Monday, December 28, 2015
Hi, everyone! Even though the holidays are over, I've made an Advent calendar using the "All That Glitters" kit, along with some items from my stash and past kits. I love, love, love, the blues and pinks! 

The Advent calendar is from Kaisercraft. It's so funny- I thought that this Advent house was super awesome because it has all that extra space at the top, and I ASSUMED it was going to open up, which is ideal for giving the kids larger candies some days! Boy was I WRONG- The top of the house didn't open at all! That just would not do, so I modified it! I sanded the parts that would have normally been glued together on one side, and went to Lowe's and grabbed a small pair of hinges to create an opening at the top.

And this is what the inside of that opening looks like. I added some poinsettias from past Swirlydoos Christmas kits, as well some cotton fluff for the floor. Now, I have a space for larger Advent gifts, and no one is happier about that than my littles! 

Here's what the other side that doesn't open looks like:

I added some of the foil ornaments from the specialty paper, and some pearl strands. I kept the design of the boxes pretty basic, using Tim Holtz metal number circles. The frame is from the dollar bin at Michaels- I used two different embossing powders on it to achieve that effect. The image inside the frame is from the kit papers. 

Here are the view from the sides:

The side without any boxes had a Memory Box window die, and a Tim Holtz metal wreath from a  past kit. 

Thanks for checking out the Swirlydoos blog today!

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Peggy Giovanetti said...

I just commented on Facebook and now I see that you've gone beyond awesome!!!!
Your alteration is pure genius!!!!!

Kim said...


Johnna said...

Gorgeous. You did an excellent job.

Johnna said...

Gorgeous. You did an excellent job.

talkis23 said...

Amazing I'm in love !!!!

Susie Martin said...

Amazing job! I may have to "lift" this idea--lol! I've seen one done where they showed the inside finished, but no indication of how one accessed the area. I have made a business making and selling Advent Calendars mostly on and your beautiful creation has inspired me! TFS!


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