Monday, December 15, 2014

December Cross Canada Blog Hop Christmas Decor

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring Christmas Decor.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

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This was a super fun project to work on- it all started because of the chocolate - as do most good ideas. I spotted these Ghirardelli chocolates at Costco and knew I had to find a use for them. Then came the Designed Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard. I set the chocolates down on the board and played around with them until I figure out what I wanted to create. (there were lots of other thing I should have been doing at that point.) But the end result was an Advent calendar.

The "case" for the chocolate is from the Cricut Artise Collection. It is a mini book cover but I took out the hole in Cricut Craft Room. The full recipe for the project is posted at the bottom. 

Here are the close up pictures.

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the Christmas Decor Blog Hop! Chris

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Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Valentine’s Day creations.  So mark January 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


  1. OMG! So cute! I love how your little pockets fit the chocolates perfectly. And chocolate really is the start of everything, isn't it? Merry Christmas!

    1. Chocolate is the start of most good things

  2. Very cute. What a great project. I have this board and need a Christmas theme. Gonna play with it to-day. Thanks for the inspration.

  3. Such beautiful & yummy artwork! I love all the details too, from ink distressing to the 3D creative front.

  4. Such a great idea for an Advent Calendar. Looks Great!

  5. I adore your advent calendar - thanks for sharing!

    1. You are very welcome I am glad you like it.