Friday, November 30, 2012

Challenge #7- 3D Holiday Project

Hi there!  It's time for another challenge over at Cut It Up!  The challenge is to create a 3D holiday project.  It can be any holiday but remember to use a die cut!  For my project I made Countdown to Christmas wooden blocks!  I painted the bottom two blocks and sanded the edges.  I then adhered Christmas paper to the front with Mod Podge.  For the top block, I painted the front with chalkboard paint!  The letters were cut out from the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge using vinyl.  I am also entering this into a few challenges.  I hope to see you link up your project at Cut It Up!  Thanks for looking and have a great day!  :)

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  1. Karen, this is such a fantastic project! The papers are gorgeous and how amazing is chalkboard paint?! I love that you used it! I would play with it all day long if I had some. ;) What a fun, interactive project this is. Wonderful work, my friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  2. Karen this is great project that can be used for years to come. I also see a desk calender count down for each month! Excellent project. Love the chalkboard paint idea.

  3. This is fabulous! I love how you decorated your blocks and that chalk board paint is an awesome idea!


  4. This is a lovely home decor project!

  5. What a FABULOUS nad FUN project!!I enjoyed it so much!!!
    Have a wonderful Friday,

  6. What a fun project! My daughter would totally love this count down! Thanks for linking up at this week. Make sure you come back and visit us December 1-25 for tons of inspiration, freebies and weekly giveaways during our 3rd Annual 25 Days of Crafting Showcase!

    ~ Jen, MPC Design Team

  7. Oh my gosh, Karen, this is fabulous!! What an awesome project!! I love the idea of the chalkboard paint and then just erasing the number to count down!! I love it!! As a kid, I would have been erasing that number first thing in the morning, hoping it would bring Christmas that much sooner ;) Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. I love this!! Love the use of the chalkboard paint to make a great countdown you can use year after year!


  9. What a fabulous idea to the count down to Christmas. These blocks are awesome:) So festive!!

    Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at DTC!
    Sherrie K
    DTC-Guest Designer

  10. Karen, what a SPECTACULAR idea!! Seriously, I must make one of these!! I love, love, LOVE it!! Such a creative idea perfect for using year after year...

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  11. Fabulous project and I love the black idea with the chalk paint! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

  12. Karen, this is so fun!! I love the idea of the chalkboard paint!! Thanks for the fun inspiration!!! :)

  13. This is awesome! Makes me want to go grab some scrap wood from my hubby's projects and cover them with paper.
    :) Janis

  14. I have to agree with all the comments, such a fun project and creative use of chalkboard paint!

  15. Brillaint idea to use the chalkboard paint on the block. I love this!

  16. What a great idea! You are so creative:) Love the chalkboard feature!!