12 Days of Crafting Challenge - DAY 1

12 Days of Crafting Challenge - DAY 1

Mantle Decor

There’s no time for crafting like the Holidays. Cristena here, to start you off! Today I am sharing with you a VERY fun advent calendar that I made.

Crafting for the Holidays is so much more than cards. It can mean Home decor, banners, tags, handmade gifts. Sky’s the limit. Each day we’ll present a different challenge and challenge you to play along by adding your projects to the inlinkz button at the bottom of the challenge. You’ll have until December 26 to play along. We cannot wait to see all the WONDERFUL things that you make! You can play as many times as you wish or just ENJOY the projects as others join in. (If you play in more than one challenge, you are eligible to win multiple times. YAY! We’ll pick a winner for each day of the challenge and winners will be announced on our blog starting December 27. And the prize? A $20 store credit for each day. NOW! onto me showing you more about my project! I have been waiting 3 years to do this so I can set it on my mantle for both my kids, yes I made 2. I started out by cutting 2 x 2 squares from my new Echo Park Paper Pack called Holiday Christmas. The advent boxes I got from Hobby Lobby, but I know there is one on the silhouette design store if you don't have one. I think we should talk Alma into making one!

I thought maybe of using a punch or something to cut out where the little half-circle was. But I found that just laying it down and tracing it worked much better.

When I did cut them out I cut them out next to the line instead of on the line to make sure the paper fits nicely.

To decorate the outside I used the Puffy Numbers, Holiday Favor Boxes and Snowy Sayings Cutables. I cut all the numbers I needed and letters at 1 inch.

The snowman from the Holiday Favor Boxes Cutable I cut at 1.5 inches. I wanted him to stand out just a bit more than the reindeer.

The reindeer was actually the first thing I cut along with the Puffy Numbers Cutables. He is cut at 1 inch and while I LOVE him no matter what size he is... I wish I would have made him just a smidge bigger.

I also added the HoHoHo from the Snowy Sayings Cutable. I cut the red cardstock out at 1 inch and the white cardstock at 1.5 inches.  The same goes for the FaLaLa sentiment as well.

You can probably see some of the snowflakes from the same Snowy Sayings Cutable in the photos as well. I had cut 5, but after putting so many other things on I didn't want to overwhelm the project and just place on 3 of the snowflakes.

The last thing I did was add this super FUN bow at the top that I made. I love making big fun bows like this!

Remember, to help you play along, get 25% off all our Digis Stamps and Cutable SVGS from November 26 thru December 25. And, our Digis Stamps and Cutable SVGS are immediately downloadable in your TCP account once

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