being MVP: DIY "Frozen" Advent Calendar + Silhouette Portrait Electronic Cutting Machine #Giveaway

DIY "Frozen" Advent Calendar + Silhouette Portrait Electronic Cutting Machine #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the Advent Calendar from Silhouette for review. All opinions are my own.

Since Kenzie's birthday is actually Christmas morning and she has been asking me when her birthday is since the beginning of the year, I wanted to create something for her to count down the days until the special day. Silhouette makes it easy with their limited edition Advent calendar. You can truly customize the calendar to your liking with various shapes and colors however I decided to surprise Kenzie with a "Frozen" Advent calendar.



Materials:

Directions
  1. Select the shapes that you want to use from those included in the kit (or download from the Silhouette Online store). I decided on mixing it up with pocket shape, Snowflakes, 3d scallop box and ornament.
  2. Alternate using the light blue and white cardstock when cutting the shapes. I had to resize the shapes to get them to a small enough size to fit the calendar.
  3. Add a pretty snowflake to each box and pocket with glue. 
  4. Find a font that you like for numbers and cut 1-25 on the printable foil.
  5. Arrange the shapes on the ground in rows of 5 to finalize layout. 
  6. When you are happy with the look, add the foil numbers in sequence onto each shape.
  7. Insert a small treat into the boxes. The mini size chocolates fit perfectly as well as 2 Starbursts for each box.
  8. Use the included clips and hang shapes.
  9. Voila - ready for December! *I may end up adding some silver glitter to the ornaments if I find some extra time in my hectic schedule.

I think it turned out rad and professional! I didn't realize how easy it was to create 3d shapes with the Silhouette. I'm definitely a fan. Are you planning on making an Advent Calendar this year? Do you have a theme in mind?



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78 comments:

  1. I would create heat transfers to make onsies and tshirts for all the kids for Christmas in our family!

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  2. I would use the stamping kit to make homemade Christmas cards!

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  3. I would use the heat transfer starter kit to make tote bags with images on them for Christmas gifts.

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  4. I would use the Stamping and Adhesive Card Stock to make Christmas Cards

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  5. this would be great! I'd love the Glass Etching Kit to make personalized glasses for a gift.

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  6. I would make Christmas cards and decorations with my kids.

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  7. Visited and I would use it to make holiday cards and gift labels.

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  8. I'd like to use it to make fancy gift tags!

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  9. I would make Christmas cards.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  10. Definitely the advent calander, and some Christmas cards :)

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  11. I would love to doing the glass etching that they show on the website to make ornaments I am amazed that this machine will aid in making etched glass.
    Sarah Oswald

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  12. I would love to get the glass etching starter kit. It's something I've always wanted to try. Plus i could use it to make some great personal gifts to boot.

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  13. id love to use the Glass Etching Kit to make ornaments!

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  14. I would use it to make Thanksgiving placecards!

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  15. Glass etching kit! It'd be awesome for making personalized bake ware as presents!

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  16. I would make the Thanksgiving placecards. And also use it for giftcards and scrapbooking.

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  17. I would like to do some glass etching on wine glasses for my daughter for Christmas.

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  18. I would make Christmas cards and I would also use it for vinyl lettering on glass blocks that are lighted up

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  19. I would create my own Christmas cards.

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  20. I would do some adhesive vinyl for my wall and mirrors!

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  21. I would use the heat transfer to personalize our stockings.

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  22. http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/shop/glass-etching#

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  23. I would use the sewable fabric interfacing to make personalized shirts!

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  24. l would create ornaments for my students to give to their parents.

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  25. i would use it to make silhouettes pictures.

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  26. I would make Christmas cards!

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  27. I'd love to make an Advent Calendar like this one and heat transfers for tees for all of the kiddos in our extended family!

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  28. Id use it to make stencils for etched glass gifts!

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  29. I would love to create an iron-on apron project with the heat transfer kit!

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  30. Would love to win! (hope it's okay that I'm commenting here)

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  31. The glass etching kit would be awesome. I used to win best of show in glass etching all the time for 4H

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  32. I'd make vinyl cut outs for friends and family for gifts.

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  33. I'd use this to make embellishments for holiday scrapbook pages.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. i would use it to make an advent calender for my kids

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  35. I would cut some felt and maybe make some Christmas gnomes?!

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  36. Oh I so want one of these! I would use vinyl to cut and make shapes for Christmas wall decorating.

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  37. I would make custom Holiday cards.

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  38. I need to cut some felt. Im making a felt tree this year for the toddler.

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  39. Oh gosh! What wouldn't I create! Cards, scrapbook pages, so many things!

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  40. I would love to try the adhesive cardstock! I think that would make scrapbooking pics of my upcoming little one so much quicker and easier! I'm a VERY varied crafter, though! I would make my own Christmas cards, scrapbook elements, vinyl decals, stencils for art journaling, and sooo much more! I'm a paper addict and have to cut my projects by hand with an Xacto blade which doesn't always work out!

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  41. The STAMPING STARTER KIT would be a great way to make some amazing holiday cards.

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  42. I would create cards, tags, and decorations.

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  43. I'd love to make some holiday garland, decor or holiday dinners, and cards!

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  44. I would make tee shirts for all the grand children and some Christmas cards to send to those in the Armed Forces overseas.

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  45. I'd love to make some place cards for the tables!

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  46. I would make invitations and cards!

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  47. I would create custom made Christmas Cards.

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  48. I would use it to make holiday cards.

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  49. I think a pretty Christmas wreath would be great to make with this!

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  50. FIRST THING I WOULD MAKE FOR BE CARDS AND ALSO CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

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  51. I would use the glass etching starter kit to make some awesome wine glasses for the holidays!

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  52. I would love to do stamping
    Thanks for the chance

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  53. I would love using it to make Christmas cards!

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  54. I would decorate Christmas ornaments!

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  55. I would make Christmas cards! This looks so cool!

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  56. i would love to try the glass etching wow

    lmurley2014@yahoo.com

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  57. i would make Christmas cards and ornaments.

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  58. I would love to make this Advent calendar. I also love making cards

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  59. I love making cards so this would be perfect! (Loved the Advent calendar too!)

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  60. It would be fun to use the rhinestone starter kit to make cute shirts for my kids & nieces. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  61. I'd use the etching cream to make personalized vases

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  62. I love making personalized signs for families!

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  63. I would create holiday cards for Christmas and tags for presents.

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