Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar with Canvas Corp

I had the absolute pleasure of working for the first time with the Silhouette CAMEO  electronic cutting machine.  I truly believe that it was sent from Scrapbook Heaven!  It was so easy to work with and I love having the ability to customize anything through the software program.  I will have to ask Santa for one this year!

We are excited to announce our special price of the Limited Edition Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar Shadowbox for $29.99 when you use the code CANVAS at the checkout.  (http://silhouetteamerica.com/adventCalendar.aspx)

Offer good from November 1st-11th, don’t miss out!

The shadowbox comes with a free download card to download all of the boxes and/or drawers, as well as the back shapes of the individual cubbies.

Silhouette asked me to make a Canvas Corp version using their shadowbox for an Advent Calendar, how can I refuse!  I found that I was able to get familiar with the machine quickly.  I think I was smiling the whole time I was designing for this project!

I mixed up the boxes with the drawers for a mixed look, on the Silhouette website they have some with all boxes are all drawers that are fabulous!

This is a picture of the shadowbox when I was starting to put the background paper in, I found that Fabri-Tac by Beacon Adhesive worked the best keeping the paper attached to the box and I used it when I put the boxes and drawers together.

This is the before embellishing the boxes picture.  I loved not having to figure out the sizes for all of the cubbies, that helped so much that it was pre-designed!

For the dates, I custom cut them using the software.  I was able to use a font that was already on my computer and make the different font sizes according to the size of the box.  I used Lobster 1.4 font.  Canvas Corp sells Thickstock which is a heavy cardstock and I decided to use that then make them into stickers using the Xyron create-a-sticker machine.

I used a Canvas Corp 2″x2″ stretched burlap for the first drawer and added Canvas Corp black bumpers that were cut in half for a scalloped look.

You can have different papers for the lids or bottom parts of the boxes.  On this box, I chose to do a black and white mini dot paper.

Products Used:

Silhouette:  CAMEO, Limited Edition Christmas Advent Calendar

Canvas Corp:  Paper:  Kraft, Red Ribbon Stripe, Diamond, Swirl, Mini Dot; Christmas Santa Suits, Naughty or Nice paper,

Black/White mini dots, Dots, Stripe, swirl, diamond, big stripe, big dot;  Black Thickstock

Mini Burlap/Canvas round shapes

Mini Clothespins {black, red, white}

Twine:  Red, Black cotton waxed; Natural Jute

2″x2″ Stretched Burlap

Canvas Ribbon, Black Bumpers

Other:  Beacon Adhesive:  Fabri-Tac; Xyron:  Create-a-Sticker

4 Responses to “Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar with Canvas Corp”

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  1. Kim Thomas says:

    It is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. I’d love the new Silhouette too! It looks like a crafters dream. :)

  2. Oh my goodness!!! That is absolutely wonderful!!! Love all the fun details!

  3. jpscraps says:

    This is Gorgeous. I wish my kids were still little.

  4. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! SUPER DUPER LOVE! Great job jen

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