Saturday, October 30, 2010

A little box

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.

Happy Halloween to everybody and stay safe.


  1. WOW, das ist wirklich toll geworden! Ich finde es sehr gelungen! Die Perlen sehen toll aus!

    Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen beim SEME und viel Glück! Vielen Dank für Deine lieben Glückwünsche!

    Liebe Grüße Tanja

  2. Hey Marie! :) This box was really very beautiful! ♥ So nice colors, and decorated so delicious! An amazing great gift that I think most would be happy to get! :) ♥ You are so talented and clever! :)

    Have a great November! :) Hugs Hanna

  3. Ein superschöner Miniadventskalender! Ich drücke dir die Daumen für einen Blog Hop Gewinn und danke für's Mitmachen!

  4. it's wonderful, Marie, I like everything about it!
    hugs, Alina

  5. Such a wonderful creation!! Beautiful!

  6. Wowwwww...this takes a lot of patience, girl!!!
    I am duly impressed! I always wanted to tackle a large one, but decided it would have to wait until I am retired....hahahahaha!!!!!
    Beautiful job, Marie!

  7. OMGosh, Marie, this is a most beautiful Advent Box you have created! You even lined the boxes! I love how you did the elegant, just like you! All the time and love you put into this was so well worth it! Please don't give it away...treasure this! Hugs, Cami

  8. Just beautiful! I love your design and your choice of papers and sentiment!

  9. Wow Marie, der Kalender ist eine Wucht und sieht wunderschön aus!! Hier passt alles perfekt :o)
    Danke fürs mitmachen beim SEME Blog Hop und viel Glück!!

    Ganz liebe Grüße

  10. Oh wow!
    This is so amazing! Such beautiful work!
    kim x

  11. Your bopx is so stunning! Amazing creation!

  12. Woww this is so gorgeous Marie! Really stunning!!
    Hugs Kristel

  13. Wow, that is so adorable! I love all the embellies you used. Great idea with the tree. And even the bottom is finished off nicely. That's the touch of a real artist!
    Thank you for sharing! :o)

  14. Your new box is really stunning Marie!!
    Hugs nicolet

  15. Hallo Rilu,

    die Box ist wunderschön geworden. Ich bewundere dein Talent!!!

    Viele Grüße

    Christine aus Chemnitz

  16. I love your box, Marie! It's beautiful! Love it!
    Huggies ~