Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Verve Project Challenge - Advent Calendar

Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by Jennifer's Sweet Designs! :) I don't know about you but I seriously can not believe that Christmas is only 23 days away! To bring me back to reality, I created this fun advent calendar for the Verve Project Challenge. I created this fun calendar on a small cookie sheet that I got at my local Dollar Tree. The cookie sheet measures 13.2 “ X 9.2 “. To personalize our calendar, I added our family name on the top using a fun font on the computer. This font is called Curlz MT.
Since the cookie sheet was longer then my standard 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, I had to camouflage the seam by covering it up with some fun layers. The background of the calendar was stamped and embossed using the Snowflake Splendor stamp set. All of the dates were made using the square scalloped Nestabilities and layered with piece of chocolate chip cardstock. Numbers were created using my Playground font by Sizzix. (You all know how much I LOVE my Sizzix stuff) :)
What would Christmas be without glitter? Once the calendar was put together, I used the Martha Stewart snow glitter all over my project along with the fun layers on the bottom of the calendar.
Since our family is full of December Birthdays, I used my Birthday Surprise stamp set and embossed a few presents to mark all of the Birthdays in December. The snowman was stamped twice using the Snow Wonderful stamp set. To make our calendar interactive, all of the images have a piece of magnet on the back. My calendar was a blast to make and you too can create something so fun and something you will cherish for years to come! I know my children will have fun each morning moving us a day closer to the best time of year!

Before I go I would like to announce the winner for my Card Giveaway. Congratulations to Nancy from Nancy's Stuff. To see Nancy's card, please click here. Please email me your addy so I can get your card out to you along with some fun ribbon. jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net

Don't forget to sign up for my Christmas Card Giveaway, you only have 3 more day's to win a homemade card along with a little something special just from me for the holidays! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs to all,

18 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

Jennifer, this is the the sweetest project! I have been meaning to get one of these done, but don't seem to be able to get my schtuff together

Have a wonderful Day!

Trinka said...

Love this...the colors are awesome. Beautiful job!

Tiffany said...

This is adorable and so creative! Great job with the challenge. I just love your blog!!!

Have a great day! Tiffany

Cindy Haffner said...

what fun Jen, hope you have a great week.

Allison said...

This is so beautiful. I love the snow glitter all over it! I wish I had thought to make something similar!

Jackie Pedro said...

Holy cow....this is fantastic, Jen!! GREAT project...I just love it!!

Debby said...

What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to make one. TFS :-)

Nancy Riley said...

Jennifer, your advent calender is AMAZING! So creative and festive!

Suzy Tyler said...

Jennifer, I love love love this project. You're ingenious!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun project Jennifer! and such a lot of work! Love the little magnets that go on each day for the countdown!!

Joanne said...

Oh Jennifer, this is so cool! What an amazing project...

Dawn Easton said...

Super cute project Jennifer!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so awesome Jennifer!! Love it!!

Riley said...

This is adorable!!!

Janna said...

What a fantastic idea!! I hope you don't mind me casing it! I just love this and you did it so well! Great job!

Smiles,

Janna

Lynda said...

I LOVE this Jen! OMG, you totally kicked butt on this one! I love the snow on the dates, the little gifts and the darling snowman ~ GREAT job girlfriend!

Kathryn said...

OH -- I LOVE THIS SOOOOO MUCH!
I am so going to have to "case" this idea for my children-- so wonderful and so adorable!!

TFS!! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I absolutely love this project and have had it in my favorites for several weeks! All the snow is just gorgeous. You're amazing Jennifer! :)