Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Advent calendar 2013

Advent Calendar 2013 for my sister
This is an advent calender I have made this week for my sister - I am delivering it today to her home and it is a surprise for her.
I have made each day from Stampin'Up! (r) Designer Series paper or used their Tag a Bag Gift Bags. The envelopes are made using Envelope Punch Board (of course, with the exception of the Sour Cream container for Day 9).  I have used a variety of embellishments (some not SU) to decorate each day. I did not have numbers that I liked so I searched the internet and found this free download of numbers which just matched the paper perfectly.
Each day has a little gift inside (I spent no more than $3 on each gift and the hunt was on to find small items that I knew would mean something to her) and a Christmas saying I sourced from the Internet.  One bag has chocolate - I was very restrained - wasn't I !!!
Here is a close up of several of the bags and they will go in a box I got from a discount store - wall space being a premium in her home and I am going to put it on her dining table.

I had fun making it - hope she likes it.   Margaret

From Wikipedia -An Advent Calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of  Christmas.  Many take the form of a large rectangular card with "windows" of which there are usually 24: one for each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. One is opened every day leading up to Christmas. The calendar windows open to reveal an image, poem, a portion of a story (such as the story of the Nativity of Jesus or a small gift, such as a toy or a chocolate item.

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