It’s tradition in our home to have a calendar (or two or three) to keep track of how many days until Christmas.
Our kids would be lost without our snowman calendar and daily little treat calendar.
Designer Christine Ousley brings the perfect touch to her Advent Calendar with Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Collection along with an assortment of our Epiphany Crafts Tools, Bubble Caps and Metal Charms!
My frame was originally gold so I spray painted it white. Then my helpful hubby, did all of the hardware work. He put eye screws on each side to create four rows. Then he strung wire across the frame so that I could hang all of the tags. I decided to hang the tags with little wooden paper clips.
Here are a couple closeup pictures of the tags.
Below you will see some of the ways, closeup, that I used Epiphany Crafts tools and bubble caps to embellish the tags.
For the banner on #5 tag, I cut out three pennants and put foam adhesive on the back near the bottom. Then I used twine from The Twinery and attached it to the tag on both sides with Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher. Then I adhered the pennants over the twine to give the illusion of them hanging on the twine.
I love that you can see what you are punching through the Epiphany Crafts tool so that you can get just the right part of the paper in the punched shape. I love the snowflake under the bubble cap on this tag.
On tag #8, I used a small round bubble cap 25 over one of the button stickers. Then I tied a tiny bow and glued it on the cap. On tag #9, I used the EC Metal Charms for the center of my Petaloo flower. On #10 tag, I just used a bubble cap to highlight part of the sticker. I love that you use the bubble caps on different parts of your project just to highlight a certain shape or place.
Here are tags #23, 24, and 25. I used the EC Metal Charms again for the flower. I love the dimension it creates. For some of my tags, I used the Simple Stories small pockets. I am thinking of leaving a small letter to Santa in each from each of my kids.
On tag #1, I used the Star tool and bubble cap. I really had a lot of fun incorporating all the different shapes in my projects.
Calendar by Christine Ousley
Please stop by my blog to see even more pictures of my Advent Calendar.
Epiphany Craft Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Star 25
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Heart 25
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Pennant 25
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Star 25
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Heart 25
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Pennant 25
Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms Round 14
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Collection (Paper, Snap Pockets, and Cardstock Stickers)
Petaloo Fabric Flowers
Black and White Twine from The Twinery
Silhouette Cameo (to cut reinforcers)
Stampin Up! 2 3/4 inch Scallop Circle Punch
Fiskars 2 inch Circle Punch
Stampin Up! Tag Corner punch
Stampin Up! Dimensionals foam adhesive
Wooden Clothespins from Lauren’s Crafts
Krylon White All Purpose Spray Paint
From Our Home to Yours Treat Pouch by Audrey Pettit
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Heart 25 Shape Studio Tool and Heart 25 Clear Bubble Cap
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Button Studio Tool and Round 14 Clear Button Cap
Simple Stories Harvest Lane Collection:
12×12 Paper Kit, Sn@p Pockets, 6×6 Paper Pad
Stamp: Papertrey ink
Trim: Papertrey Ink, The Kraft Outlet
I love packaging homemade sweet treats in clear cello bags and dressing them up with a quick and easy topper. For this package, I created a file folder topper from patterned paper and layered it with a pre-made pocket and journaling card. Added a fussy cut paper house and a hand-stamped sentiment and tied it all together with a bit of trim and a custom button created with the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Button Studio Tool. Another custom embellishment, made with Epiphany’s Heart 25 Shape Studio Tool, fits perfectly into the heart shaped opening of the sweet little house. How perfect is that?
As part of my gift, I wanted to include the recipe, which was easily jotted down on a matching journaling card. Love that the card tucks right into the pocket I included on the front of the topper.
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup White Corn Syrup
1 Cup roasted, salted peanuts
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Use a 1 1/2 Qt. microwave-safe bowl.
Mix sugar + corn syrup in bowl. Stir and microwave on high 4 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Add peanuts. Microwave on high 3-5 minutes, until light brown. Stir.
Add butter + vanilla. Stir and microwave on high 1-2 minutes.
Add baking soda. Stir. Brittle will get light and foamy.
Immediately pour onto lightly greased or non-stick cookie sheet. Let cool.
Break into pieces
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