Monday, December 16, 2013

Advent House - Tando Creative + Couture Creations


Hi! I'm sharing my House Shaped Advent Calendar that I created for Tando Creative and Couture Creations today. I had a blast putting this project together. My daughters are having so much fun counting down the days until Christmas, especially when every drawer contains a special treat!


I started by covering the house with some cozy patterned papers. I used the Tando Creative Joined Snowflake Mask to add some textured stars to the snowy scene on the sides of the house.



I smoothed molding paste over just the centers of the snowflakes on the mask, which was the perfect design for the sky. I added Tando Creative Mini Snowflakes that I colored with acrylic paint and Couture Creations Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue.



To aid with opening, I attached small wooden plugs to the center of each drawer.



I wanted to embellish the roof with realistic looking "shingles" so I used the Hanging Sign Die from the Couture Creations Endless Dreams Collection to cut patterned paper to cover the roof.


I used a Couture Creations Sponge Dauber to ink the edges of each shingle. I added some "snow" to the top of my roof and covered it with a layer of Couture Creations Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to give it the fantastic sparkle of fresh fallen snow.





Thanks for stopping by today!

Tando Creative Supplies:
House Shaped Advent Calendar
Joined Snowflake Mask
Mini Snowflakes

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723425 Endless Dreams Collection - Hanging Sign Die
CO721971 Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO723061 Sponge Dauber
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Perfect Numbers Stamp Set: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger, Clearsnap; Acrylic Paint: Ranger, Distress Stain: Ranger; White Texture Effect: Martha Stewart; Other: Snowflake Punch, Wooden Plugs, Twine

6 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!!! I love love love love the snowflakes and the trees!!!!!!!

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  2. Dana, this is so sweet, am sure your daughters feel so so special with such a creative mom !! love the snow and the shingle roof !!

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  3. This is really gorgeous!!! And you have had two great ideas (using this die for the roof and only the little stars of the snowflake mask), I adore this! Thanks for the inspiration Dana, and have a lovely time awaiting Christmas with your beautiful little daughters! Coco xx

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  4. All the details come together to create an absolutely beautiful keepsake! You better make another one so the girls won't have to fight over it!

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  5. Such a lovely piece and a goegeous toy for your daughters!

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