Pootles Advent Countdown #1 Advent Calendar Tutorial – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Oh I am so excited!
I have been waiting for this series for Months!!!! Yes, I started planning this back in May, and of course, I had no idea what the wonderful Stampin’ Up! crew were going to be bringing us in terms of products and colours, but I had a fairly good idea of how I was going to run the whole series and what projects I wanted to do.
I knew I wanted to start with an Advent Calendar, but it was only in July that I ended up designing it. I was trying to make a kite shape and this is what happened.
Anyway, once I had the design completed, I was thrilled and had a lot of fun using loads of gold, black and white goodies from my stash to decorate it.
One of the key elements to any advent calendar is the numbering, and for those who’ve watched last year’s tutorial or even the previous one, stamping out the numbers is quite time consuming and yes, there are a lot of number 1s required.
But this year, I went for a different style of numeral…. I whipped the numbers out of the Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack and they then led on to me using other elements from it – the gold glitter wording, gold stars (I punched those, you’ll see on the video!).
Staying with Gold, I kept that as a focal point and used the Gold Cording Trim, Reindeer Paper Clips (oh they’re adorable!), Gold Glitter Ribbon, Black Stitched Satin Ribbon and Gold 1/8″ Ribbon. And of course, the star of the show is the glorious Winter Wonderland DSP. I LOVE IT!!!!
And before you wonder at what this particular photos is all about, you can take all the pockets off your string or cording, or whatever you use to hang it up, and then guess what…. THEY FOLD FLAT FOR STORAGE!!!!
I am not kidding!!!!!!
Oh happy days!!!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed making this whole calendar up, even though it was most peculiar taking out into the sunshine of an August afternoon to get some photos….
Hope you like the video, and that you stick around for the whole Series!
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Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator
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