Saturday, 21 November 2009

On the 12 Blogs of Christmas...

Hello and Merry Christmas! You should have arrived here from Bekka's blog on the tour of the 12 Blogs of Christmas. This fabulous tour was set up by the lovely Carolynne to show lots of fantastic Christmas gift and card ideas using the Stampin' Up range of products.

I have 2 lovely projects to show you today. The first is a Countdown to Christmas calendar which I am going to use in my classroom with my class. My children always get really excited about Christmas. My school officially declares Christmas to start on December 1st and I know my kids will be counting down the days so as well as an advent calendar they will have this more prominent one!


Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet, Schoolbook Serif Numbers

Papers: Garden Green textured cardstock, Real Red textured cardstock, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP

Inks: Real Red

Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch

My next project uses the Simply Scrapping kit Christmas Jingle and some Real Red grograin ribbons.

These are the contents: 2 sheets each of 12x12 textured cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, real red and Old Olive; 3 sheets of 2 different double sided patterned papers, 2 sheets each of 3 different self-adhesive die cuts.

I managed to make 13 A6 sized cards and a box to put them all in....

...11 3x3 ins cards and a little 4x4 in pizza box to put them in...

...and 10 gift tags!!!

This is the whole collection of the 36 items. This is such a fantastic scrapping kit that doesn't have to be used for scrapping at all.

And this is what I had leftover! 2 full sheets of DSP, just over 1 sheet of die-cuts and scrappy bits of cardstock. So I still have plenty of bits to make a few more cards, I just need to add the cardstock now.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my projects and everyone else's on the blog hop. Thank you for visiting us all!

Now it's time to hop on over to Monica's blog and see what gorgeous projects she has come up with for you.


  1. Wow Vannessa, you certainly made good use of that kit. So much to choose from. I love what you've done, and I think the countdown calendar is a brilliant idea. Well done.

    Hugs Debbie xx

    P.S. It was great to meet you at last.

  2. OMG Vannessa you have been busy, I absolutely adore this kit, hoping it's back in stock now, your cards are fabulous!

    Vicki x

  3. what fantastic projects they are truly great - love it! The countdown calender is great!

  4. Vannessa - your projects are lovely ! I might just have a go at the countdown calendar for the grandkids. And what a selection from the kit. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Off to see what Monica has been up to.

  5. Vannessa WOW! You have been sooooo busy! Im loving the countdown calendar. Wanted to do something similar but couldnt get my brain around it... Mind if I CASE it? Clever you!

    Thanks for joining in... Looks great.

    C xx

  6. WOW Vannessa, you made that kit streatch so far.......Loving the Countdown to Christmas Calander, what a great idea.
    Carole x

  7. Great what you done with the kit and how far it has gone, great project.

    Shaz xxx

  8. Vanessa you have put us all to shame with the number of projects you have made :D Just amazing how much that kit will make.

  9. WOWEEEEEEEEEE. just how much do you get out of one of those kits? Love everything you ve done Vannessa. Hugs Monica xx

  10. You've been busy and so clever to get that kit to go so far. Just love the countdown to Christmas. Must give that a go for my kids! Hugs Zx

  11. Fantastic inspiration. Wow a lot of cards and tags from that kit...amazing.

  12. Lovely projects, love what you did with the simply scrappin! kit!

  13. Wow Vanessa, i love you calendar and all those cards from that scrapbooking kit is just FAB! thanks for sharing!

  14. I am eagerly waiting the arrival of my Kit, it looks like there is so much in it. I love how you have used it, the colours and designs are just perfect. I hope to make a Christmas journal with mine when it arrives.

  15. Wow, didn't you do well with the kit? fab, love it all and you've still got tons left, they afre such great value
    Hugs S.J. xx

  16. Vanessa. The kids will adore your countdown calender - it is fab! Love the use of the Simply Scrappin kit - you have got so much out of it... and still much more to PLAY with!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. HIiVanessa, I love the countdown calendar and am just so amazed at how much you got from your Simply Scrappin' kit.
    Wonderful projects!

  18. Hi Vannessa,
    these are great value for money you hve made some fab creations thanksfor sharing
    Suzie Qx

  19. Amazing what you have done, so clever.

  20. Amazing kit that Christmas Jingle, isn't it? I loved all your cards and tags. Greetings from Aibonito, Puerto Rico!!