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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 d├ęcor 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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Advent Calendar – Product Swap with Pretty Little Studio


Hello everyone! I’m back today with a project for the week-long product swap between The Cut Shoppe and Pretty Little Studio.

I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday. Lots of crafting going on for me at this time of the year! I had been thinking about making an Advent calendar for quite some time, but never got around to it. When I saw the Tinsel Town collection designed by Ashley Horton for Pretty Little Studio I could not resist. I had purchased a wooden frame from Michaels a few weeks back and thought it would be perfect for the idea I had in mind.


I used a lot of different cut files: Decked out (which is free in the Sassy Scrappers store), Under the Mistletoe (another free cut file you can find on The Cut Shoppe blog), Tree farm, Tinsel Town, and Wreathed in love.






The first thing I did was cut all the fun little boxes. I wanted to have a variety of them, so you can find gift boxes, pillow boxes, envelopes, and gift card holders.


I love the die-cuts that come in the collection. There are so many of them and all as cute as can be!


I cut the Under the Mistletoe cut file from two different type of cardstock and adhered one on top of the other. I love the effect the layering creates.


The Noel frames are one of my favorite products. I backed them with some of the patterned acetate sheets in the collection and decorated them with cut aparts, cut files, and die-cuts. For day 18, I also used some of the fun paper that comes in the packaging.


A few ornaments here and there add more texture and dimension.



I really love how this Advent calendar turned out. The Tinsel Town collection is just beautiful. Don’t forget to check out all the awesome cut files available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store. For the whole month of December you can use the code MERRY31 to get 31% off your total purchase.


Last but not least, you can win a $25 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store by leaving a comment on TCS Blog each day throughout the week. A winner will be announced on Monday, December 12th.

Have fun joining in all of the Christmas inspiration this week!

Thank you for stopping by!