Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Gifts....{TKJ}

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone!
It is time for a new challenge over at
 The Kraft Journal!
This week the challenge is:
Holiday Gifts

 I came up with this project. 
A 12 Days till  Christmas Advent Calendar that I made for my son. 
Seeing that I have 2 boys, another calendar is in the works :)
I hope you like my inspiration!
Here is how I made this...
I started out with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock  base and a file I downloaded from Lori Whitlock. Once all the pieces for the boxes were cut and assembled, I cut the corresponding pieces for the tops of the boxes, sides of the calendar and top of the calendar using some Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock and designer papers from Simple Stories. 
To make the numbers for each of the boxes which will be filled for my son with some treats, I die cut the stars and circles using My Creative Time~ Build a Banner set  and stamped the numbers in the center of the circles using My Creative Time~Type Calendar stamp set.

For the next part of my project, I added a matching tag and some gorgeous ribbon for added details. To make the tag, I started with a Small Kraft Shipping Tag and added a sticker that matched my designer paper~ a Christmas Tree from the Simple Stories 12 Days of Christmas set. For the sentiment on the Christmas Tree, I added some stickers from the Chit Chat Seasonal Word Stickers. 

So there you have it....
my inspiration for this week's challenge.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with us!
As always I have linked all the supplies I used from The Kraft Outlet throughout my description.  If you have not checked out the store yet....make sure you do! There is so much available, the prices are so reasonable and shipping is super fast!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!
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Entering this into the following Challenges:
Paper Issues~ Christmas
Curtain Call~Christmas Countdown
Ribbon Carousel Blog~Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy~ Dec Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party

Craftin Desert Diva's~ Christmas 
The Chicken Chick~Clever Chicks Blog Hop
The Chicken Chick

32 comments:

  1. Wow Jessica, this is incredible! What a gorgeous advent calendar! You didn't miss a beat on this beauty! The papers, the fun tag, the big bow~the whole project is FABULOUS!!
    TFS and Happy Monday!
    Sherrie K

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  2. Gorgeous manly advent calender...love it!

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  3. Jessica ~ Absolutely GORGEOUS advent calendar! OMG!! I LOVE all the details and that paper! The tag is simply BEAUITUFL too! I LOVE the idea of making 2 since you have 2 boys ~ something they will treasure FOREVER! Happy Monday sweet friend!

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  4. Super cute idea, I'm sure you're boys will have tons of wee treats in there for them....

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  5. Just stunning! I love the paper line you worked with and it turned out just amazing. What a beautiful creation that will be used for many many years to come.This is what Christmas is all about! TFS!

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  6. Beautiful advent calendar. Love the papers. What a great home decor piece.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  7. Jessica, this is amazing! What a fantastic project! You are amazing with your cut files and projects! Love the papers you used too!

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  8. Wow, Jess, this is amazing! What a great job you did with this calendar!

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  9. Omgosh Jessica! I love this beautiful advent calendar! How fun too! Your boys are so blessed--and so are we--this inspiration is AWEsomeness!!! :) TFS! Hugs!

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  10. Incredible!! Beautiful!! Fabulous!! AWESOME!!!
    WOW!! I LOVE it!!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

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  11. this is incredible, Jessica! you amaze me with your 3D projects...so inspiring! thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!

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  12. I absolutely love this, Jessica!! I looked so forward to advent calendars when I was young!! This one is amazing!! I love the papers you used and how you decorated it!! Your boys will have so much fun with this!! Have a great evening my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. WOW!!! this is awesome my friend :)

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  14. Totally awesome - one of the best Christmas projects I have seen ! You are so talented, Jessica ! We are so lucky to have you at TKJ, wow.
    Hugs... Jan

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  15. What a fun keepsake for your family, this is such a great tradition and now even more special because you made it. Fabulous, Jessica! Love your paper combos and all the craft paper too!

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  16. Oh my goodness such a fantastic project Jessica and OMG! I love all your other projects and the card with the cute banner of stocking so so cute!! Glad you are well my friend and thank you for stopping by. Have a great evening.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  17. Love it! This is wonderful and your sons will enjoy visiting it each day to countdown to Christmas.

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  18. Oh wow! This is beautiful!!! I LOVE the ribbon you have on top and those papers are gorgeous!

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  19. Oh my - this is stunning! Love all the drawers and fabulous papers! Amazing!

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  20. I would love to order this but cant find it can you help me please

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  21. Fantastic project, this is something my grandson would love, thank you, Lori m

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  22. This is so Awesome, I have been trying to make me one of these every year but never have tried it. Love this my friend.

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  23. Such a super advent calendar!! Your boys will love them! (I always thought you had one boy. Congratulations on two!!)

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  24. Great advent calendar. Such nice colors.
    Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  25. SUPER job with your AWESOME project Jessica, I LOVE IT!!! :)

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  26. what a neat calendar!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

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  27. Wow girl this looks like alot of work but it is beautiful! You did a perfect job. I am trying to conquer a big file but my motivation level is lacking! You inspire me!
    Deb C

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  28. Wow, this is fabulous Jessica!
    Merry Christmas

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  29. I was just on another blog and found yours. Your ideas look amazing and I can't wait to follow you. The Advent calendar you made for you son is just beautiful.

    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-66-with-three.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com

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  30. As I said above I love the idea of your Advent Calendar, it is a special treasure for him to have throughout the years. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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