Advent Calendar from Silhouette from last year ??

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Posted 11/12/2012 by Scrapcollectorcrazy7 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:54:53 PM
I have one of the Advent calendars from Silhouette last year...the wood box with the download card to make the boxes. Has anyone made one of these? Do you use plain card stock for the base of the box then decorate the front or use pattern paper. I am not sure where to begin...I would like to put it together this year and put little treasure etc or maybe a mini ornament to decorate a small tree or something in it this year...I really don't want to keep it in the closet undone another year.

Anyone have pics of their's or others...Thanks



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Posted: 11/13/2012 1:28:17 AM
Hi, I made mine just this past weekend, made the boxes rather than the drawers - I just used various patterned papers (double sided ones) and decorated with a few bits of ribbon and xmas related embellishments I had lying around - I'll upload a picture later today when I get home - it was super easy to do and my kids are delighted with it

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Posted: 11/13/2012 6:32:35 AM
Have one but haven't made. If u google, there r several images


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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:36:09 AM
Used cardstock for the boxes because it is sturdier than most pp and use pp to decorate the fronts.



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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:36:17 AM
i love last year advent calendar but unfortunately i came late to silhouette and this year advent i don't like at all... i have search to see if somebody is selling it but not even ebay have them.... oh well i guess will have to wait for next year to see what they come out with




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Posted: 11/13/2012 2:49:47 PM
I saw last year's calendar online a few months back. I loved it. I was so excited to see this year's calendar. When I finally saw this year's, I hated it. I wish they would produce something like last year's!!!


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Posted: 11/13/2012 4:04:52 PM
I was hoping this year's advent calendar was like last year's too! Not really a fan of this year's either...



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Posted: 11/13/2012 6:18:02 PM
I would completely recommend making the boxes or drawers from cardstock first and then decorating the fronts. I have done it both ways (I ended up making 4 last year!) and the paper it requires is extensive. It's harder to get all the sheets of PP that you would need and occasionally there can be a cut mess up that would ruin a piece here or there.


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Posted: 11/13/2012 6:19:29 PM
P.S. Here is mine from last year: Silhouette Advent Calendar


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Posted: 11/13/2012 7:12:30 PM
kelly wow!

is it best to pick out a pattern line and go from there?

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Posted: 11/13/2012 7:36:53 PM
I made mine last year using a mix of card stock and heavy weight Crate Paper pattern paper. I also mixed the drawers and the boxes throughout the sections. I like an eclectic look. My kids loved using it each day leading up to Christmas. I was considering remaking it with new paper again this year, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Maybe next year?


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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:11:50 AM
I love the eclectic look too! Yours is gorgeous, bsnyder

sdt, yes, I would recommend picking a line you love as a starting point. I think keeping a limited amt of colors/staying in the same paper line/range keeps it looking cohesive even with the variety of boxes/drawers.
One of my favorite's last year was Kelly Noel's. She might have posted it here, but I know for sure it was on her blog last December.



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Posted: 11/14/2012 12:02:14 PM
i LOVE LOVE that advent calendar i missed last year as i just got a cameo last month i was hoping for something like that this year but they didn't i don't like the one this year i have search and search and search to see if someone was selling last year but not even ebay.... i wish i could at least get the cut files for the boxes because i could make the shadow box myself.... if any of you ladies that have the cut file would like to share i'll be happy to pay for them




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