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DCWV – Advent Calendar

Hello, friends! I’m back today to share a new Christmas project with you. I used the gorgeous DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Paper Stack to make an advent calendar. I love the rustic feel of the papers featuring stockings, plaids, trees, snowflakes; some have gold foil accents, which is always a plus for me, especially when it comes to holiday projects. There is something in that shine that is just so festive! A sticker sheet is also included in the Paper Stack, allowing you to embellish and decorate your cards, scrapbook pages, and home décor pieces even more.

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann

I started by making twenty five pillow boxes using a variety of patterned paper.

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann
One of the papers features several tags in different sizes, perfect for decorating the little boxes. I fussy cut them, added the numbers and other embellishments, and secured them with twine and ribbon.

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann

I love how this advent calendar turned out. Here are additional close-up photos:

You can find the DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack at JoAnn‘s. If you, like me, adore a rustic Christmas feel, then this Paper Stack is for you!

Thank you for stopping by!

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DCWV Gold Glitter Wreath

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back to share a fun project created with the DCWV Gold Glitter Wreath kit. This kit is fantastic. Everything you need comes in a 12×12 paper pad with easy instructions for creating a 22″ wreath, including 20 sheets of glitter cardstock and four sheets of chipboard; all pre-die cut for you and ready to use.

Gold Glitter Wreath by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann. #diy #handmade #christmas #holidays

I loved putting together this home décor piece – it is BIG and gorgeous.

Gold Glitter Wreath by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann. #diy #handmade #christmas #holidays

Here you can see the detailed and easy-to-follow instructions:

Gold Glitter Wreath by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann. #diy #handmade #christmas #holidays

I used hot glue to adhere the individual leaves and the chipboard pieces together.

Gold Glitter Wreath by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann. #diy #handmade #christmas #holidays

You can also customize it as you wish. I decided to leave it plain as I love the semplicity and elegance of it.

Gold Glitter Wreath by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann. #diy #handmade #christmas #holidays

Visit your local JoAnn‘s store to grab one of these fabulous kits. I highly recommend it.

Have a wonderful day!

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We R Memory Keepers – Halloween Treat Boxes

Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a spooky (not so much) Halloween treat packaging idea created with several We R Memory Keepers tools.

You might know by now how much I love tags; I use them on almost all of my projects, so I thought it would be fun to make “loaded” ones to give as party favors or just as a treat on Halloween day.

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

I started by trimming the tags to measure 4×8 inches. I used two sheets of patterned paper and one of white heavy weight cardstock, which I sandwiched in the middle to make the tags sturdy and durable. With the Tag Punch Board I cut the corners of all three before adhering them together.

To make the box, the paper needs to measure 8×6 inches. With the help of the Mini Score Board, I creased it vertically at 1 and 2 inches, and horizontally at 4 and 5 inches, like in the photos below.

Next, I cut the two bottom squares formed by the creases on both sides of the paper, and again just in between the ones above. I applied strong double-sided adhesive to assemble the box, and adhere it to the front of the tag.

At this point it was just a matter of decorating the boxes and make them “spooky”. The first thing I did was create wire words with the Happy Jig. I love this tool so much!!! I can’t stop creating with it! It is perfect to personalize your projects. I used the copper wire to spell “Boo” (I have a black one in the photo below to show the design better) and the black one to spell “Spooky”.

I arranged several chipboard stickers and die cuts from the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection to form clusters on the front of the loaded tags, and finished them with a double bow I made using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

I hope you enjoyed these Halloween treat packaging idea and will give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Happy Jig

Mini Score Board

Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

Pebbles Bat Clothespins