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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Simon Say Stamp’s Holiday Sparkle Release featuring SO MANY PRESENTS in a Botanic Advent Calendar

Hello everyone! Welcome to Simon Says Stamp's new release, HOLIDAY SPARKLE! So many fabulous products! And speaking of fabulous, who said Advent Calendars were just for kids? I have a feminine Botanic Advent Calendar perfect for a special someone featuring Simon Says Stamp's So Many Presents. I would not classify this as a quick project but it certainly was easily pulled together and so much fun to make!


  • Neenah Classic Crest 80lb card stock was cut into twenty-five 6" by 6"panels.

  • The panels were stamped with So Many Presents in Versamark Ink. and embossed with gold embossing powder.

  • Twenty-five gift boxes were created using We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board. The boxes were constructed and reinforced with liquid adhesive. Velcro stickers were used as the closure for the boxes.

  • 1" number dies were used to cut both gold foil card stock and foam. After the numbers were stacked on the foam die cuts, they were adhered to the top flap of the opening on the box.


  • An 8 inch wood circle base was painted two times with white acrylic paint. A gold foil reindeer border die cut was adhered to the edge of the base.

  • The boxes were hot glued to the base. The first layer consisted of nine boxes followed by four additional layers; seven, five, three and finally one box on top.


  • The tree was first decorated with the foliage beginning with gold foil die cuts using Etched Delicate Frond. White die cuts using Etched Berry Branch were cut into two pieces and the berry element accented with pink confetti. Finally, white die cuts of a small branch from Christmas Foliage, highlighted with Nuvo Dream Drops, completed the layering of foliage.

  • Three pink blooms constructed from Etched Magnolia Blossom were adhered to the top of the tree with foam squares.

  • Gold foil die cuts from Stylized Butterfly and Etched Dragonfly were used to accent the tree. One dragonfly adhered to an acetate strip sits above the blossoms on the top of the tree.


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