Sunday, December 4, 2011


One of my all-time favourite projects is an advent calendar clipboard, that my friend Cathy ( and
invited me over to make with her.
Of course, I chose PINK.
I have it displayed all year long in my craft studio
but really enjoy actually using
it during December.

I covered the clipboard front with DP and began to layer my pieces.

The Ornaments are a Sizzix die and have a magnet attached to the back.

Behind the circle nestabilities, I cut a small piece of sheet metal for the magnets
to adhere to.

The ornament magnets are stored on the back side of the clipboard,
by attaching a piece of sheet metal and then DP to cover the metal sheet.
I also made a plastic pouch using a heavy duty sheet protector and s/a velcro dots 
to keep it closed.

The trees were made from a Sizzix die, 'glitterfied' and then popped up.

The tag was also made using a Sizzix die .

 The next card was made for my friend Curt (
When I saw the stamp of the dog with the Santa hat,
I knew that I 'needed' it to make a card for Curt since
the image reminded me so much
of his Shotsy and Gunther (Curt's giant schnauzer kids).

The little oval tag just tucks inside the top of the Santa stocking.

We have new neighbours and our Abbey has been smitten with their
little beagle, Jessie.  So this card was to Jessie from Abbey with
a little gift for Christmas.

And finally, this little gatefold card was made and sent to a few of my blogging
friends.  I have had these Justrite stamps for quite a while and finally put them
to good use.

Well, that's it for now.  
I'm off to my kitchen to make some Christmas caramels.

Thanks for stopping by.



Patti J said...

Bonnie, these are fabulous! As one of the recipients of the green gatefold, I can vouch that they are even prettier in real life! You are so sweet, and so talented! Love all of these, and yes, the card for Curt makes me think of his furbabies - the expression on the face makes me think of Gunner! Shotsy does everything he's told, Gunn's a bit of a rebel! Looks like he's saying "OOPS" or "I am SO busted"!!! Curt will love this! Have a good evening! We're to be hammered by ice, sleet, and 2-4" of snow tonight and tomorrow. Ick.

Gail said...

Bonnie, the advent calendar is great in your signature color!
The card for Curt is perfect; love the little jingle bell and the 'fur' on the hat!
The gatefold; what can I's amazing!

Marie Gamber said...

Love, love and love your advent calendar! what a creative idea! You did a wonderful job on it..... and I like pink too!
Your cards are just beautiful. Love the gatefold.

Beate said...

Oh...I love that clipboard and your card. Thanks for sharing the cool advent countdown idea.
Hugs and smiles

Teresa said...

All those lovely projects you've made and all I can think of is the christmas caramels ooh Bonnie I'll be there in five minutes lol...
Absolutely love your Advent calendar and the cards are all beautiful too, great work!
Can I ask did you receive my card? I posted to you while I was in America. Take good care and thanks for visiting my blog today. Hugs Teresa xx

Lee said...

Hi Bonnie.LOVE the advent calendar very clever n great embellies.

Your cards are just adorable and Stunning.We both know Curt is going to be over the moon with that card,he will probably shed a tear too,it does look like his beloved doggies.I adore the card from Abby too sooo cute,all the cards are lovely.Hugs to all xx Cuddles for the fur baby's xx.

Curt in Carmel said...

My card is just amazing and is sitting in a prominent spot and I see it multiple times a day. It is certainly cherished. Your other cards and your advent project are marvelous! You are the only one I know who can use pink for Christmas and make it look fabulous! Hugs, Curt