Sophie Crespy has made a wonderful advent calendar using the Kringle and Co line and she's here to show you step-by-step how to make one yourself!
ADVENT CALENDAR by Sophie Crespy
Supplies: Coal Mine Paper (35856) - Kringle and Co, Candy Cane Forest Paper (35854) - Kringle and Co, Shipping Departement Paper (35862) - Kringle and Co, Gift Wrapping Room Paper (35860) - Kringle and Co, Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Red Suit Tailor Paper (35849) - Kringle and Co, Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co, Sleigh Shop Paper (35859) - Kringle and Co, Knittery Paper (35868) - Kringle and Co, Accounting Paper (35869) - Kringle and Co, Merry Mail Room (35858) – Bits, Decorative Tags (85610) – Bits, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (8561) - Bits, Dimensional Stickers (42278) – Remarks, Fabric Stickers (42277)– Remarks, Accent and Phrase Stickers (42274) – Remarks, Dimensional Stickers (42276) – Remarks, Matte Puffy Accents (42275) – Remarks, Kringle and Co Glitter Ribbon Value Pack (89431) - Premium Ribbon
Hi dear American Crafts fans!
Today I would like you to come over to my house! We can have a cup of tea, listen to Diana Krall singing “Winter Wonderland,” and prepare for December by making an advent calendar banner.
When I received the new Kringle and Co line I was immediately drawn to these tags:
and the idea of a banner came to my mind!
Here are the simple steps to follow:
1. Get your supplies ready! I played with Remarks and Bits from the line, patterned papers, and the amazing glitter ribbons.
2. Create the cards and embellishments you will insert in the tags.
• Bits embellishments are fabulous because they fit perfectly in the tags. I chose some to put inside the tags without even embellishing them or I just added a piece of ribbon.
• For other tags I used confetti punched from patterned paper; just spread glue on the tag where you want your confetti and sprinkle!
• Use your punches: I punched a heart and layered it on ribbon using 3D Adhesive.
• I also used 3D adhesive to create layers.
The tag in the center is made out of a sticker on which I added three puffy stickers to create a dimensional Christmas tree.
• I made 3 tags with the same design: I layered the gorgeous dimensional banners on top of pieces of matching ribbon and paper:
Here are my 25 tags:
3. I wrote prompts on some of them such as: Go to the Christmas market, make cookies, watch a Christmas movie, read a Christmas story, decorate the tree, go and buy the tree, etc. Here is what it looks like when I put the inside the tags:
4. Then machine stitch the tags together, adding some Bits
from time to time. All you have to do is prepare the tags in the order you want them and let the machine run between tags. Make sure to keep the tags quite close to each other.
I made two banners, one with 10 tags and one with 15 tags.
5. Then all you have to do is hang it on your wall, or under your shelves, mantelpiece, etc.
My girl loves it!
Washi tape is great to hang it up without damaging your wall paint!!
Well, now, the tea is hot! Let’s enjoy a little cup while you admire your so-easy-to-make, great looking advent calendar!