Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas...Advent Calendar.

Hi everyone, it is Sesil here to guide you through today's inspiration.

I had  a great opportunity to work with the Silhouette Advent Calendar. I had so much fun decorating this sturdy wooden calendar with Teresa Collins Designs - Christmas Home Collection.  It was nice to be able to have everything at your fingertips.

The advent calendar is an empty wooden box and a download card to cut out the drawers or gift box to your liking using a Silhouette.  I decided to go for the drawers because it gave me more space to embellish.  I knew I wanted to use the numbers from the calendar page from the Christmas Home Collection.  Here is what I was able to create with the Silhouette Advent Calendar and the Teresa Collins Designs Christmas Home Collection.

Full picture of the advent calendar.

Top row of drawers.

Middle area of the calendar.

Bottom row of the calendar.

There are so many little details that you can add to the drawers.  Adding your own papers would change the total feel of the calender.  As you see I like to add a ton of bling and fun trims to most of the drawers.  I had an amazing time working on this project. I really like the drawers because with three kids I could actually put things in the drawers for ALL THREE kids instead of having to purchase three separate advent calendars.  SO THANK YOU Silhouette for making my life easier this holiday season.

But wait that is not all....
Are you wanting to create an Advent Calendar for yourself? If you have a Silhouette THIS IS A DEAL FOR YOU!!!!  Silhouette has kindly given us a great deal to pass on to our readers.  If you use the Promo Code TERESA.  You will be able to purchase your very own Limited Edition Advent Calendar for ONLY........ $29.99. 
Order your advent calendar here: http://silhouetteamerica.com/adventCalendar.aspx
Get yours fast... the promotion is good only till November 11th.  Make sure you use the promo code to get your discount!  This is a Limited Edition product... so once they are gone they are gone!

Let us know what you think...Leave us a comment below.  Hope this inspires you to do your own advent calendar.  Till next time!

To see more work from Sesil visit her blog at: sesilcratin.blogspot.com


  1. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous Sesil!! Love it!! ✿

  2. This is absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the different size kniches!! Thank you for the code and info!!
    Loved your great design!

  3. I love it... which I had a Silhouette...

  4. Positively gorgeous, Sesil! Can the drawers be made without a Silhouette? Are there patterns for them somewhere else?

  5. Nannie:
    I am not sure. You might want to contact Silhouette and see if they could print out the box pattern and you would have to hand cut everything. It is worth asking. I just don't know the correct answer. Sorry. I will also ask and see what they say. But again...all I can do is try. :)Sesil

  6. Thank you ladies for the complements.

  7. 'screaming' with excitement. How teriffic wonderfully awesome beautifullyy superb! Was that enough adjectives- lol lol some made up i'm sure. Basically, I love it.

  8. I received mine in the mail today! Beautiful and bigger than I thought. But I want the paper line and i don't have a Silhouette, can I still download from the card to get boxes and sizes?

    also where can I get the paper line, can't find it? Christmas Home Collection! thanks.

  9. Late bloomer in finding this, but I love it!


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