank you for the tutorial!

Julie Koets said...

What a great project! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the idea of using photos instead of "treats"!

Kelly Massman said...

Very cute!

thanks for a chance to win!
And, have a GREAT day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Great tutorial with the advent calendar, you always share fun projects.
Fun giveaway also

Wendy Crowe said...

Great tutorial! I'm always looking for different ideas for advent calendars!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

O this is so pretty!! I am making my own advent calendar, just have to get to the store to get christmas paper!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this is fantastic!!! Love your work! :D

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

love the advent calendar
thanks for the chance to win
hugs from Brazil
Rosana

Lamoo12 said...

the calendar turned out great. thanks for the idea.

~Melanie Rozwood

Kristal said...

Great job!

Josie0602 said...

Love your advent calendar!!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Chelle said...

Very cool. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Lucy said...

I'll be on vacation next week, but I had to tell you how fabulous this advent calendar is! Glad you are hogging the blog :)

Drayia said...

Thanks for the instructions, dont have an advent calendar for treats yet this would be wonderful to make.

Auntie Em said...

So cute and it could be decorated to go with any decor or style.
Thanks for sharing! :)

PamS said...

Thank you for the step by step directions. This advent calendar is adorable...I can't wait to make one.

Samantha T. said...

Very fun tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anna said...

Fun fun fun!! Great tutorial!!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Nice tutorial. I am already a follower.

Monique Fox
mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Totally AWESOME! Advent is my favorite time of year! What a cool project. You are so talented, girl! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Jessie G. said...

Great job on the calendar!
Thanks for sharing and giving!

Jessie G
goodjessie at hotmail.com

Samantha said...

Another fabulous "Pinky" project :)
Using photos rather than treats is an inspired, meaningful idea!

{VICKI} said...

Thanks 4 sharing with us today

Angela said...

Oooo.... Would love to win one of these distress tools! They look fabulous!

Miss Cooper said...

Fabulous idea! I will have to get the kiddos involved in this project!

Cyndee K. said...

Love the advent calendar! Super cute!

Kari said...

what a great advent calendar!! So cute.

Monique Liedtke said...

Love your advent calendar!! thanks for the fabulous tut!!

Julie S. said...

Super great advent calender. TFS. Also, thanks for a chance to win.

LuckyStarCreator said...

i follow this blog!

Holly and little people said...

This is just fabulous. It turned out great, and I bet the kids love it too!

Regina Mangum said...

What a fabulous project! Thanks so much for the tutorial -- sweet!

Kerys said...

WOW! What a fantastic calendar! I love it! I will definitely be making one of these! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-)

CheckerBeads said...

love it! thanks for sharing!

Anne

antenucci said...

Great calender! Love your title too, it made me laugh

Miriam Prantner said...

Great tutorial! Way to hog the blog!

April said...

This is such a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win a yummy prize too! ;)
- April W

Kim said...

Great advent calendar! Thank you for the tutorial and chance to win!

ShoppingTamii said...

this is an adorable Advent calendar!!!

Latinacreativa said...

What a cute calendar! I really like the idea of putting little notes in each pocket for a child. Thank you for sharing!-Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogpot.rr.com

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great advent calendar. This would be so fun to make. TFS.

scrapunzel said...

Thanks Pinky! As always that is such a cute idea. I love doing things like that for the grandkids. They love it & look forward to it year after year.

Ange said...

Love your advent calendar, so cute! Thanks for the chance at the Dstress tool, would love to have one. :)

littlen said...

this advent calendar is the best. thanks for the instructions. definitely on my make one list for this year.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

st_mccall said...

I am going to try to make this advent calendar for my grandsons! Thanks for the tutorial, it was awesome! I have wanted a Dstress tool for so long, thanks for the chance to win!

Snips and Snails said...

Great advent calendar! Thanks for sharing.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This calendar is just fabulous. You've given me the courage to make one for my son. Thanks for the inspiration...

Deb said...

your advent calendar is stunning and such a good idea, thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa P said...

Very cool! Love the different ideas for advent calendars I've found on the internnet. This one rocks.

Emily said...

Great calendar! I've added your link to my website's contests page. Thanks!!

Michelle McClure said...

Thanks for the clear tutorial Pinky. What an awesome idea! It looks so festive, but will store easily as it is so flat. I love the photo instead of just chocolate component to the calendar.

sharon g said...

I am always partial to berries, so I LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper you chose. I'm already a blog follower. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Kendra K said...

What a quick, easy, great project!

KellyG said...

Wow that is awesome! Thanks for the step by step tutorial! I am a follower!

Chris D. said...

What a super cute Advent calendar Pinky! Thanks for the tutorial!
cdring@comcast.net

Romy said...

This is amazing! Just a stunning advent calendar, Pinky! Thank you rofr sharing this tutorial!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love this Advent calendar! SUPER FAB! Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

{raisingAlexis} said...

The advent calendar is adorable! Thanks for the project!

Kimberli said...

Great advent calendar, thanks for the tutorial!

Kim H said...

wonderful advent calendar. love the design, great picture tutorial. thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

Trisha said...

What a very creative advent calendar. Great job, Pinky. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lalo said...

Great paper project...My Advent calender with Imaginisce is sitting on my desk right now...waiting to get done :) Thanks for the give away too...such a cool tool I want one :)

TheIrishScrapper said...

Great calendar! I have never tried this but your directions are great. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway! Shannon theirishscrapper2011atgmaildotcom

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sandi B said...

Love your tutorial and the advent calendar too. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome tool.

ajmaluck said...

Love your advent calendar. Great paper choices for it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tiffany Hood said...

Love the paper on this advent calendar. Great job!

glenda said...

Awesome tutorial; Pinky you just rock, girlfriend! Also, thanks for the chance to win!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful calendar! Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

love the advent calendar should make that for the boys! :)

thanks for the chance to win i have been dying for that d'stressing tool!thank u xoxo

Ardilla said...

This is a fab project and the tutorial is great... thank you!!!!!
A big hug!

Tenny Kusuma said...

What a lovely Advent Calender. TFS.

SherriB said...

I really love this Advent calendar! Very pretty and looks easy to make. Thanks for the giveaway chance! Happy Holidays!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

stitchinpixie said...

Thanks for such a detailed tutorial! I'm going to give this calender a try. TFS.

Alwayscharlie said...

This is a cute (and doable) take on the advent calendar. You always have such great things to share!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so much fun and thank you so much for the great step by step with photos! I love when designers do this! Love your work as always!
Lisa

Corina Daily said...

Love your calendar! Thanks for the great instructions!!!

scrapunzel said...

Posting again to say thanks for the chance for the great giveaway.

meredemaison said...

Thanks for sharing how you made your amazing advent calendar! I love your idea for using pictures from last year - so much less costly for the waistline and wallet!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Wow, this is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the tutorial, Love it!!! -Samantha :-)

Denay said...

Wonderful project! My youngest is just old enough to enjoy this; I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa W said...

Love the advent calender. I've been looking for one to make for my teen girls and this would be perfect.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What an awesome project! I'm a follower

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