It’s Day 2 of the Sneak Peeks and I am once again so excited to share my project. I seriously could have created all month with this month’s release, I’m loving it all!

My advent calendar features Christmas Countdown, designed by Taylor Van Bruggen. It is a wonderful set, perfect for the advent calendar!  It also works well with Very Merry, illustrated by Nancy McKinney, and the matching dies, which I also used for the calendar.  I LOVE these dies and used them to cut a lot of felt!

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I used the Library Pocket die to put the tags in.  This die is so versatile and I love that you can use it for any time of year for any project!  I bought the poster board (more like mat board) from Michaels.  It’s 16×20″ and is very thick and sturdy.  I mainly used Christmas Countdown and Very Merry for the calendar, but also added Woodland Winter and Trim the Trees.  The pockets were adhered using Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive.  I wanted something that would be quick to use and strong enough to hold…forever.

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Here you can see how I layered the tree die and curled the patterned paper a bit. The Project Pantry kits (Carta Bella Merry & Bright and Simple Stories Handmade Holiday) were perfect for this project and the patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye All Is Bright. Gorgeous papers in this pad!

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My kids will have fun using this advent calendar this year! I found free printables on the web and used them for my tags.

Here are the dies I used:

All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, October 4th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

If you want an early peek at the stamp sets and have a chance to win the SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, join us on  Facebook, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

For more sneak peeks, check out what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has for you!

Carolyn King – Guest Designer

Charmaine Ikach

Jen Shults

Jodi Collins

Karen Giron

Melody Rupple

Regina Mangum

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess

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