Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 16

Back in October my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed an advent calendar using a 24 cup mini muffin pan.  During December I will share one of the squares, with a brief description of each.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

Each of the squares start with a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch base with 4 little magnets stuck to the back with glue dots.  The primary colors are  Real Red, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky. Ink Colors included those above, plus two neutrals of  Tip Top Taupe and Early Expresso.



Day 16 brings us a huge scrummy bow made from the Real Red 3/4 Stitched Edge Ribbon ~ it has such presence that it deserved a square all to itself!

The bow was layered onto a 2 x 2 of the Candy Cane Lane DSP then onto Old Olive to make everything POP.  We could not resist tucking one of the Mini Jingle Bells in there to just finish it off.

Today’s Virtual Treat:


I just love the elegance of this card – Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Silver.

Base Card:  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4

Layer 1: 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White, run thru the Big Shot with the softly Falling embossing folder

Ink Color:  Elegant Eggplant

The stars are cut using the Starlight Thinlets Dies (with the Big Shot) and the greeting comes from the Star of Light Stamp Set. (You can buy them separately or in a bundle and save 10%!) ~ then layered onto a 2″ circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!  I have used this stamp set and die bundle an awful lot this year, – it just has to be one of my favorites 🙂

All supplies are available  24/7 from my on-line store ~ just click the picture below and it will take you right there!  Remember to use the hostess code at the top right there at check out so I can send you a thank you:-)

 Supplies for Advent Square:

  Give me a shout if you need any more information or want to book a class or a party!
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