Monday, November 15, 2010

Days til Christmas

These Christmas count down blocks are officially my first project with my NEW CRICUT! Yes no longer will you hear me complain about tracing letters from my computer screen.  I have finally joined the 21st century.
Now on to business.
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This project started out with a pile of this…
Pretty much everything from Michaels except the little dollar store fence.
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I sprayed everything with a burgundy spray paint.  The KILZ comes in a little later.
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I added some pretty scrapbook paper with modge podge and distressed the edges a little when completely dry.
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I aged the dried blocks with some Valspar Antique glaze.
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The numbers and letters on the sign were cut with the Cricut.  The KILZ was used to add a little snow to the fence.
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I think it turned out quite lovely !
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  1. Very cute project! :-)

  2. This is too cute! I love the little gold push pin and the flecks of "snow" on the fence. So adorable :)
    (and hooray for the new Cricut!)

  3. Very sweet. I love the addition of the picket fence.

    I'm so glad you got a cricut, so that we can admire and be inspired by what you come up with.

  4. Love it, Lisa! A great first project for the season and for your new Cricut! Love the little fencing around it.

  5. What a clever idea. It looks darling.

    Happy Holiday,

  6. i LOVE when i use my cricket! this turned out great!

  7. This is SO adorable! I love it! I would have never thought to use Kilz for snow! Genius!

    Lou Cinda :)

  8. Sooooo cute! I love the aged look you achieved with the glaze. Great Job!

  9. Very creative and unique! Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest.

  10. I love this! A great way to countdown until Christmas. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing, Joan

  11. This is so cute! I have an everyday perpetual calendar, but this looks so fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Now you need to make another for a giveaway and draw my name!! I love it Lisa ~ perfect.

  13. This is just darling! Congrats on the Cricut - I'm still a hand-painter-letterer :(

    Would love you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

  14. This is awesome! Hope you'll hop over and share this at my Holiday Hookup party!

  15. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...

  16. Super darling!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. I am going to feature this project tomorrow. Feel free to come by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button from my sidebar if you like :)

  17. I featured you on feature my favorites friday

  18. This would be so clever to use for different events as well as Christmas! Count down to end-of-school year, Vacation...Birthday, Mothers Day or Fathers Day...or even make a forever calendar. Just make double-sided plaques for each event, numbering would stay the same. Very nice and quite useful all year! =^..^=


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