December 6, 2016

December Take 5 Tuesday Challenge - Paper Issues

The December Take 5 Tuesday Challenge is up over on the Paper Issues blog today!! For my last Take 5 project of 2016, I went with something completely different than my usual 12x12 layout. This month it's a Countdown to Christmas Calendar, that includes a FREE cut file! I used the beautiful  Merry & Bright collection by Fancy Pants Designs, and I still fit in 5 items from the challenge list too.  I started with the frame, added in the colors white and green, wood grain paper and those little triangles on the banner for my 5. What a fun way to count down the days! You could also use this idea to count down to a birthday, wedding date or any holiday, just by changing the "shape" of your numbers.

To start my calendar, I cut the tree shaped numbers using my Silhouette Cameo and this free cut file, then backed them with the green and wood grain papers. Next I added the triangle banner and the little gift box. I used re-positionable adhesive on the back of the box so I am able to move it as we count down the days.

I finished it off by adding various bits and pieces from the Merry & Bright ephemera pack, then placed it to my 12x12 frame. I love how it looks displayed in our home!

Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog for even more Take 5 Challenge inspiration. And, don't forget to use code: Mary Ann for 20% off when shopping in the Paper Issues store!!

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