Friday, December 10, 2010

Welcome to the Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop!

This is stop number SEVEN on the  the Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop. I'm so glad you are here!


You should have arrived here from Julia's  blog. If not, then you may wish to start at the beginning, with Kristi's blog, and proceed through each of the 25 participating blogs, then on to the Paper Secrets forum, for a chance to win one of three fabulous prize packages. 


I created this Advent treat calendar to share with you today. The base is a 24-cup mini muffin tin. Each square is 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches in size and is held onto the tin with  magnetic tape strips. 




(The best light this morning was outside, so this is hanging on the porch railing!) 


Here's a close up of some of the detailing




and the magnetic tape strips on the back. They are self adhesive, but I added a bit of glue to make sure they hold tight as the squares are moved.






I want to note that the squares and the buttons are all held on with magnetic tape, which means everything is removable. I used this same tin for my Halloween candy tin; just removed all of the elements and changed it over to Christmas! 


The papers are Basic Grey, the cardstock is scraps from my stash, and most of the cute Christmas figures were cut with the Cricut Lite "Jolly Holidays" cartridge.  I punched the holes for the ribbon with a Crop a Dile. These are easy and so much fun to make! 

Don't forget to leave a comment on all 25 blog posts and in the Paper Secrets forum for your chance at winning one of the prize packages. Your next stop will be Julie's blog.

If  you get lost, you will find a complete list of participating blogs here. Thank you for stopping by; have fun on the rest of the hop! 

67 comments:

lovesscrapbooking said...

I have seen so many different ways to make advent calendars ...this one is really cute...thanx for inspiration..:)

Kathy Carr said...

What a wonderful project - especially since it can be used for all holidays! Thanks for sharing!

Rochelle said...

cute cute cute!!!!!!

Rean's Forte said...

What a wonderful project...TFS. reanie@valornet.com

silvia said...

LOVE the calendar!!!

Jewels said...

Super Duper CUTE!!! And what a GREAT idea to have them interchangeable with each holiday. I think I may have to try this, thank you for the inspiration.

SueNJ said...

What a great idea :) TFS it :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Kristi B. said...

This is super duper cute Barb! I love your diecuts. :)

jennyplace2 said...

Your advent calendar is just adorable! I see you were able to get your hands on the new cartridge from Wally Mart! I am so jealous. TFS

pattyk said...

Great calendar thanks millierose651@aol.com

christys_scrappin said...

I am a follower.....love your Christmas project! Great job! Hope you can follow me too! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Cute Advent calander. Thank you for sharing.

Oma said...

Fantastic Advent calendar!

Pamela said...

Love this!!! Great job! And Merry Christmas!!! :)

CuteCuteWorld said...

love this idea for an advent calendar, thanks!

Jessica said...

I love advent calendars and this one is just adorable. I love the magnet idea.

Julie said...

fantastic barb!!!

NANCY DARE said...

This turned out so cute Barb!

mabiegamble said...

This is adorable! What a great idea to change from holiday to holiday!

Karelj said...

What a great idea! I collect Advent Calendars, and now have one I need to make to add to the collection! I'm now a follower, and can't wait to stop back for more ideas! ksjennings at gmail dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Love your calender..cute.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Shana Dilldine said...

What an adorable way to create an advent calendar. LOVE THIS

monica said...

Beautiful advent calendar. You really did such a nice job. Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

Absolutely adorable! What a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Nathalie said...

Well I loved your Halloween one so of course I LOVE your Christmas Advent calendar!!!! I love your choice of papers and embellies!!! I still want to make one of those... one day!

Theresa said...

Love your project..it makes me want to make year round cookie sheet calendar..tfs!

Shirley said...

I absolutley love this idea!! I have been meaning to get it done myslef, just haven't been able to find the time! TFS!

scrapaholicjen said...

Your advent calender is so cute! Love the cookie sheet idea!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Barb~

This is too adorable! I LOVE the fat little penguin!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Shelley said...

Great advent calendar...TFS.....Merry Christmas.

R said...

Super cute project! Love your blog....lots of Cricut inspiration!

~Robin
http://robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper/

roxybonds said...

Very cool and clever! I have not seen the muffin tin advent calendars like this!

Lynnette Davis said...

I used to see these Christmas Advent Calenders on Cookie Sheets all the time....it's refreshing to see them again. Great job!

Fi said...

What a great idea, this would make such an awesome present and you can use the tray after it all. Thanks for such a great idea.

Tina said...

Very cool idea, love all the little details and cute animals!

Zeni Pradel said...

You are so creative! I love the calendar idea and that you used a cookie sheet! I am now a follower, would love for you to visit my blog!

Zeni
scrappyzeni.blogspot.com

LuvThisScrap said...

Wow, what a great idea!!!!! And customizable to the season - can't get better than that! Great job, thanks for the inspiration and I'm a follower now! Have a Merry Christmas :)

Lindy said...

This is so stinkin' cute...what a wonderful idea. TFS! Happy Holidays!

Vicki said...

Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

tallulah1 said...

How cute Barb ! Your squares are awesome! And great idea of changing with the holidays !
TFS

MissLou said...

you're advent calendar is beautiful, it's a great idea.

Brittney said...

What a gorgeous advent calendar!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a wonderful advent tray

Leti said...

this is an awesome idea. i luv that everything is removable, so u can use it again, and also swap it out for other Holidays.

Holly said...

So super cute! Love it!

Shelley said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for showing to me, I just might steal your idea for a gift for one of my BFF gifts.

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness! That is sooo stinkin' cute!!

th4eachday said...

Very creative and versatile use with the magnets.

whitneymaryann said...

What a fun project. Can't imagine any child or adult not being delighted to use it to count down the days to the best day of all.

WAM Family said...

Wow, so very cute!!! I have seen others, but not like this, I might be lifting the idea. TFS

I am also doing a hop, come by and check it out if you can.

Kathryn
www.wamfamily.blogspot.com

Laura Lee said...

What a fabulous idea... i love it...
lauraleed48atlivedotca

scrappin' kitty - Bronwyn Velazquez said...

Great advent!!!!

angie gutshall said...

Barb, this is such a great idea! You did an awesome job!!

Caroline said...

Such a cute idea!! Love it!!

AK Stamper said...

Awesome job....so cute!

Shell~Alaska♥

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh!! How sweet!! Love that it can be used for more than one holiday!

Gab said...

That looks fantastic! I also really love your blog!

Shari said...

Love the idea of using the muffin tin & magnetic pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Salazar said...

Love it! too cute- thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas-

Cottagerca said...

thanks for sharing the details of the muffin tin calendar....cute
ava

just jennifer said...

beautiful calendar... one of these days I might be able to get one made in time for the holidays!

Teressa Thompson said...

I love the magnetic calendar idea and you made it pop! Thanks for sharing!

Sister of Scrap said...

I'm already a follower..thanks for sharing the Advent Calendar. Merry Chritmas

Barb P said...

Thank you for all the kind comments so far :)

Crystal Cantu said...

What a great idea. I may have to scraplift this one!

Luisa said...

Love your advent calendar! So fun and love the magnets you used!

Random Memories said...

What a cute idea to be able to change it out each season! Thanks for sharing!