An Advent Calendar – Non Traditional Colors!

I have to laugh because the background of my walls match this Lucky Limeade I used on my Advent Calendar. Its bright! My studio for my crafting is in the basement and if you’ve not seen my craft room before, you’d understand.. very small windows and only a couple.. so I wanted it bright and cheery.. and that it is! So, I wanted to share this advent calendar with you. I got this idea out of November’s Stampin Success magazine that we as demonstrators receive monthly. As soon as I seen this, I fell in love with it. The frame is handmade as well, using lumber from Lowes and white paint that I added water to (to give it a white wash finish) and the background is screen from the other local hardware store. There is a lot of punches used, along with the big shot and dies.. I’ll have to make a list.. the colors used: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Poppy Parade. It was a lot of fun to make.. I hope you enjoy the photos.. the frame is 16 x 16.

Detailed photos below:

It was fun to make.. here are the “ingredients”:

25 & Counting Stamp Set
Bright Hopes Stamp Set
Delightful Decorations Stamp Set
Perfect Punches Stamp Set
Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set
Stitched Stockings Stamp Set
Island Indigo Card Stock
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Poppy Parade Card Stock
2010-2012 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper
2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper
Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin Pads and Markers
Frost White Shimmer Paint
White Stampin Emboss Powder
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter
Silver Glass Stampin Glitter
Poppy Parade 3/8 in Poly Stitched Ribbon
Island Indigo 3/8 in Ruffled Ribbon
Lucky Limeade 3/8 in Ruffled Ribbon
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler and White Bakers Twine
Natural Hemp Twine
Linen Thread
Brights Brads
Mini Clothespins
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Stampin Dimensionals
Mat Pack
Paper Piercing Tool
Blossom Bouquet Punch
Curly Label Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Large Tag Punch
Ornament Punch
Postage Stamp Punch
Scallop Edge Punch
Scallop Square Punch
Stocking Tag
1/16 inch Circle Punch
3/4 inch Circle Punch
1 inch Circle Punch
1 1/4 inch Circle Punch
1 3/8 inch Circle Punch
1 3/4 inch Circle Punch
1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch
1 inch Square Punch
1 1/4 inch Square Punch
Big Shot
Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL Die
Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies
Stocking Accents Originals Die
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sponge Daubers
My handmade frame made from molding & window screen, white diluted paint and nails.

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