Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop – Quick Advent Calendar

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Hello everyone and welcome! I hope you are looking forward to the project that I have in store for you today!

Our theme was a Quick Advent Calendar and when I heard that, I immediately took my inspiration from the holiday catalogue! Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy for us to design super cute projects and I can’t wait to show you what I came up with.

Quick Advent Calendar

Using the Tags and Trimmings bundle, I created a set of four stockings that would be perfect for little treats, chocolates or even gift cards! You could place a goody inside each of them and hang it on the mantle, or place them on a mini Christmas tree!

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Okay, so let’s get started!

Step one:

Using the Tag’s and Trimming thinlits, you will want to cut out one pocket and one stocking. I used Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock to design my four stockings.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

There are so many cute pieces to the thinlits set, that I cut them all out so that you could see what they all looked like. I love the stitched details on the heart, star, bell and stocking feet! Super cute detail!

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step two:

Cut out the cuff of the stocking for the top, the heel, the foot the garland, and the snowflake.

Depending on how many stockings you create, will determine how many you cut out.

I did a goal of four each, and I used silver glimmer paper, and silver foil sheets for the cuffs, heels, snowflakes and feet, and then for the garland I cut out two in Whisper White, and two in Pool Party.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step three:

Using the Cable Knit Embossing folder and the Big Shot, I pressed the stockings to create the pattern on the front.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step four:

Once you have pressed your stocking piece, you will want to fold on all of the scored lines.

I used my bone folder to gently break the fibres so that the paper didn’t crease.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step five:

Using tear tape, I applied it onto the two sides of the pocket piece.

Once this is done, line up your stocking piece along side the top of the pocket piece, and join them together.

Then flip the pocket piece over and adhere the other sides together. Your stocking is now attached on both sides.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step six:

Apply some tear tape to the little flap at the bottom of the pocket piece.

Gently squeeze the sides of the stocking so that the top and bottom pop open.

Carefully tuck the bottom flap inside of the stocking, and then close the bottom edge.

Using a bone folder, I went in through the top of the stocking and gently pressed down on the flap to make sure it was completely flat inside. Then close up the two top flaps.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step seven:

Using Tombo glue, I adhered the cuff to the top of the stocking.

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the heel, the foot the garland and the snowflake onto the stocking.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step eight:

Using the Large Number Thinlits and the Big Shot, I cut out the numbers 1 through 5 and using Dimensionals adhered them to the back of the stockings.

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Step nine:

Once all of the pieces were put together, I finished them off by using our clear faceted gems in the centre of the snowflakes! You can never have too much sparkle!

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

 

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! on Tips and Tricks with the Trim Your Stockings Thinlits:

Stampin' Up! - Trim Your Stockings Thinlets - Quick Advent Calendar - Barb Ink

Items used:

  • Tags and Trimmings Bundle
  • Pool Party cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Silver Glimmer paper
  • Silver Foil sheets
  • Cable Knit embossing folder
  • Large Number Thinlits
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear Tape
  • Tombo glue
  • Bone folder
  • Clear faceted gems

For those of you who like a printed version – Quick Advent Calendar Free Tutorial

I hope you liked the stocking advent project, hop on over to see what Shannean has created for you today! I look forward to sharing a new project with you next month!

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Check out all of the other international demonstrators that are part of the blog hop:

  1. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
  2. Tanja Kolar –  Germany
  3. Yoshiko Yamada Endo –  Japan
  4. Zoë Tant  –  United Kingdom
  5. Annette Elias –  Netherlands
  6. Dena Plummer Rekow  – United States
  7. Sharlene Meyer  – New Zealand
  8. Beate Wacker  – Austria
  9. Aude Barbara  – France
  10. Barb Stewart – Canada (You are here!)

Think Outside the Box Blog Hop Team

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6 thoughts on “Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop – Quick Advent Calendar

  1. Barb – I adore your stocking advent calendar! What a brilliant idea!?!? I love the colours and the textures and think that the design will be really popular with customers. Love that you approached this in such a different way to the rest of us. Cheers

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