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Hpim1426 Here is another project that was inspired by a convention presentation.  Carrie Cudney and Lori Olaveson demonstrated a 9" x 9" chipboard calendar with a baby girl theme that would be perfect for recording baby milestones.  I decided to use their layout and design a Christmas countdown calendar with some leftovers from the Winter Bright simply scrappin' kit.


Stamp Sets:  Big Deal Alphabet, Many Merry Messages ("Christmas"), Calendar

Ink:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, and Whisper White Craft

Paper:  Winter Bright Simply Scrappin', Shimmery White, Wild Wasabi

Misc:  Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip, 2-Way Glue, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Sponge, Sanding Block, 9" chipboard clipboard, On Board Ginormous Pieces, and On Board Trimmings (from the holiday mini)

I started by creating a template for the base of the clipboard.  It measures 9" x 9" but you'll need to create a cut-out area at the top for the clip.  Once the Wild Wasabi patterned paper was the correct size, I adhered it to the clipboard with sticky strip.  I traced the Ginormous chipboard piece onto the Real Red patterned paper, cut it out and adhered it with 2-way glue.  My next step was to sand all the edges of the clipboard and the scallop frame.  The sanding took ahile to do, so it was a Big Brother project!

The edges of the frame were sponged with Whisper White craft ink, then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder to give the illusion of snow (hopefully).  I also had to cut a notch out of the frame, so that it would fit properly.  The frame was attached with Pop-Up glue dots.

The Wild Wasabi base for the calendar measures 6 1/2" square.  The calendar and "Merry" were stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock and adhered to the Wild Wasabi.  I also added a few self-adhesive die-cuts to the calendar from the simply scrappin' kit.

Finally, the snowflakes were sponged and embossed, then adhered with Pop-Up glue dots.

As you may be able to tell, I like my projects to shimmer, sparkle & shine!  This week, I'll be drawing one name to receive Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some pizazz to your projects.  Leave a comment with your name and your favorite Christmas stamp set.  I'll announce the winner next Wednesday, September 5th.

Happy Stampin'


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  1. Jill Kirk | 28th Aug 07

    WOW, I love your recreations. Fabulous work, I love it!! My favorite Christmas set right now is “Season of Joy!”

  2. Kelston | 28th Aug 07

    Very cute clipboard!
    My favorite Christmas set is probably Happiest of Holidays 🙂

  3. Julie Rupert | 29th Aug 07

    I have many favorites, but I think that mine this “week” is Season of Joy with Holy Triptych coming in a close second.

  4. Cathy | 29th Aug 07

    This is such a creative idea and just love it. Sweet sparkle candy you are sharing wth your readers…count me in. I just love things to sparkle. Thanks for a chance.

  5. Denise M | 29th Aug 07

    Season of Joy is most certainly a fav of mine! TFS!

  6. Andrea Hays | 29th Aug 07

    I am a sparkle addict myself! I don’t really have a favorite Christmas set. I am ashamed to say, that I don’t think I even have a Christmas set. But I have a bunch of dollar stamps I love to use for the holidays! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. jodene | 29th Aug 07

    Just beautiful!!! my favorite stamp set is Peace be unto You. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Kathy W | 29th Aug 07

    I love glitter! My favorite holiday stamp set is The Snowflake Spot. I just love snow/snowflake themes. Thanks for the chance to win and sharing the picture of the countdown calendar (love those snowflakes!)

  9. Kathleenh | 29th Aug 07

    Gorgeous chipboard calendar! I skipped out early from this class so I guess I missed this one. That’ll teach me. I love all of the sparkle on your project! Right now my favorite Christmas stamp set is Big on Christmas.

  10. Gina | 29th Aug 07

    Love the chipboard calendar! My favorite Christmas Stamp Set is Season of Joy.

  11. Teresa | 29th Aug 07

    Oh, I like a new Christmas stamp set, “Merry and Bright.” That snowman is just too darn cute! Thanks for thinking of us!

  12. Kim ( | 29th Aug 07

    My favorite set is Season of Joy.

  13. Monika Thiessen | 29th Aug 07

    Hey, I really like your chipboard! It’s great. My favourite christmas stamp set is City of David. Thanks for a chance of winning some great blog candy.

  14. Kim | 29th Aug 07

    My favorite Christmas set is Madonna & Child. I’ve purchased a ton more, just haven’t used them yet! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Samantha | 29th Aug 07

    You did an amazing job on this, its wonderful!!!

  16. Linda SS | 29th Aug 07

    I love sparkle for the holidays so appreciate a chance to win your blog candy:) My favorite Christmas stamps sets are any that celebrate the birth of Christ, because to me that is the reason for the season.

  17. lois lane | 30th Aug 07

    I love your calendar! Thanks for a chance at the blog candy!!

  18. Janet A. | 30th Aug 07

    I like Season of Joy although I don’t have it. I bought a stamp of the 3 Wisemen on camels to use on my cards this year.

  19. Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen | 30th Aug 07

    Hello! My favorite Christmas stamp set is Wonderus Gift. I don’t have it yet, but hopefully I can get it by Christmas.

  20. Vicky M/ | 30th Aug 07

    What a great way to count down to Christmas! I think I like the Holy Tripych stamp set the best, but I just love Christmas so I really like them all

  21. Melissa Roth | 31st Aug 07

    I love Christmas and ALL stamps that are related to the holiday. I really love an old Stampin Up Set that has a stamp of Mary holding baby Jesus and this is one of my favorites.

  22. Michaela | 31st Aug 07

    I still think that Flakey Friends is my favorite. It is funny and makes really awesome cards.

  23. dasimonds | 2nd Sep 07

    I’ve enjoyed visiting your your projects…Love the chipboard calendar !
    I love those glittery snowflakes. I have never tried the Dazzling Diamonds glitter before so this would be a nice WIN..Thanks for a chance to WIN your blog candy.
    Favorite..[anything snowman related]
    I have “Flakey Friends” that I use a lot !
    “Holiday Tag Team”

  24. Darryla | 3rd Sep 07

    City of David is my favorite. I also like the Polar Bears and recently bought those on ebay so I’ll be making some of those cards this year too. Thanks for a chance at some sparkle:)

  25. Jessica | 7th Oct 07

    OMG, I love the calendar project. I dazzling snowflakes are a different fun look. The black and ivory look on the flower card is very elegant! I like that. Thanks for sharing so much.

  26. Jessica | 7th Oct 07

    OMG, I love the calendar project. I dazzling snowflakes are a different fun look. The black and ivory look on the flower card is very elegant! I like that. Thanks for sharing so much.

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