December 4, 2010

Post-it Blog Hop Today!

Welcome to the Post-it Blog hop! Grab your beverage of choice and enjoy the wonderful projects as well as a chance to win some blog candy along the way! The challenge is to use the Post-it Paper in a unique project.

Christmas Countdown Calendar




For Thanksgiving, I was in Maryland with my darling Grandson. Oh and my daughter and son-in-law too. I decided to start on my calendar for the Dec 4th Blog Day. I had to make it simple so I could make Gingerbread Cookies and play with Zachary. Well, I found this neat Christmas Paper Stack from DCWV that made it ever so easy. Then I cut the little Christmas Goodies for it when I got back home to Kentucky

-Donna


Supplies:

The Homemade Christmas Stack from DCWV

Scalloped Page and several other pages from the DCWV Stack for the blocks for the numbers

Post-It Full Adhesive Papers in Red, White, Black, Yellow, and Green

Cricut Cartridges - Just Because Cards, Christmas, Joy of The Season, Winter Frolic, Christmas Cheer, and Black Letter

Pop Dots

Adhesive

White Pigment Pen



Recipe:

Use the Red Scalloped Border Page for the Calendar

Use several of the pages for the blocks for the numbers
Cut 25 blocks to fit onto the page inside the stitching that is already there for you. (I cut them different sizes from 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches)



Cut the numbers from 1 to 25 from the Cricut Black Letter cartridge at 1 inch each




Cut the skate, candle, stars, Christmas Bulb, train, hat, glove, stocking, tree, candy cane, snow flake, and sleigh out of Post It- Full Adhesive Papers using the Cricut Christmas cartridges listed above.

The Gingerbread man was cut from Just Because Cards and inked with white pigment pen



Cut the layers/or blackouts for the two-tone ones or cut a doubles using different colors and cut the part you need as in the hat, stocking, and glove.

The Post-It paper makes it so easy to cut the intricate cuts for the sleigh, candy cane, etc.

Decide your layout for the blocks to make sure they all fit and still have the stitching showing on the top, bottom, and sides

Stick the numbers down onto the blocks (No adhesive required since they are self-adhesive)

Adhere every other block with a pop dot so that it will stand up from the calendar

Adhere the rest of the blocks with adhesive

Adhere layers to items that have them (which is everything but the star, gingerbread man, and snowflake

Stick all the Christmas Goodies onto the numbered blocks that you have pop dots under

Put it in a picture frame if you have one that size, or glue a magnet on the back and put it on the fridge or front door if it is metal.

 

Now for some blog candy!




Post-it has donated some wonderful Post-it paper and a Post-it paper purse dispenser to be given away to one lucky follower!!  You can find this paper in your craft stores such as Joann's, Michael's or online at Amazon.com 

To enter to win:

1) Please leave me a comment and be sure to leave information where you can be reached if you win!  If you become a follower, it makes it easier and eliminates the need to publish your email address.  If you are on email subscription, click here: to go to the blog to enter a comment for a chance to win.


2) Become a follower, if you haven't become one already!

3)  Leave a comment on each of the blogs with a way to contact you.  Some of the blogs are sharing their own blog candy as well.  I will use Random.org to determine the winner on Monday from all the entries.  

4) For extra chances, post a link on your blog, facebook, twitter, or other messageboards etc. and add another post telling me where you posted it.  (This is not required but, adds additional chances)

Also....Enter for your chance to win....CHAMPAGNE EXPRESSION AND BROWN LEATHER TOTE & A SCRAP'N TOTE also, other prizes such as a Gypsy!!  Click here for details on how to enter!

Here is the blog list for today:

SWEETSASSYDIVA DESIGNERS!


SweetSassyDiva You are here!

If you arrived here first, you are in the right spot. Your next stop is with Rebecca at http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/ to see all the wonderful projects that everyone made! 
Special thank you to Post-it for donating the wonderful blog candy!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for some more projects.  Myself and the SweetSassyDiva Designers create new projects daily. 

I hope that all of our creations have gotten you in the crafty mood and that the blog hop inspires you to create some beautiful Holiday projects. 

Happy Holidays!
- SweetSassyDiva

70 comments:

Abby said...

How cute!!!!! I have this stack and I love your project!!!!!!

Laura said...

Ohhhhhhhh love that Calendar..I have the same paper stack so will have to try my hand at one.....you have definitely inspired me!

Don't know if the Design Team Members are eligible to win the blog candy...but wanted to post anyway! gggggggggg

Chris Wooten said...

NICE!!!!!

chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Nikki T said...

I love the countdown calendar, it turned out amazing. Such a creative idea with the post its. I'm excited to start the hop!
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail.com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there! I am a new follower. :0) I would love to win some post it paper as I haven't got to try it yet! Especially love the little purse. It would go so well with my Sizzix Texture Boutique! Thanks for the chance!
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
amyjrockstar@gmail.com
Xo ~ Amy Jo

AmyJRockstar said...

I posted about this giveaway on my facebook page under Amy Courchaine. :0)

creative patti said...

I love your calandar. so need to try this post it paper. Thank you for sharing. already a long time follower. Thanks. Great Job!
pattig161@yahoo.com

creative patti said...

I shared this on my facebook under Martha Galvez- creativepatti. Thanks.

Lisha said...

I am the first to leave a comment. I am a new follower on your blog and facebook. I have left a message on my blog
http://felisa21.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-hop-at-sweet-sassy-diva-gspot.html
about the blog hop and also on twitter and facebook under fasloan
fasloan@yahoo.com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Beautiful advent calendar. TFS I am already a follower.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Really cute project!!! Great job!

Linda A

debpaint16 said...

I Love this countdown to Christmas, very pretty!! I am already a follower, thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas!!!

debpaint16@aol.com

debpaint16 said...

I have also posted this on my FB page,,,,Thanks again!!!

debpaint16@aol.com

Karelj said...

What an adorable idea! I have that stack and, if I find time, I'm going to scraplift! I love it! I'm having so much fun as a follower of your blog! It's great coming here and seeing and reading about all your creative ideas. Check out the 24 Days of Cards I'm hosting on One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity ( http://karelj.blogspot.com )...a new card idea every day from December 1 through the 24th...with a bonus card on the 26th! Thanks for the great blog hop!

Miria said...

I have never thought of using post it notes, what a great idea. I have a ton of them laying around, now I know what I can do with them. Thanks for sharing.

Miria said...

I posted on my blog and facebook about your awesome project and blog candy giveaway.

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

awesome calender, thanks for the chance to win.


perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

scrapperbecka said...

That is a beautiful calendar! Great job, Thank you for hosting this awesome blog hop

Lesley from WI said...

Your calendar is so cute. I love this paper!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr.com

silvia said...

Fabulous countdown calendar!!

Deb with Dogs said...

I love the DCWV stack! Excellent project, glad I'm hoppin'

Thanks for the chance to win - debshopn@gmail.com

jandbmom said...

Really cute calendar! TFS

Celestine1686 said...

cool stuff

bumblebee creations said...

I can't wait to try this new paper out!! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a new follower!

Elisha said...

Love your calender! I am now a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

poochietoo said...

great calendar Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs
Becky

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

I tried Michaels, Joanns and Office Depot none have the Post-it available at this time here in the Tampa Bay area. Your crafts have been so inspiring this week with that paper. Thanks

bumblebee creations said...

looks like Jennifer wasn't able to be in the hop after all??

Brenda said...

We love countdown calendars and this one is awesome

TeacherMom said...

Your calendar is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration. I picked up this stack and now know what I will do to get started in it!!! Thanks for the blog hop. Just got a little bit of this paper but haven't had a chance to play yet. Looking forward to the rest of the creations!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the calendar, the colors are beautiful, thank you for sharing. jman4@comcast.net

Jamie said...

Wow Donna, you did an amazing job on this calender.. it turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!
-jamie (fellow DT member!)
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Fantastic calendar and great details!!! Love it!! Thanks for the chance

BunnyFreak said...

Love the advent calendar. This paper looks so useful.

Sandy said...

Hi - I am a new follower! I didn't care for that particular stack, until I saw what you made with it! Beautiful!

tina said...

can't seem to find this paper anywhere...can't wait to try it

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Wow, a bunch of love and time was put into this advent calendar. I am already a follower
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

What an adorable calendar. Believe it or not, I really like the scalloped border for the page. I don't have any Post-it paper and would love to try it. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel
onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
christel(at)majesticdesigns(dot)net

Annel said...

I realy like your calendar. and I love 3m post it. I used it a few times and ran out, need more.
thanks for the fun blog hop and a chance to win
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

stefeni said...

Beautiful calendar! You did a fantastic job! I've been dying to try out this Post-it paper!!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Kards by Kathi said...

Love the calendar. I am impressed with your talent and I plan to make one of these for my granddaughter. Thanks for taking the time to do this blog and sharing your talent.

Laura said...

posted on Facebook
Tweeted
posted at the following yahoogroups :AllThingsTim@yahoogroups.com, scalhints@yahoogroups.com, Cricut_Chatter@yahoogroups.com,
cricutcutter@yahoogroups.com, SureCutsAlotUsers@yahoogroups.com,
Scrap-Savvy@yahoogroups.com,
cricutdemowa@yahoogroups.com
Free_Cutting_Files@yahoogroups.com

MaryNSC said...

I had never heard of these calenders when my baby boy was little I wish I had known.. I LOVE yours Thank you for sharing..

Marianne said...

I love your countdown calendar! This is so neat and would be perfect in a frame. Thank you for putting together this hop and sharing your project.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

jillangel said...

I'm a follower and that is an awesome advent calendar!
Jill
Jilliree at aol dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Your advent calendar is just beautiful, it would look so nice on my wall! LOL!
jennyplace26@gmail.com
I am already a follower

JenL said...

Awesome project!

ann55w said...

love your calander great idea
Ann W
weedmana@embarqmail.com

cricutkris said...

Nice project. I have to find some of this paper to try. Going to be your newest follower!

Charo said...

Love the post it paper... Hope I win.
Thank you!

scrappymama said...

great job on the calendar! Love it!! TFS!
esigmon@cox.net I am a follower.

Penny said...

Very creative advent calendar. I really want to try the post it paper.

nanapuddin said...

How creative..love it!! TFS! Would love to win some!
I've been a follower for a while!

Heather said...

Great calendar!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Josie0602 said...

Cute advent calendar!

Debbie said...

Oh your Countdown Calendar is gorgeous. What a great project!

bearilu11@yahoo.com

LissaMarie said...

I WANT ONE! lol.. sereously it is soo cool, I am going to have to scraplift that one!

CherylP said...

Love your calendar! I haven't seen this post it paper yet in NJ but I will keep looking.

Thanks for the chance to win!
cherylphillips at comcast dot net

freetimegone said...

I love your calendar and also seeing the other creations you have made with the post it paper. I love your emails and am glad I became a follower. Thank you for the chance to win the candy.

MaryEllen said...

Love your countdown calendar. thanks for sharing your idea. I just became a new follower

Laura said...

posted on Facebook
Tweeted
posted at the following yahoogroups :AllThingsTim@yahoogroups.com, scalhints@yahoogroups.com, Cricut_Chatter@yahoogroups.com,
cricutcutter@yahoogroups.com, SureCutsAlotUsers@yahoogroups.com,
Scrap-Savvy@yahoogroups.com,
cricutdemowa@yahoogroups.com
Free_Cutting_Files@yahoogroups.com
Google Buzz
and a bunch more yahoogroups...too many to name....was posting all day on everything I could think of gggggggggggggggg

Darlene said...

How cute and simple. TFS I would love to get my hands on some post it paper. I havent been able to find it at my Michaels.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Stephanie said...

Hi. I've been a follower for some timse. I love your calendar. I would really love to try some of this Post-it paper. TFS
stuff@gt.rr.com

live well laugh often love always said...

very cute, i love everything that thet christmas season has to offer, again i love your project, i think that i may get started on my own
thanks debbie
gad1974@windstream.net

StampinChelle said...

Just bought my first pack of post it craft paper...love it! Your countdown and advent calendar are great. misha_113 at yahoo dot com.

Lisa J said...

This is such a great idea! and MUCH cheaper than the ones you see at the stores!!


TFS!!
tjsgal at gmail dot com

Esmommy said...

Very nice what a great project. TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Maria said...

So pretty and quite simple too! TFS

donna said...

Hi-Donna here-the maker of the Countdown Calendar. I got the paper pack at Jo'Anns and also more post it paper. It is usually down low along the bottom of the shelf in a rack and hard to find. Ask the store clerk. I have now seen it in two stores. One in Maryland and one in Kentucky. Hope you can find it. Donna

Karen L said...

Your calendar is adorable...LOVE the bright sots of red!! I'm a new follower!!
kladd94803
at aol.com

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