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Nov 14, 2018

Advent Calendar Card for Crafty Wednesday Challenge

Happy Wednesday, today I am sharing another card for this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge. This challenge runs until the end of the month and you can join in by using the linky tool at the end of this post (I have moved the linky tool here for easier access). This month's prize is a $6 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop sponsored by me. If you would like to see who won last month's challenge and who the top picks were, simply click here to get to the original November challenge post (you can also still access the linky tool there.)

As a reminder, this month's theme is:
Christmas and Seasonal Holidays.

This Advent Calendar card was done with the new My Monthly Hero kit by Hero Arts. Unfortunately this kit has sold out quickly after release and is no longer available. I subscribed to the kits a couple of months ago, so that means the kit was automatically sent to me and I was guaranteed to receive a kit. If you would like to subscribe, you can do so by clicking HERE. Kits are $34.99 and ship free within the US. Kits also ship overseas, but shipping cost does apply then. Cancelling the subscription is easy too, all you have to do is  contact Hero Arts by the 28th of the month prior to the release of the kit and you will no longer receive the following month's kit. Please note, if you were to subscribe now, you would start with the December kit. Just to give you an idea of what these kits look like, here is a look at the November kit.
These kits are always different though, sometimes they include pretty papers, in addition to the stamps and dies, sometimes a watercolor sampler, mini ink pads, etc. You can take a peek at the past kits HERE. Many of the kits are sold out (while some are still available for purchase), but this  gives you an idea of what might be included in the kits.

Back to my card...

I inked up a piece of Bristol Vellum paper using distress inks (Seedless Preserves, Broken China and Tumbled Glass) then used the fun advent calendar die from the Hero Arts November kit. On another piece of card stock I stamped 24 little characters from the clear set (I wish I had gotten a picture of them before I glued the die cut piece over it, but you can see all the little stamps on the Hero Arts stock photo I included above), using the die as a guide so they would show up exacty under each opening. I then adhered the front to the the folded card and stamped the numbers in a random order, the 24th being the largest ornament. I am keeping this card as a sample, so I had fun alreading opening each door :-). But I will make a couple more of these to give to each of the kids along with their chocolate advent calendar. A little silver bow finishes off the card.

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Also sharing with these challenges:
Double Trouble - Christmas Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs  - Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - Ribbon and / or Bows 
Craft Rocket Challenges - Christmas Is Coming
CAS on Friday - Brighten Someone's Day
Crafty Catz  - ATGoes / Option Christmas
Paper Shelter Challenge - Christmas is Coming 
Send a Smile for Kids  - Anything Goes for Kids
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread  - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Christmas/Winter
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes, Optional Twist: Christmas
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes with option: Holidays
Crafting-With-Friends  - Anthing Goes
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes 

To link up for a chance to win this month's prize, simply use the linky tool below.
Please remember you must leave a link back to this blog in your blog post, and feel free to combine with any other challenges and use any products you like.

Please remember: this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 


Cardsbycheryl said...

Hi Ellie, Wow now that is the perfect christmas card to send to anyone especially children. I love how you have blended three colours to be more exciting for the person opening all those gorgeous shapes and to see what is hiding behind the doors. Thanks for joining in with the Incy Wincy Designs Christmas theme. Cheryl DT

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Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much for visting, Cheryl. Yes, I think this one will make a fun card for kids, to be enjoyed all December long.
Following your blog now :-)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable shades, your card looks so sweet! Love the debossed snowflakes that compliments the doors! A delight for kids, especially with chocolates! :D

Priya said...

Adorable card. Perfect for Christmas theme. Thanks for sharing
DT The Paper Shelter (team B)

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is really lovely! Gorgeous colour combo and so unique! Thanks for sharing the Christmas spirit with us at The Paper Shelter!

Cardsbycheryl said...

Awwwww ty Ellibelle as you can tell im new to blogger but getting there xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love those colors!!!!!!!

The Craft Princess said...

Great advent calendar! I love the inking you did. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Amy Johnson said...

What a great idea! My daughter and I were just talking about getting a Advent calendar for Alethea. I'm sure we can easily create one on our own with all my craft supplies.

Melanie R said...

I remember my mother always having an Advent calendar for me when I was growing up. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Like the rainbow of colors on your Advent calendar...very beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please come back for Christmas and More with our challenge starting today.

SewPaperPaint said...

My sweet friend, I'm sorry it's been forever and a day since I came by. I've been crazy busy with DT commitments and major projects at work, so I've just been wiped out. I am happy to finally show your blog and challenge some love. I just love how you used this amazing die set. I've seen it all over Instagram and adore it but your design is the best yet! Love the ombre effect. Huge hugs, Autumn

Deanne Saunders said...

Cool!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! DIGISTAMPS challenge. Hope you continue to participate in our yearly challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

Sorry, I meant to say Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper