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A Festive Christmas Countdown

First, I would like to extend my thoughts and heartfelt prayers
to all of my friends on the East Coast...stay safe out there, y'all!

Okay, really.  
I don't know if this post was deleted from my blog or if I simply 
failed to post it in the first place...but I cannot believe that you all
have missed out (hehehe) on one of my 
Earth Friendly Friday Projects at Authentique Paper!

My husband gets tons of 'stuff' in the mail pertaining to his job: 
samples, displays, packaging, etc.
And because his 'office' is his vehicle, he doesn't have the room to haul around 
each and every thing that he's been sent.  
Take this acrylic display for
was set to go in the trash and I quickly grabbed it up!
Because you can find these frames just about anywhere,
I thought it would be a great  
Earth Friendly Friday project :)

Are you ready to
Gather up the papers & stickers from the
Festive Collection
and let's get started!
 You will also need an 8.5 X 11 acrylic frame and dry-erase marker
I also used: sewing machine, Rolled Daisy Die and
Dainty Doily Die by, flat-backed adhesive
 pearls, Lollipop Font Die by Lifestyle Crafts, Cursif Font
 svg cut, buttons and hand-cut banner and holly leaves.
 I traced the banner from a negative space in a die-cut sheet.
Layer the round sticker onto your doily with foam dots.
 I love the look of the two different stitches on the papers.
 If you don't have a sewing machine handy, you could add a
pretty trim around the edges or hand-stitches.
 Ahhh, Authentique Papers were made for dies!
Not all paper cuts and rolls as beautifully.  These little blooms went together so quickly.  
I inserted a small foam dot into the center of each flower and then attached the pearl to it.
Although I hand-cut the holly leaves, you could use a punch, die-cut or leaf embellishments.
 And for the pièce de résistance:
use a dry-erase marker to creatively countdown each
day until Christmas day.  Have fun coming up with different
scripts and fonts...make each day's countdown unique :)
Authentique Paper Supplies:
Festive: Jolly, Merry and Believe Patterned papers; Details 12x12 Stickers
That's all for tonight...Have a terrific week!


  1. Wow! Great idea with the frame! Looks wonderful! It's so mans junk is anothers pot of gold!

  2. Very cool idea! Your frame is beautiful and I love the pretty flowers, leaves and gorgeous papers! LOVE this! I will be keeping an eye on out packaging that comes in the office-great idea!
    Sherrie K

  3. Fabolous project, Shellye!

    I might copy the idea, as I still have plenty of these displays at home - I have hoarded them as I have made all year round calendars as gifts for years, but I admit I'm getting tired of making them. This might be the prefect idea on how to use them :-)

    Love all the details on your display - just beautiful!


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