Friday, November 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Sneak Peeks

Hi everybody! 
It is the thirteenth of the month, so that means...
NEW releases here at Paper Sweeties !!!

And they are full of Holiday Cheer!!! 

I decided to make a Count Down calendar. I don't usually make projects like this, but I thought I would give it a try!

I bought a pack of 1" wooden blocks and a  pack 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 " wooden pieces at Hobby Lobby. I painted everything with Gesso first.  I glued 4 of the bigger wood pieces together with wood glue to make a stand for the little blocks. I glued another piece to the back of stand after it dried.

 I cut out 12 one inch squares of different design papers. I sponged each edge with Vintage Photo Distress  ink.  I then glued a square to each of the blocks with Modge Podge.

Next, I stamped each number from the new Days Until stamp set onto cream card stock as follows
Block One: 1, 2, 3, 0, 4, 8
Block Two: 1, 2, 6, 0, 7, 5

 I punched each number out with a 1" punch. I did not have a 1" scallop punch, but I found a die that worked perfectly for the red and green scallops behind the numbers. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink, also.  I Mod Podged each layer to the 1" blocks.

I colored some wood veneer trees that I had in my stash with Twisted Citron and Forest Moss Distress inks. I attached them with Multi-Medium Matte liquid glue.

And now I have this cute, little rustic Countdown calendar!
I just love it! It was so much fun to make!

Please come tomorrow for some more SNEAK peeks of the November Paper Sweeties Releases!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
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Angel Johns
Cheryl Lea
                          Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                 Mackie Robertson <You are here



Jill Norwood said...

Mackie this is such a fantastic project!!! I went to Michael's looking for pieces of wood and blocks etc. to try and do this and just could not come up with what I needed! You my dear are brilliant! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Awesome and beautiful!!!!

Maria said...

Brilliant and so creative, Mackie! I just LOVE your Christmas countdown project!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh WOW, this is incredible Mackie!!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE this idea, Mackie! All the wood pieces are darling--and the fun patterns, too! Beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jeri said...

Oh my, too fabulous! I love countdown projects so very much. Each year I make them for my grandkids. I might have to copy this one. It's just perfect!

The Craft Princess said...

What a wonderful idea...and so pretty :) Hugs...Janie

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

OMG!! Mackie, your project is just about the most wonderful idea I've seen -- you are a rock star!!