Monday, November 19, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Seven (and a giveaway)!

Happy Monday! I hope this post finds you excited for the Thanksgiving weekend and inspired (and is anyone just a smidge frantic?) about the Christmas season fast approaching! We are having such a great time with the Twelve Days of Christmas blog hop with Xyron, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Creative Imaginations that we couldn't wait to get started on week two. Today we have three fantastic projects from Xyron DT member Van Nguyen - head on over to her blog for instructions on how to create these yourself!

I am crazy about Advent calendars - and the story about how/why Van created this one will touch your heart (especially if you are a military family). What a great way to celebrate the season!

If you have a young reader in your house then this library kit is a perfect (and creative) gift - made with just a few sheets of paper!

Last - but certainly not least - as soon as I finish typing this post I am heading in to my studio to make these headbands as stocking stuffers for all of my nieces! Van gives you easy to follow instructions and the picture of her little girl wearing the finished product will be sure to bring a smile to your face.  What a great project!

Now that I have you inspired - how about a giveaway to start our week! TWO lucky people are going to win a Xyron prize pack that includes a 2.5" create-a-sticker, our new Glue Stick for Corners, an Adhesive Eraser and a Tape Runner! There are two ways to enter - leave a comment here on the blog, and/or head on over to my Facebook page and say hello.  We'll draw a winner from each and announce it on my Facebook page tomorrow morning. Good luck!

If you missed Day Six, check out these darling ornaments over on the Creative Imaginations blog, and this gorgeous Season's Greetings box over at Design Memory Craft! Stay tuned the rest of the week for even more great project ideas!



68 comments:

  1. What cute packaging ideas.. always love my Xyron.,.:D

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  2. Love that headband. Wish I had some little girls to make it for. And I really need a 2-1/2 inch Xyron. :)

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  3. I love my xyron this post made my creative juices start to bubble.

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  4. I just told my daughter we could make one of the flowers that are on the headband...but put it on a clip! Now I can find the directions easy! Thanks!

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  5. Three great projects! Each one is so creative! I really like the advent banner.

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  6. Cute advent projects, thnanks for the inspiration

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  7. Wonderful ideas as usual. Thanks

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  8. Thanks for the great project ideas!

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  9. We were a military family too, but I wasn't a paper crafter then - but the story did resonate. Great projects too !

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  10. Awesome project! Love them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I love these ideas! I'm an advent calendar junkie....always looking for new ideas, and I love the idea of a library kit!

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  12. happy monday to all and i would like to wish everyone a wonderful and very happy thnaksgiving!
    marie

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  13. I love advent calendars too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Fun stuff! Really love the banner!!

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  15. I have seen a lot of advent calendars but never one like this..gorgeous! I soooo want to make this!

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  16. Great ideas and giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Would love to try it, and add to my collection

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  19. Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!wendyfellers@hotmail.com

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  20. Thanks so much for the chance to win! stampwithbonniej@gmail.com

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  21. Love, love!! Thanks for the chance to win! chefl@swbell.net

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  22. What great ideas! Gotta love Xyron!!!!! :-D

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  23. I love Advent calendars too! So many nice projects! Wish I had a little girl to make the headband for! :)

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  24. Super ideas here - my daughter is looking for some advent calendar ideas, and this banner is so sweet!

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  25. Great ideas and projects. Can't wait to get started
    after learning how to do these. TFS

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  26. i just love advent calenders too and thid is so much fun thanks!

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  27. Love the projects today...especially the Advent Garland!

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  28. These are so cute. Wonderful idea's. I cant wait to try these for myself.....

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  29. Fantastic ideas, thank you for sharing.

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  30. Fabulous decor and gift ideas!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  31. Love the ideas and the giveaway

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  32. Love your tips, tricks and ideas! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for a chance to win these great products!

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  33. fantastic projects! thanks so much for the chance to win the amazing products too!

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  34. When the kids were little we always had an Advent calendar. Now that i'm by myself I haven't had one for many years. I might get inspired to make one for me and Bear this year. (Bear is my yorkie friend.)

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Carla from Utah

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  36. Great crafts for Christams !! Thanks for the chance to win !!

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  37. So many projects, so little time. Great ideas keep coming.

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  38. Great projects! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Love it!

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  39. I love all of the projects, thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. A lot of wonderful projects! Great idea for a headband and I love those library cards! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  41. I have seen so many beautiful ideas for advent calendars this year, but this one is particularly gorgeous!

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  42. Love the advent banner! very fun project!
    DeniseB

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  43. Such great projects from Van today. Love the Advent banner and the headband, the library catalogue system is really darling too but I'm afraid not practical for my family as our home is wall-to-wall books! It would take a lifetime!

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  44. Great projects today. Loved the hair band and the Advent Banner is a great idea.

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  45. Love the Advent Banner What a great idea

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  46. so very, completely adorable...........

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  47. Love the Advent banner. TFS and for a chance to win this giveaway. God bless.

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway opp. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Doreen
    dozeedo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I love Xyron products! Xyron makes being crafty so much fun and easy! I love the projects you shared and will have to make the headband for my granddaughters. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. I love the advent calenders too and I am a HUGE fan of Xyron. I think I have all their machines. I wish I had more time in the day to craft--life and work gets in the way. I can't wait to retire...... Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  51. Very cute projects. I love the products that I have of yours! Merry Christmas--after a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  52. What a wonderful idea!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Im always looking for different advent calendars, and this one is great. love the variety of things you could include, and the display potential. thank you for the idea.

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  54. Love the hairband idea! Love these ideas!!

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