Friday, November 18, 2011

Guest Designer - Snip Tuck Design - Day 5

Well, it’s been such a fun week for me. I have to start out by thanking all the fabulous people at Peachy Keen Stamps. I actually got so busy with life that before this week, I hadn’t posted anything to my blog since February. It feels so great to be crafting again and even better to get such amazing comments from everyone. You have all be so generous with the kind things you’ve said. Thank you.

I saved my Christmas project for last. I figured I should go big or go home.



This is my version of an advent calendar. I created the container to hold 25 tubes, one for every day in December until Christmas. Each tube is filled with candy and has a tag on it for each day. The inside opens up and you can write anything you want inside. I had to find candy that was small enough to fit in each tube, so I used nerds, mini m&ms, and tic tacs.




I used tiny rubber bands that I found at the dollar store to hold the tags on to the caps.




I really had no idea how I was going to decorate this container and how I was going to incorporate PKS into it. I decided to cut it out in red. I knew that I had some white fuzzy trim that would look good with the red, so I added that to the bottom. At that point, the first thing that came to my mind was that it looked like Santa’s coat. The rest of the project quickly took form. I cut a Santa head on my Cricut and found the biggest face stamp that I had. It is the 1 3/8” face from PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment. I added the belt and all the fur to his face, and Santa was complete.

Here’s your last chance to win some blog candy? Peachy Keen has been so generous to let me give away a set of their stamps. For a chance to win the PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Faces Assortment ($25 value) please leave me a comment here and then head over to Peachy Keen Stamps and
comment on their blog too. I'd also love to have you as a follower, but it’s not required to win.
Check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won. Good luck!
PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment

45 comments:

Gina said...

absolutely wonderful!! Love the idea

Lucy said...

This is the best advent calendar I've seen so far! Great job :)

Josie0602 said...

What a stunning advent calendar!! The most inventive idea I have seen yet! He is adorable.
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

April said...

Wow! What a great way to celebrate the Advent season! This is adorable. I love your thought process while putting this project together!

jenni said...

These are so cute!!!!

Sherry said...

You did a great job. You are an incredibly talented lady and it has been a job to see all of your projects this week. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry

Pat N. said...

Wow, how creative. This is such a neat Advent calendar!--Pat N

myramay said...

Hi, it's very beautiful!! I like your website!!!

Tami B. said...

Wow, go big or go home and go big you did! This is fantastic.

Debbie said...

I am so all about the advent calendar with my kids, this ROCKS, how cool, very crafty!

DebbieM

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Well you don't have to go home cause you went BIG!This is so stinkin' cute!
Happy holidays,
Debbie H.

littlen said...

what a super cute idea. what kid wouldn't love one of these. tfs.

Tonya said...

super cute advent calender. I love it.

crafty queen said...

This is a very clever idea. Love it. TFS

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Jessie G. said...

Cute advent calendar!

Jessie G
goodjessie at hotmail.com

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

WOW adorable!!!!! Did you make the container too??

I'm a new follower :D

Maria said...

love it super cute

cricutharper said...

OMG! I love this idea. Where did you find that container? I love it. What a great idea!

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Heather said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love this idea!
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Miranda said...

This is soooo adorable! TFS

Debbie10 said...

Love this. I love advent calendars and this is very different. Would make a great hostess or anyone gift.

Debbie10 said...

Love the Santa advent calendar!! So cute and creative.

Anonymous said...

What did you make the body with? I missed that.
It is so cute.
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Dani said...

Hi,
How did you make the advent tube holder? That is great. You went all out. Can I get the pattern from you? Thanks! Dani

Viv said...

Cathy, your project is sheer genius!!
WHAT a clever idea! It's been a pleasure having you you with us this week at PK. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did having you here! xxx

Cassandra said...

WOW!!! Go BIG is right! That was a homerun! Your 3D projects are unbelievable. Thanks for a great week :)

cassandracaubleatyahoodtocom
www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com

Sue Alger said...

Now that is a unique Advent calendar. such a neat idea.

SQ said...

Very cute! Where did you get all the tubes?
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

CarolynG said...

You are AMAZING!! This santa candy holder is FABULOUS!! I have really enjoyed your projects this week and am now a follower!! TFS

Debbie said...

Seriously you are a creative genius! Love it.

Debbie B.

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Ho WOW! Your Santa advent calendar is super awesome! Wow, I really, really like it. What a great idea. You 3D projects are so creative! Thanks for such a great week of 3D projects and congrats on being a PK Guest Designer.

Stacy A

Anonymous said...

FUN!!! Wish I had your creativity!

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a fun idea!! Great work!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Audrey Cooper said...

I have been looking for a great advent calendar and I just found it =thanks

kim.scrapper said...

What a cute idea for an advent calendar, super cute, tfs

Becky Jo said...

That is the cutest idea! Love the Santa advent calendar. TFS Hugs!!

kimberly said...

what a cute idea!!!

gypsyrps said...

My daughter would love that advent calendar. Santa looks so cozy!

Amy E said...

What an awesome idea!! I love this!

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Melisa Alzammar said...

I'd love to win this set of stamps. I don't have any Peachy Keen stamps and would love to win a set. Thanks for the chance to win this set.
Melisa Alzammar
Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

WOW....now that's truly a Go big or go home project, it rocks, love it your so creative :)And of course peachy keen is so perfect for all our awesome projects :)

callyannc said...

Oh my gosh! This is awesome! You should share it on FB! I love it! TFS CallyAnn

MCH said...

You are an absolute genius!!! Love that Santa advent calendar - love the design, creativity and execution!!!!!! Thank you

girlia said...

love it

Melisa Alzammar said...

Great calendar. I would love to win some stamps.
Melisa Alzammar
Lovemycricut2@gmail.com