It is almost November and I am heavy into working on my Christmas cards and behind on making two birthday cards. Stempeleinmaleins is having their first birthday and they are having a blog hop. After you have checked all the fabulous works the ladies have showcased, you can pick one of their designs and submit it. Tanja, known as Stampin' Piper had shown how to make a little Adventbox as one of her tutorials. I always wanted to try it and one of these days I will also make "the big one", with all the 24 drawers.
I don't have the matchboxes that they sell for crafting and I used regular ones. I found them at Wal-Mart, after a lot of searching....hehehe. I painted the boxes with Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence and distressed them with Distress Ink Antique Linen. All the papers I used are last years Webster's Pages from the Holiday Collection, cut out with the Spellbinders Label's 8. I made a little 3D Christmas tree, attached a piece of the Webster's Tinsel and a Webster's jewel. The little Christmas sentiment with the wreath is also from one of the pages. I punched it out and matted it to a little scalloped circle. To add another bit of sparkle I attached some little clear jewels from my stash. The little parade of reindeer is one of my stamps, not part of the DP.
I lined the boxes with some more Websters and attached little pearls for handles. After I had taking the pictures I realized that the handles are coming loose...... grrrrrr. Some adjustments are in order. I also attached pearls to the bottom for feet.
Well, that's all for today. Now I have to figure out how to link my post to the Stempeleinmaleins blog.
Thank you all for stopping by to check out my amateurish creations. I am so grateful to be inspired by all of you wonderful ladies.