Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Countdown

Jumping right in....I made this Countdown the other day. I have been playing with my new Cricut toy. DH was nice enough to go to Walmart VERY early on Black Friday and get me one. It was a great deal at $119.00. It even came with an extra cartridge so I had two to play with right away. This countdown went together really fast with the Cricut. All of the letters and numbers were cut using my new toy.
I got the cookie sheet at the Dollar Store. The rest of the supplies are SU!
Here are some dimensions and basic notes to make your own.
The background is Naturals White cardstock. I used my corner rounder on the corners to make it match the curve of the cookie sheet. I used one whole sheet and a few inches x 8.5" to cover the rest of the cookie sheet. I held the background on with sticky strip.
The letters were cut from Holiday Harmony Designer Paper. It took less than 1/2 sheet to do this. The squares used the other half of the sheet. The 25 squares are cut at 1.5" square.
The numbers were cut from Naturals White cardstock.
The stripes above and below the letters were made with a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock. Each strip is 8.5" x 3/4". The Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon in layered on top.
I punched two holes in the edge of the cookie sheet with my Crop-A-Dile and strung a piece of Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon through it to hang the calendar.
The marker for the days if from the On Board Chipboard Collection. I didn't cover it yet. I just couldn't decide what I wanted it to look like. It is growing on me plain. I may just coat it with some clear EP.
For those with a Cricut. The numbers and letters were cut at 1" with the Keystone Cartridge. The star on the last square was cut at 1" with the George Basic Cartridge.

1 comment :

dd2njoy said...

Oh wow,he got that at a great price,I have the cricuit and love it! Love your calendar!