I got the idea to make one of these boxes from Ali Edwards blog. She has wonderful ideas and I love her scrapbooking philosophies. She offered these holiday spirit prompts in a PDF file, courtesy of one of her blog readers. I decided it would be a neat project and a great gift for one of my good friends. We had recently been talking about Christmas and how to create memories and experiences and how to downplay the materialism of Christmas - so this idea was very timely. I do plan on using these when I make my own advent calendar - my son doesn't like chocolate anyway, so these would be perfect for the days of advent.
I started by printing the PDF onto cardstock - I then stamped over the prompts using an older Stampin' Up set (holiday blocks - I think?) in different colour inks. I cut the cardstock into squares and stamped images on the back as well. I scored the squares so they would be easy to fold in half. I matted a strip of patterned paper (Basic Grey Figgy Pudding) and used sticky strip to adhere it to my dollar store jar. I made the label using my scallop punch and made a little additional label for the lid using my All in the Family set. Next time I'd like to design a couple labels on the computer and print them out.
Thanks for looking!
What a cool idea... may have to make some of these myself.
Very cute idea. That stamp set worked perfectly with this!
Nice idea....! WOW!
Very cute project!
Very clever idea! Really enjoyed looking through your blog! I am in the 2nd Sisterhood Group and thought I would stop by and say hello! Great work! : )
What a faboulus idea! That's what I am doing today. LOL! You just added a plan to my day!
Have a great day!
That is a great idea - I need to go check it out on Ali's blog!
Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!
What a great idea. I love what you have done with it. :0)
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