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Good Morning and Happy Monday! I know we are all so very excited to start another week… and be another week closer to Christmas! Today we bring you an extra special post, another wonderful compilation from our Silhouette Challenge Group, YAY, so check our other blog buddies and check out their very talented projects too! ALSO, we have an awesome give-a-way for you to participate in, too… for a $155 Amazon Gift Card! Double YAY!
So… I went out on a limb and bought some printable magnet sheets. I have seen so many cute projects made with them and just had to join the party. One of the ideas I’ve seen while browsing Pinterest is a perpetual calendar. Unfortunately, that won’t work at my house, lol. We have a rather large calendar so that my husband and I can scribble all over it all month long (it’s the only way we can remember where we’re supposed to be!). So, I decided to attempt this Countdown to Christmas calendar for my grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit. I love the fact that I can place it on the lower half of the door, right at their eye level since they are small. With them, it’s not about getting a treat everyday because they get tons of treats here… it is Granny’s house after all! They get a bigger kick out of playing with the magnets and rearranging all of them so I can straighten them back up every night. What else does a Granny have to do anyway?
Getting back to the project, I love how it turned out. It has to be the easiest and quickest project I’ve ever made. Being the lucky woman I am, I made this one using my Silhouette cutting machine, but you really can do this without one. The only supplies you HAVE to have are the magnet sheets, a printer, and a pair of scissors. I used some clipart I already had on my computer, uploading each design to my library in the Silhouette Studio, filled each shape with the color of my choice, printed them onto the magnet sheet, and cut them out with my Silhouette. It really was just that easy. If you don’t have a silhouette, you can just choose or download some clipart of your choice, print them on the magnet paper and cut them out by hand. Here’s the finished product…
I did create a few extra magnets to be swapped out with the numbers when special events arise. They’re just a few fun activities that would be so much fun to add to the calendar. Okay, okay, then I cut a few more shapes, like the peppermint and the reindeer because it was just so darn cute and fun. In fact, I’ve had so much fun with this project, I’m thinking of doing it for every month!
Here’s a list of the files I used in case you might want to use them on a project of your own.
Silhouette Online Store: Advent numbers, Reindeer, Stocking and Christmas tree sentiment
www.misskatecuttables.com: Santa, December and Peppermint
Can you think of all the other fun holiday months that we could use this for… Valentine’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day! Forth of July! I love me some holidays, any reason to celebrate! You can even make custom magnets for your family birthdays! How cute!
Ready to check out more Silhouette projects? My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of inspiration!
2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
“Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink
Do you have a Silhouette machine? Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.
And now the part everyone has been waiting for… the $155 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!
Here are some important facts to know…
Giveaway runs from Monday, December 9th – Monday, December 16th at 11:59p eastern.
- Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and this is an international-friendly giveaway!
- 31 different bloggers from our Silhouette Challenge FB Group made this giveaway possible, which means…
- There are 31 different potential entries per person! That’s a lot of potential winning power.
- Giveaway prize = an Amazon Gift Card for $155 toward a Silhouette machine or supplies on their wish list…but in truth, can be spent on anything the winner’s heart desires! Bonus.
- The winner will be contacted by Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email and will have 48 hours to respond; so, everyone should watch their spam folders.
So… without further delay, just click here to enter the give-a-way! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Once again, thank you for joining us today and we sure hope you find some crafty inspiration for your holiday projects!
Give Me the Goods #38 http://www.maisondepax.com/2013/12/give-me-the-goods-no-38.html
Silhouette Challenges #8 http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/2013/12/challenge-8-3d-week-2.html
Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/2013/12/christmas-wreath-card-tips-a-shape-challenge.html
Do Tell Tuesday #1 http://www.lilmrstori.com/2013/12/do-tell-tuesday-1/