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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Advent - CIP Style!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Tina here today.

I realize that the Christmas Countdown has already started, but if you haven't started your Countdown to the big day, or if you are looking for ideas for next year, today I'd like to show you my version of a Christmas Advent, CIP Style.

I wanted to create an easy (and quick) way to celebrate that yearly Christmas Countdown.

To start, you will need 25 white coin envelopes (available at your local office supply store), your favorite stamp, CIP Embossing Powder (in green and red), Embossing Ink, CIP Paint (in green and red), countdown numbers (I used number circle stickers from Pretty Little Studio), festive holiday paper and your favorite scalloped punch, several Christmas die-cuts (I used several from Pretty Little Studio), and an advent frame.  (mine is a Silhouette frame from several years ago).

Step One:   Heat Emboss coin envelopes with stamp and CIP Embossing Powder.

Step Two: Using water downed CIP paint, apply a 'wash of color' to each envelope.

Step Three:  Cut envelope in 1/2 and punch open edge with fancy scallop punch.
Staple Countdown number to outside of envelope.

Step Four:  Add Countdown 'present' to each envelope.  I typed up small sentiments and added to each envelope.

Step Five:  Hang daily envelopes and Christmas die-cuts on Advent Calendar.  Enjoy!

The great thing about creating this Advent Calender, is that the envelopes can be re-used next year, or if you are a scrapper, you can use them in your December Daily projects.  :)

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Julie Odil said...

Oh, Tina, this is wonderful! Thanks fir the step-by-step on this. I have one of these frames, waiting to be used. You've got my brain in a whirl!

Gertrude said...

WOW, wunderschön lg Gertrude

DIANA L. said...

I love how you did the advent calendar great use of the paints

Monica said...

This is unique and I love the vintage Christmas prints...and of course the sparkle and shine...

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty & creative!!