Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Final Countdown.....

Hi Stampers!!

I have a fun fun fun project to share with you today!! I absolutely adore it...and my hubby made fun of it....what does he know???? MEN!

I can't hold it in any longer...lookie:


An Advent countdown tree....well, mine is actually a count up tree. My daughter's preschool does the weather and date on a chart every day, so I thought a count up would be more appropriate for her...the date will coincide with her tree.

I made each drawer out of the stampin' up exclusive die, matchbox and my big shot. The tree drawers are all old olive and the wrap designer series paper is from the simply scrappin kit, Christmas Jingle. I tied a bow or made a flat bow from red gingham ribbon and real red striped grosgrain ribbon. I attached each one of those to the drawer fronts with an antique build a brad. The numbers are all stamped with the calendar and numbers stamp set in chocolate chip. The tree trunk is also made from the matchbox die. Both drawer and wrap are made from chocolate chip textured card stock. After the tree was assembled together with sticky strip, I adhered a piece of wide old olive striped ribbon on each side of the tree and tied it in a bow on top of the tree.

Here are a few more views for you :)


I would really like to know what you think of this, leave me a comment and I'll make my hubby read them aloud ten times...LOL!!!!

10 comments:

Ruth Murphy said...

I think that tree is AWESOME. Are you going to fill each drawer with little chocolates or put various items in them? What fun it would be to put different things in them. None for your hubby though.

deanna said...

I love it. Did you use the matchbox die? What a great idea.
Your hubby will eat his words.

Sharon Steinwand said...

A neat idea! Looks sturdy enough for little fingers to open over and over. I'm thinking of my 3 grandchildren in one family- should be able to fit a tiny something in each box for each one...Should I dash down to my "cave" and create a late starting calendar, or procrastinate til next year??

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Your hubby is officially dubbed Scrooge. Men, what do they know?! Great idea. You could do something similar in a heart shape for Valentine's Day, with little things in each drawer and the "real" gift in the final one. Ooooh, the possibilities are endless! Paris

Steffers said...

tell Mr Grinch that the vote is in and that your Countdown to Christmas tree is AWESOME...... he is not permitted to open any of the drawers....so there!!!!!!!!!!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Very cute count-up tree!!! It is adorable!

(I had to post for the opportunity to razz your hubby!)

Christine Blain said...

Men! This is adorable. Great job (and I am impressed with your patience, to create such a beauty).

Selene Kempton said...

He's crazy! This is adorable! Why didnt I think of that. Tell him that your tree is all the rage, and all the demos are fighting to make them first! :)

Butternut Sage Designs said...

this is soooooooooo creative and awesome Regina!! !I love the concept!!!!

Jennie Maier said...

This is just darling. What an excellent use of the boxes! Tell your DH I think you're a genuis!
Thanks for sharing!