Sunday, November 13, 2011

Merry Advent Calendar - SVG Cuts DT Project.

Hey all! It's been a LLOOONG time again!

It's been pretty hectic lately, and I've been hardly home during the day EVERYDAY!  I'm at a point I actually just want a day at home so I can catch up on my laundry!  I know it has only started and it's just gonna get busier for a little while...  So, please just get used to the idea of seeing a new blog post once a week until Christmas...  I'm sure you're also busy - so I'm being nice.  The more posts I make, I'm taking your time away from all the things you need to get done. Right?  Me always thinking of others :)

Anyway, it's another SVG Cuts DT project day!!!! and I was soo excited to share this one.  I have always wanted to make 3D Letters - I see so many of you making them, but I had never made them before.  As well, I had such a blast making my last Halloween Advent Calendar, so I HAD to make one for Christmas.  So... why not combine these two files and make a 3D Letters calendar??? 

Okay, honestly, I wasn't too sure how it was going to work out...  Having never made these letters before, I didn't know if the compartments would fit.  The depth of the calendar and the 3D letters are different - how would I go about that?  All in all... after some serious thinking, it all came to me! I maximized the letters big enough to be able to cut on a 12x12 mat and I broke apart the doors, and brought them over to the letters.  IT FIT! Barely, but it worked! I also changed the height of the compartments to match the depth of the letters! It worked like a charm!

So... here's my project!!! Yes, finally you get to see it!

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Okay, I don't want to brag about this, but I think that this turned out pretty darn cute. It was so fun to make - this definitely is one of my favorite projects that I've EVER done in my mod paperie life :)

Don't you just love the paper? It's the Season's Greetings Collection from Echo Park - LOVE their papers - I must get EVERY LINE that they make! The numbers that I used the dates are from the stickers from Christmas Dots & Stripes collection - the dates went up to day 25, so it was just PERFECT!

Okay, you are so lucky today - you're gonna be able to see LOTS of pics from me and get all the fine details that I've put into my project!

Letter M

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Love the 3D poinsettia - from the 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit :)

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Arent' the stamps cute? It's from the Holiday Traditions set from Punkin' Patch Stamps - and I also used the matching Stampables to create the exact cut around the stamps! Neato!

Letter E

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Holly, again from 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit.

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This stamp is from Holiday Traditions, too! Such cute stamps!

Letter R

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Okay, I think that this stamp usage is my favorite one - on an airmail package! You can get the file from the Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree SVG Collection. I just love how it brings out the stamp from the Gingerbread Kisses set.

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Second Letter R

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I added the icicles and the snowflakes on this one to make it all frosty!

Letter Y

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This Santa Sleigh was the VERY last element that I added to the project. I wanted something to finish off the project, but didn't want a heavy looking embellishment - it would look unbalanced. Then, it hit me - Christmas Eve... SANTA! and it's the last letter! AND, better yet - there was a simple Santa sleigh SVG file from Christmas in the Village SVG Collection!

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...and beautiful pinecones to finish off the last letter! from 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit. I used Sno Writer and made nice white puffy surface on the tips of the pinecones.

So, here's how I did it! For more info on the sizes and exact files used, please go visit SVG Cuts blog.

Here's the quick run down - to make this project possible - you need TWO collections from SVG Cuts. They are 3D Letters SVG Kit and Classic Advent Calendar SVG Kit.

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You resize, break apart, paste and such and each of the letters before cutting out should look like this:

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You also need to adjust the compartment height from the Advent Calendar to fit the letters.

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These compartments will be deeper than the regular advent, so it will give you more space to fill up with goodies :)

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Then comes assembly - when assembling, because you are adding in such a tight space, you WILL NEED to cut off parts of the tabs. Then add some heavy weight material (I used rice), in order to make the letters stable to stand :)

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Anyway, don't get overwhelmed - it's actually pretty fun to make, and once you make one letter, you'll get a hang of it! You don't have to embellish like mine - you can do whatever you want with it!

That's it folks! and leave me some love if you like my project! (Only if you like my project! LOL!)

Here's the last peek at it:

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Ohhh, did you hear the latest in my exciting news??? Leo and Mary from SVG Cuts have given us the whole DT team a Sizzix Eclips and eCAL software as a Christmas bonus!!! We were so shocked when we found out!!! This is the machine that they recommend as the BEST - so I can't wait!! I am not braggin' here... I just want to express my thanks to Leo and Mary and let you all know how generous these two are, and how well they treat us :) I must say that I am very lucky to be working for a such great company! Stay tuned for my posts on Sizzix Eclips!

Have a great crafty day!

15 comments:

  1. Totally amazing and can't imagine the time it took but know a lot of love went into this and it will be around for years to come. For me, a novice at 3 d projects it's just a little too intimidating so I'll just love yours from afar but I definitely want to get the Alphabet set to do some things. Again, amazing, stunning, totally awesome.

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  2. Fantastic project! Your explanation should make it easy to do. Wonderful idea!!

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  3. WOW what a lot of work and detail you put into your project!! It came out super super cute. I love it!!! Thanks for the detailed explanation even though I'm not sure if I can pull it off :)

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  4. This is a seriously amazing project!!! I love it!!! =)

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  5. You did an amazing job! I especially love the icy drip on R #2, but it's all so wonderful!
    You definitely earned that fabulous Christmas bonus! Can't wait to see what you make next!

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  6. How amazing!! You really have outdone yourself on this one. I love every element that you have brought together for this project and you used the punkin patch stamps too! Have fun cutting with your new cutter :)

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  7. So very cute! Thanks for sharing you awesome work. Now I have to go try some altered letters myself!

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  8. Absolutely Beautiful my love! As always you amaze me!

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  9. Totally amazing! You must have put some time into this and it shows - it is so beautiful and I am sure your kids will love playing with these! Melanie

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  10. So stinkin' cute! You did an a simply amazing job!

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  11. You are incredibly talented and I love all the detail you put into your projects. Keep up the excellent work.

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  12. WOW! This is absolutely amazing! You are very talented!

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  13. It's really great idea and good job, really cute, I LOVE IT!!! Happy christmas to you!!!

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