November 27, 2010

Calendar/Countdown Cubes!

Calendar/Countdown Cubes


3 - Post-it craft papers, full adhesive (sand, evergreen, & crimson)

2 - Paper mache cube Christmas ornaments (approx. 2.5in on all sides)

12 - different Christmas patterned papers (2 3/8in x 2 3/8in squares)

Old West Cricut cartridge

Cricut Machine


Sizzix tropical paisley embossing folder



First I cut the patterned papers (mine are from the DCWV Holiday Collection the Christmas Stack) to the above size and adhered them to the paper mache cubes using my ATG gun.

I then chose the Evergreen, Sand, & Crimson papers from the Post-it Paper pack because they matched the rest of my papers best. Once I had the colors picked I decided which numbers I wanted which color (I decided to do a mix) making sand the shadow color to help the numbers stand out. I cut out the numbers 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (the 6 doubles as the 9) with the Old West cart using the Flourish Shadow setting at 1 3/4 inch using the Sand Post-it paper. I then cut a mix of the same numbers in both Crimson & Evergreen Post-it paper with the Old West cart using the flourish setting at 1 3/4 inch. I peeled the Evergreen & Crimson Post-it paper and stuck it to the middle of the Sand Post-it paper number cuts. Once they were all adhered together, I ran all of the number cuts through the Cuttlebug with the Tropical Paisley embossing folder, just to give it a little body. I then peeled the backing off of the numbers and placed them on the proper cubes, this I couldn't have figured out without the help of my husband (the Engineer lol). Pretty simple, and very cute.

It is meant to be a calendar (or count down), you just turn the cubes and switch them for the right dates!

I loved working with the Post-it paper! I cannot say enough good things about it! The colors are beautiful, it cuts so smooth and easy, and embosses like a champ! The thing that I loved best about it though was that it was adhesive backed, this is SOOOO nice for small intricate cuts, no tape showing through, no sticky mess with glue I just LOVE this paper!!!

Here is a picture of them with the banner I made last week. 


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