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Saturday, 19 November 2011

New for 2011...

...a new advent calendar.

Okay, so from the mess on the desk it probably doesn't look very much like an advent calendar but...
...I am getting there.

Pauline took part one of the advent calendar class today (Friday) and for a 2hr class we certainly had our work cut out for us. The boxes were cut for us using Spellbinders dies and the Grand Calibre...this was done to speed things up a bit as there really is a lot involved.
24 boxes with lids had to be folded and creased in all the right places and then half of them had to be 'distressed' - I used Ranger Distress ink pad 'antique linen'. All the lids had to have a sentiment stamped on top - for this I used 'vintage photo'.
This is the first completed box (I've since added some stickles). All the bottom parts of the boxes had to be stamped with a selection of Christmas images. Pauline set some 'homework' to be completed before part two of this class next week...to colour and decorate the boxes (if we wished) but all the boxes must be constructed by next lesson. For most of the ladies this means a week to get things done - for me, I have to have everything ready for Monday as that was the day that I could get off work. One busy weekend coming up.
The distressed lids didn't look quite right so I've added a second colour to the edges - 'old paper'.

I've coloured, I've stickled and I've DST'd all the tabs. In part two we make a large box to hold the small boxes so I'll show you the pics when it is all done..........................................

10 comments:

Splashbunny said...

Good luck hun, it does look like you've got your work all cut out for you, lol! sorry poor pun but made me laugh. Looking forward to see what the end resuld will be,
hugs
Zeexxx

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow Toni this looks so cool! I love that first box it's beautiful! Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all done!

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor well done - I'm traditionally really bad at the homework part - kudos to you!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So pretty! I´m going to Turbo Craft in December. :D

Claireliz said...

That looks like it will be wonderful when it's all completed.
C xx

sixofone said...

Toni, this looks amazing. I'm sure it'll be perfectly spectacular

Virginia said...

Wow Toni there's some serious dedication going on with those at the moment, I'm fighting with one to alter at the minute but without a scrapping table so it's proving testing!

Sue said...

They look like they will be beautiful!!

Dan said...

I'm sure this is going to be amazing when it's finished! Thank goodness those boxes were die cut though, imagine if you'd had to cut them all by hand! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

What a cool project, now I can't wait to see the finished results! are they going to be stacked? hum... you really have me wondering!
hugs Lynn