Christmas Countdown Craft

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 16, 2008 in Crafts, Other items, Today's Photo

During my ‘craft frenzy’, I created a ‘Christmas Countdown’ that can hang on a wall or mirror.  I used one of the new Decor Elements from Stampin’ Up! for this project.

I started with a plain white canvas (literally), and added some Old Olive ink for an aged effect.

After struggling to apply the Decor Elements to the canvas, I finally read the directions and noticed that they are not recommended for textured surfaces such as this.  You can achieve the same idea by applying the elements to a piece of smooth, painted wood or even cardboard – but I wouldn’t recommend using a textured canvas for this project.

I am, however, happy with the results – but it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here (well…maybe not blood – but there sure were a lot of sweat and tears as well as a frantic phone call to SU! Demonstrator Support)…


I applied the numbers for the countdown to Old Olive cardstock (which was MUCH easier than the textured canvas!!!!) cut into ovals and backed with scalloped patterned paper.  The numbers are attached to the canvas with velcro – and I even adhered an envelope to the back of the canvas to hold the unused numbers:


I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the canvas to string ribbon for hanging.  That Crop-A-Dile will punch through ANYTHING!

One more Christmas craft tomorrow…

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