Hello, welcome to "Kindred Kreations"

This blog is about our life at home, and away from home... everyday happenings, and special occasions. We enjoy a variety of pastimes, but our main joy is making "Kindred Kreations". Thank you for joining us in our journey of growing together through faith, family, love for learning, projects, and more.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Guest Designer for Exploring Cricut: Christmas Advent Activity Project

Hello everyone,
What an honor to be a guest designer for Exploring Cricut
The inspiration and wonderful projects are terrific!
This project was so fun to make. I am hoping to use it for years to come.
I used several cartridges for this project.
The boxes are from the Tablescapes: Fall and Winter Project cartridge. They are cut at 5 3/4", so that I could get two per 12x12 sheet of paper. The score lines were easy to follow and only one strip to glue! (I used Scotch Quick Dry) So easy!

Embellishments are from the Gingerbread solutions cartridge: these little images were cut at ", I love that the images only have a couple of cuts so it makes assembly easy.

The envelopes and cards inside are from the Cindy Loo cartridge: The these are probably my favorite find! I just love the little  scalloped edge on the flap of the envelope and the card fit just perfectly inside. These were cut at 5" and easy to score and glue.

The numbers on the envelopes are from Storybook.

I used some yarn and mini clothespins to hang the goodies.
Sara was such an inspiration with ideas and making the creations. There's nothing like and extra pair of creative hands.

Each little box has treats inside and each envelope has an activity to do each day.
I kept it simple this year as the boys are just 5 and get a bit wiggley if our project are too long.
Some of  the activities are:

Tell the Christmas Story
Watch a Christmas movie
Decorate the tree
Make a homemade ornament
Sing Jingle bells
Wish everyone in the house Merry Christmas
Look at neighborhood light displays
Purchase and deliver a toy for the toy drive

well....you get the idea.


Diane said...

Wonderful idea and thanks so much for joining us at Exploring Cricut. Merry Christmas

Mary Ann said...

Super cute,great idea,Merry christmas to you and family,I am a follower,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

These are totally awesome!! Thank you so very much for being our Guest Designer!!! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your advent project! Those little boxes look amazing all strung together. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches December DT Blog Hop!