Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kaisercraft advent Calendar!!

This was fun to do: This Kaisercraft advent is 12 x12, the center is 8.5" x 8.5" and you can do a mini layout for it. I choose to use the Twisted Cherry Manger album for the center. I used the very back page of the album traced and trimmed to fit the area, and used all the other manger pieces. Below the images you can see some of the things I used and maybe a helpful tip.

**Painted with brown craft paint, brushed outside and front of rows with diamond stickles

** BG Figgy pudding papers, Gold dabber for the outside of the boxes (the part you dont see here)

**K & Co 3D Christmas Stickers, Prima poinsettia flowers, Kaisercraft pearls- BG opalines would work well too, Ruby stickles, Making Memory Mistleto collection stick pin, Elsie Christmas Chipboard buttons.

**Lots of sticky strip foam adhesive.

**The glitter for the numbers is all Martha Stewart, except the Red which is Art institute glitter damask red.

**Turq ink pad by Martha, Red Ruby cats eye, and dabber for the gold base coverage for the letters.

**glossy accents in a thin layer over the inked layers. Then sprinkled the glitter. They were laid on a spare chipboard sheet and sprayed them with a clear finishing spray to keep the glitter on.

**Raffia for in the manger, Chestnut ink for inking edges, and brown doodlebug flocking for the camel.

** quickie glue pen ised to draw radiating design on the "trough" for the radiant glitter that was sprinkled over it.

Many heights for the foam used.

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mustangkayla said...

How Pretty! I found your blog when I googled KaiserCraft Advent Calendar! Was it hard to put together? I read somewhere it came flat and you had to glue the little boxes together. How did you do that?

Kristen said...

Thank you Kayla! It does not come with instructions, but was still fairly easy to figure out. You snap them apart and clip the tiny flanges off. Then the 8 strips fit into it only 1 way to make the framed area. I cut the paper on the front of the box 1/8" wider and then added glue to the 4 edges. They are pre scored, so I just brought up all the sides after glueing and used a rubber band to hold while drying.

Veronica said...

That looks great. So bright and colourful, perfect for Christmas.