To start off, I gathered up some supplies including patterned paper, solid cardstock, felt snowflakes, ribbon, jingle bells, buttons, etc. from my Holiday Inspiration Station. I then packed the supplies up in some Papertrey stamp boxes. I'm going GREEN by recycling and I know lots of you often wonder what to do with your PTI boxes. Use 'em up girls! I added a strip of patterned paper around the box to cover up adhesive that was left on the box when I removed the original PTI label. I tied on some green ribbon that the girls can re-use for their project too.
I then reached for my JustRite Stampers Christmas Ensemble Stamp Set and made a quick label for the art supply box. I stamped the combined image of the border sentiment and center image with Papertrey Ripe Avocado ink onto Papertrey Stamper's Select White Cardstock. I then cut out my image with a scallop Spellbinder's Die Template. I adhered the labels to the front of the boxes with pop dots. The girls will be able to re-use the tag on their projects too. I also included a candy cane for the girls to have while they're creating their projects. They'll have cocoa and listen to Christmas music as they create.
I also added in a personalized holiday greeting from the girls, using WorldWin's Inkjet Printable Translucent Vellum. You can find it at The Paper Mill Store blog by clicking on the store link in the upper left hand corner. The ink dries really fast and prints a nice clean, crisp sentiment.
Do you do an Advent calendar countdown each year? What are you including for some of your days? I would love to have some new ideas this year.
Note: There's a sale going on at JustRite Stampers. Be sure to check out the Buy One, Get One FREE Special going on HERE. Sale is good until November 30th. There's also tons of ideas and inspiration in the gallery so if you have time, stop and take a peek.