Monday, December 2, 2013

MCT 5 Days of Christmas - Day 1

Hello, and welcome to our "5" Days of Christmas!  This week we will be sharing lots of Christmas ideas, such as cards, layouts, home decor, 3D items, and whatever else comes to mind that will let YOU get your juices flowing for the holiday!  There will be a giveaway each day, and the winner will be announced the following day!  You will see the different prizes each day on Emma's blog HERE!  I hope we all inspire you this week!


For my project today, I have a fun Advent calendar that I made with a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I just love how it turned out, and it will definitely be a decoration in my house for years to come.  However, I just have to warn you, if you decide to make one, that it takes a LOT of cardstock!  


I designed an internal offset layer for each of the drawers so that I could have a patterned paper layer, using Echo Park's Season's Greetings.  Each drawer has numbers that I cut from the number dies that are included in MCT's Stitched 4x6 Journal Die.   I also used some pretty brads made by Recollections.  For this section, I have a snowman made with the All Around Holiday Dies, a little postmark made from Postcard Add-Ons and stamped on a circle from Build a Banner Kit, a shopping bag from Classy Girl Accessories, and a postage stamp from Postcard Add-Ons.


Here I used a little star button from Stitched Button Dies and mittens from Classy Girl Accessories.  I wanted to add an ornament from Warm Holiday Fun, but they were too big.  Instead I took the ornament hanger from that set, but made my ornament with the stitched circle from Build a Banner Kit.  The little "Joy" tag was made with Chunky Jar Accessories.


The tree is from All Around Holidays, "Noel" is from Postcard Add-Ons, the bell is from Warm Holiday Fun, and I paper pieced the coffee mug from You Are Perk-fect!


Here I have a flower from Stitched Button Dies, a heart from Stitched Layering Hearts, a cocktail pick from Stitched Cocktail Party, and a key from Chunky Jar Accessories.


The present is from All Around Holiday, and the Santa hat is from Classy Girl Accessories.  I made another key from Chunky Jar Accessories, and Santa's boot was made with the Stitched Boot Dies.


Here's another little button (a heart) from Stitched Button Dies, a bell from All Around Holiday, the dog from Classy Girl & Furbaby, and a butterfly from Chunky Jar Accessories.  


The topper is part of the tree cut, but I added the numbers.

 

Here's a peek inside.  The fun thing about this Advent calendar is that the boxes get progressively larger, so Eric is in for bigger treats as the days go by!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have in store for you!

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47 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so awesome you should enter this into the Christmas tree challenge over at www.decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com

Joan Smith said...

Oh Katie you tree is amazing and so beautiful. WOWZERS~~~ You really outdid yourself here!! I really and truly love it. I am in awe of what you did with all of Miss Emma's goodies. WOWIE WOW!!!

Katico67 said...

oh my goodness! What an awesome idea!!

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Outstanding job on this tree event calender! I'm in aw over all the little details you put on each drawer,some of those pieces are so tiny. Truly an inspiration on show casing Emma's products on this project!

Holiday hugs,
Debbie

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CraftyinMontana said...

I keep looking for great advent calendar ideas and this one is wonderful. I may have to give this one a try and set up for next year. TFS

snappy scrappy said...

This is so gorgeous...I had to have this file as soon as I saw it on the Silhouette site!!!

alethea said...

OMG this is absolutely amazing! I love it!! TFS! Hugsxx

Northern Girl Crafts said...

Your advent calendar is fabulous! TFS!

Amy said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! I am blown away Katie! What a fantastic Advent calendar!! I love how you used a ton of Emma's dies/stamps for the accents~they were the perfect addition to your already amazing calendar! Great job!!
Amy

Cynthia Clark said...

OhMyGoodness! How long did this take? You're very ambitious! Amazing job!

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CathyinMN said...

Wonderful project! You did a great job on it; it must have taken a long time to complete. TFS!

Scrappin with the bug said...

WOWZERS!!!! Love this tree what a great advent calendar. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

jessica said...

This is incredible!!!! WOWZERS I just LOVE this Katie!!!!
Thanks for sharing and for the amazing inspiration!

Tina said...

WOW! this is AWSOME! What a piece of work. Love this
Tina

Gaylynn said...

Miss Katie..... This is AMAZING. I love all of it and the detail you put into this. Beautiful.

cm said...

THUD! Jaw-dropping amazing! What a fabulous Advent tree...gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! You and MCT = magic!
c

VICTORIA said...

Katie !!!!!! This is so awesome I love this :)
wonderful job on it
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Gerda said...

WOW This is fantastic!!!!!! I just love your Advent calendar tree!!!!
Have a wonderful day.
Gerda

Angel Johns said...

Wow, Wow and did I mention WOW! This is amazing. It looks like a lot of work but totally worth it. Thanks for sharing. Headed to the Silhouette Store right now!

Cheryl Fricker said...

Holy smokes Katie, you did an awesome job creating your advent calendar. I'm guessing that you won't be mass producing too many more. Looks like a lot of work, but well worth it.

Crafty Moni said...

Your tree calendar is adorable! Love all the MCT goodies you used:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

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Alvina said...

OMG!! What a beautiful Christmas Tree, you did a great job, thanks for sharing.

CA Scrapper said...

WOW!! That tree is gorgeous. You have outdone yourself!!

Leslie
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Jeri said...

HOLY COW this turned out truly amazing. I got this Silhouette file last year and haven't been brave enough to try it yet. You've inspired me. If I try it out now maybe I can have it perfected for next year to give to my grandson. Needless to say this file is quite intimidating to me. I haven't perfected all my Silhouette skills yet. LOL
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Lori Hefner said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE all the detail you put into this!! Amazing creativity! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Creative M said...

Fabulous & AMAZING!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Kim's Kreations said...

WOW! this is awesome. So much detail. All your hard work was definetly worth it. ogdenoll2gmail.com

Sue D said...

I like how you decorated this Advent tree.
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jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow! This is great! You went all out and this is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Oh how cute, so detailed, gr8t job!

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Sue said...

This is way too cute. What an awesome advent project.

TFS
Sue
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Shelly said...

WOW!!! This is OUTSTANDING!!! Look at ALL those details...AMAZING!!

Happy Monday!
Shelly

Mindy said...

How cool is this, love it

Lisa said...

wow this is beautiful and amazing! I love this and think you did incredible.

D- said...

Your advent tree is wonderful. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Jackie B said...

OMG! Your advent tree is really amazing. The work that you put in this really paid off. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie K. said...

Holy smokes....love your tree!!! This is AMAZING~your details are incredible!
Sherrie K
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Mimi said...

Shut the front door girl! That is awesome! Wow, I can't even imagine how long it took you but I love it!

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Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute!! I love love this tree! I need to make one of these for our house. You did great!!

Jen Naus said...

Wow, cute advent calendar!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! OMG ~ there really isn't enough words in the dictionary for this ~ there really isn't! I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this and I cant wait for you to send it to me! LOL!! I LVOE al the details even the one you added yourself! BEAUTIFUL, GORGOEOUS and beyond FABULOUS!!!

Kristi said...

Wow! This is amazing. Love the shape of the tree. That is a lot of little embellishments.
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UnikByYes said...

Stunning idea Katie! TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O
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Charity C said...

HOLY CATFISH THIS IS AMAZING! LOVE IT! bizarrecreativity@gmail.com
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Jennifer said...

Wow, Katie!

Your advent calendar is phenomenal!!! ;) How long did that take you?! I love all the dies & paper piecing using Emma's great products!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
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quilt4fun2 said...

I bet this did take a lot of paper but so worth it as you will have it a long time. It looks very sturdy and it is beautiful. That Eric is one lucky boy to have you for a crafty Mom :D Super job!
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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Katie this is so cute. I've seen this file on Silhouette and I've put it in and out my cart so many times. Oh how I love what you did with this cut, MCT stamps and dies. AWESOME JOB!!