Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Halloweeney Advent Calendars

HELLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOO... I hope you all had a spectacular holiday weekend !!!! Mine was crazy to say the least.... You know how sometimes no matter what you do, everything just seems to out of control despite your best intentions.. That was my weekend in a nut shell..

I was able to get a little stamping in. I headed up to my "Happy Place" and knocked out a couple Halloween Advent Calendars. I'm not sure if you've checked out any of the blogs in my blogroll under "You have to check these out!" .. If you haven't go ahead and take a stroll on through. These are my current favorite bloggers that I check out regularly.. Pay attention in particular to Katy's. She has some fabulous tutorials and this was where I got my "ahh ha" moment. In particular check out her altered clipboard advent calendar.. Katy.. I hope I did you proud. Thank you for your inspiration. These were fun to make and a huge hit....

Both were made on a standard 9 x 12 1/2" clipboard.. The clipboard was covered using orange and brown polka dot paper I found at my LSS.. the bottom is SUP DS paper (sanded chocolate.. its the back of looks like spring).. The swirls were stamped in chocolate chip and eggplant envy. The tags were punched using my regular and small tag punch. The background is pumpkin pie and the top is eggplant envy or chocolate chip.

I used Katy's pdf file to print out the #'s and saying (Days till, Halloween, Boo and Trick or Treat). I printed 1 sheet on Kraft paper and the other on Very Vanilla. Before cutting I sponged on pumpkin pie, eggplant envy, close to cocoa and a little walnut stain to distress them all.

Holes were cut in the tags using my crop-a-dile and then I tied each with purple twine.

The large tags , corner stickers and tab stickers are from the Gypsy Harvest collection of die cuts.I tied SUP chocolate chip & eggplant envy ribbon along with orange/cream may arts ribbon to the chip of the clipboard to finish it off. The remaining stickers I picked up at Wal-mart.


Here's a few tips and tricks..

The twill tape wa s applied using a large glue dot that I brought around the back of the clip board and adhered...
Each # has a small flat magnet on the back...
I glued 2 flat washers to the die cut tag for the numbers to stick to...
I glued 4 larger magnets to the back of the clipboard so that it can be stuck to the refrigerator...
And finally.. I adhered a luggage tag to the back of the clipboard using Velcro to hold the extra numbers...

Now it's your turn to give it a try...

5 comments:

primitiveseasons said...

This is just the coolest idea....and yours is really super! I have to go dig out my old clipboard now and get started! Wonderful!

chelemom said...

What an awesome idea! I think you did a great job!

Ashley Bowen said...

SO VERY CUTE! Awesome idea too!!! :o) Hugs! Ash~

PS) Send me your address... stephenandashley@sbcglobal.net and I will send you some pookie images. :o)

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Aunt T said...

Oh my goodness I just love this project! I need to get myself a clipboard to alter! Great job.

Teresa

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!