Does it seem like my projects keep getting more and more complicated? Don't blame me, blame Alpha Stamps. What else is a girl to make with goodies like the ones in the
First things first, how in the world does the box go together?
When I poured the pieces onto my workbench my stomach dropped. Mistletoe and Tensile!
After a couple of tries I figured it out. Thank goodness I didn't start gluing with my initial idea. Hopefully this video will help you put yours together without pulling your hair out and driving you to drink copious amounts of eggnog.
Okay, hard part behind. Now onto the fun stuff.
If you take a close look, I don't have a box 25. The instructions say the 25th box can be placed at your discretion. Problem is, I am not a boxy type of gall. So from the start I planned on leaving it out. But what to put in its place, because what fun is there in not opening something on the night before Christmas. Eureka! A special ornament to go on the tree. That's what the wings are.
Scrumptious lace! So in love with this stuff. So of course I had to use it.
The laces are the same design just different colors. Metallic Gold 1 3/4" Fancy Venice Lace and Ivory 1 3/4" Fancy Venice Lace.
Massive Supply list at the bottom of this post.
Check out how they lay like real feathers!
There are a few real feathers mixed in here and there.
Check out the Tutorial Video to see how I created these wings.
Yep, that light is on.
Alpha Stamps carries the coolest little LED lights.
This one is the Wall Sconce Victorian Coach Lamp.
There are directions on how to add them on the product page at Alpha Stamps. However, I happen to have some experience with wiring so I rewired mine. All the wires and switches come out the back and are nestled inside box number 1. When I want to turn them on I open box one and hit the switches. Don't you think that is a great way to start the advent calendar adventure? May not be candy, but heck you get to light it up!.
I am working on a video tutorial to show how I did this.
This project could not take a stark black lamp so I brushed on some brown paint and a bit of Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint - Metallic Gold. I used this paint all over the project. It is quite bold, to tone it down I applied a minuscule amount with my finger and rubbed it around.
The back of the shadow box needed to be pretty when the wings were removed. There are a multitude of layers creating the look.
Script stamps come in so handy, don't know what I would do without them. This one is the Wendy Vecchi Cling Stamp - Script. I also used two Tim Holtz Stencil's Christmas Text and Festive.
Quick note on my drawers.
I covered the pre-cut drawers with papers from the kit and my stash and used a variety of items for numbers and decoration.
All of the greenery and flowers in the shadowbox has a sprinkling of Twinklets Diamond Dust. I prefer this product over glitter when trying to accomplish a snow dusting effect because it is semi-transparent.
Inside each drawer is a piece of chocolate. It is wrapped with a strip of paper, tied with a bit of tulle with a 1" Burgundy Paper Rose on top.
When the candy is removed you're in for a little surprise. Each box has a holiday themed collage sheet image inside.
This post could go on and on. If you have questions about what I did not cover, or only glossed over please e-mail me or write it in a comment.
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*Papers from the Victorian Christmas Scrapbook paper Set
*Numbers from the Advent Calendar Add-On Kit
*Brimstone Damask Scrapbook paper
*Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad - Galaxy Gold
Petite Resin Frame Set
*Faux Metal Number Plates 1 to 25
*Liquid Pearls - Avocado
*Serengeti 6x6 paper pad
*Small Ivory Cherub Buttons
*Stitched Leaf Ribbon - Moss Green
*Tiny Faux Ring Handles
*VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Gold Embossing powder
*Twinklets Diamond Dust
Permanent Brown Ink Pad
*Wendy Vecchi Cling Stamp - Script
*Tim Holtz Stencil - Christmas text
*Tim Holtz Stencil - Festive
*Clear Acrylic Bead Sprays - Asymmetrical
*Fancy Gold Holly Berries Mix
*Large Bronze Fancy Filigree Set
*Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint - Metallic Gold
*Mini Rose Buds - Burgundy
*Seam Binding - Tans
*Twinklets Diamond Dust
*Wall Sconce Victorian Coach Lamp
*Wired Pine Needle Stems
Mini pine cones
Complete detailed list of supplies on Video
*A Victorian Christmas Scrapbook paper set
*Hanging by the Chimney with Care Collage Sheet
*1" Burgundy paper roses
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have enjoyed your time here and that my piece has inspired you to go out and make your own!