Thursday, October 27, 2011
Welcome back to Day Three of the There She Goes November releases! As I said yesterday, we've saved the best for last this month! I know you guys are going to love this set just as much as I do!
Have you ever wanted to make a Christmas advent calendar, but never had enough stamps to make one?? Well now you do!
Kids love to countdown the days until Christmas is finally here and with this new set illustrated by Torico, you are going to have just as much fun creating a countdown advent calendar! With 25 different adorable holiday images and two sets of numbers the possibilities are endless! To make this set even more useable, there are two decorative circles and two decorative squares that were designed to be used with a 1 3/8" punch!
No Peeking! is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 53 (yes, you read right!) stamps and will sell for $24.
For those of you who have been following my Pinterest boards, you know I've been on an advent calendar kick lately. I've pinned all sorts of styles, but the onesI kept gravitating towards, were the magnetic ones created using a cookie sheet. Yep! Those metal pans are more useful than you think!
How cool is this?? My 6 year old even gave it 2 thumbs up! To make this calendar, I started by drilling two holes in the top of the pan to tie the ribbon through. If you don't have any drill bits, I'd tape it to the back of the pan. Next, I spray painted the pan white. (Tip: Lightly sand the pan before you spray it, otherwise it will chip easily - like mine! Nothing sticks to Teflon, right?!). Then I cut various papers to size and adhered them to the inside of the pan. (Tip: Trim each layer so that you only have one layer in the center of the pan, so the magnets on the individual pieces will still work through the paper.) Then I rummaged through my stockpile of alphabet stickers and found enough to create a title. Now for the fun part! I stamped out the 25 Christmas images, colored them in, then I cut each one out with my precision scissors. Trust me - it's much more fun when you're sitting in front of the tv for this part! :) Then I stamped a combination of the square and circle panels onto some scrap patterned paper and punched them out with my punches. Then it was just a matter of stacking them, adding the numbers and adhering the magnets to the back of them! (Tip: I used a big, old Red Sox game schedule magnet from past years to mount my pieces to the pan. I just cut it into 25 pieces! It's a cheap alternative to going out and buying a magnet and you're recycling in the process!)
Would you like to win the new No Peeking! stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.
Here's the list of blogs you should definitely hit up!
Thank you so much for stopping by all week! Have a fantastic weekend!
Stamps: There She Goes 'No Peeking'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', various SU colors
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Minds Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic River
Access: Adhesive Stickers, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Magnets