Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Kiki's Advent Box

Here is Kiki's box - I used a Kaisercraft base and had a lot of fun decorating it. I purchased the box online from Ritz Camera in the USA, and have also found one in Sir Stampalot in the UK

I used scraps to cover the boxes and inked all the edges. The chipboard numbers were swiped with distress inks 





I cut a piece of navy snowflake paper (Papermania) to fit the back, then tore two pieces of white card to create the snow banks. They were lightly inked in ice blue and the edges glittered. The trees were cut using the Jolly Holiday Cricut cartridge. Both the little girl and boy are Polkadoodles images, coloured with ProMarkers..........




I layered the trees, sticking one to the backdrop paper, then using foam pads for the next one, and finally used a Papermania springy thing for the last tree, so it really stands out

The little boy was also stuck on with a spring (try Action Wobbles, or Piggy Tales in the USA, Papermania at Hobbycraft in the UK). I gave him a pile of cotton wool snowballs to play with, and glittered the base after doing a lot of squiggles with a snow writer......



The sentiment was cut at 2 1/2" from the Jolly Holiday Cricut cartridge. I left the base of the box (top, sides and inside the 'frame' uncovered apart from some inking. I think it gives a rather nice homespun sort of feel)

I have almost finished the second one of these Kaisercraft boxes (for Max), and that is me done for another year. (wipes brow and sinks into a chair for a restorative gin and tonic.....)

24 comments:

Hanneke said...

Wow, this box looks fabulous as well! I love all the different papers and those layered trees look great. Hugs, Hanneke

Jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the kids in the scene! Very cute!

Stephanie said...

Love both Advent calendars. They are so individual. Can't wait to see Max's.

Lucy said...

This is the best Advent Box ever!

Bev V. said...

I love Kiki's calendar.........what a cute thing for a teenager even to put all their little trinkets in.....
mmmmmmmmm. Adorable

scootingranny said...

This is a fabulous project and a keepsake for years and years to come

Mrs. Green said...

I love this! I have one of these boxes *somewhere* in my craft room and I really want to make a box for my girls! I'll have to see if I can find it...

LOVE your last sentence! :)

Lana said...

Wow En this is something special!! fabulous work xoxox

Cheryl Winget said...

I love that you allowed the center of the box to remain the focal point and kept the little drawers fairly simple. Just beautiful!

Debbie said...

So wonderful, Enfys. I've been looking for those wobble things and didn't know what to call them. The search for wobbles found Sold Out on Amazon and a Facebook page Under Construction. Piggy Tails didn't find anything related :- ( I'm making a 7gypsies box for my son for Christmas, so if you have another idea for her in the US please let me know. I only need a couple. Thanks, Enfys.

nessy said...

wow ~this advent box is just stunning ~beautifully made ~very special!
vanessa xx

pcrusberg said...

Oh my goodness! Such a great gift. Enjoy your gin and tonic!

pinky said...

Well worth the work Enfys, she will absolutely love this!!

cdm317 said...

That is just fabulous! Very creative!
Colleen

Poots said...

Darling!!!

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JANLYNN said...

Such a beautiful snow scene. Your kids are in for a wonderful treat.

L.B. said...

love this box and have looked at buying one...very very nice
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Donna said...

All of these have been adorable!

Have a double!

Blessings,
Donna

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Enfys your grandchildren are going to love their Advent boxes, I wonder how long before they open all the drawers though, especially when mums not looking. hugs Shirleyxx

Flower said...

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.by Revathi

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful job on this one too. Those kids are going to love these, what lucky grand kids they are!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous! I love the little boxes!

Flower said...

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature .Earth is a flower and it's pollinating Revathi

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