I cannot believe we're a week away from Christmas!! Where has the year gone? We are all crazy busy this time of year, so I wanted to share a quick, easy and fun holiday project. The great thing about this project is that most of the work has already been done for you - you just put on the finishing touches.
This Advent calendar uses Authentique papers from the Festive Collection. The background piece was glued to the back of a 12x12 sheet
of Clear Scraps Acrylic. Santa was cut out and then attached to a candy stripe background and this was attached to the back of an oval center from Clears Scraps Buckle Frame
Now the fun part - embellishing!! I used Viva Decor Glitter Writer and Pearl Pens, stickers from Authentique and some gold trim. You can do as much or as little embellishing as you like - get the kids involved!
Once all the glues and pearls and everything are dry, use a dab of Tombow Muli purpose adhesive on the back of Santa and let that dry. It dries tacky so Santa can be repositioned on the calendar. The acrylic protects the paper behind it, but the adhesive sticks to it as he makes his way to the 25th!
Check out more Authentique & Clear Scraps projects all week!
Here (on the Clear Scraps blog) and on the Authentique Blog
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great graphics and love the color tones
Posted by: ava g | December 18, 2012 at 05:39 AM
super cute and creative!!!
Posted by: wendyp81 | December 18, 2012 at 08:42 AM
Great use of this paper. Very lovely !
Posted by: Pam Sohan | December 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Great project, I love how it looks under acrylic.
Posted by: Adora | December 18, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I love Festive and putting it under acrylic will keep it nice and clean. Cute project!
Posted by: beatrice lawson | December 18, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Fabulous advent calendar.
Posted by: Sue D | December 18, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Such a clever idea and love it! Great project, KC!
Posted by: Beverly Jordan | December 20, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Posted by: Ange | December 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM
How fun . TFS .
Posted by: Julie A. Shearer | December 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM