Friday, November 15, 2013

Muffin tin {Advent Calendar}

Hi Crafters,

This is a super fun challenge over at Cut it Up! Make a count down or advent calendar using a die cut. I had seen the mini muffin advent calendars the past few years. I tucked the idea away and thought this was the perfect time to try it out.

I started out by cutting out scalloped and regular circles that were sized to fit over the holes of the tin. I then used ALL sorts of fonts to cut out the numbers. I cut out scalloped squares and regular squares to layer over the base. I used a printed stack from DCWV called Crafted Christmas for the patterned paper. I accented these with buttons and some Pez-a-Bling.

I got some magnet material with adhesive on the back to attach everything to the cookie sheet (and this makes it reusable). I cut this slightly smaller than the original circles so the magnet would not show.

I finished it off with some smaller circles to fit inside the cups. I didn't want to glue those in so I put a small magnet on the back of those as well. I put a die cut on top so it would still look pretty as I counted down to Christmas. These little images came from Christmas, Christmas Cheer, Designer Calendar, and Gypsy Wanderings.

This was a fun project! It has over 100 cricut cuts. It is for sure the most cricut intense project I've created so far.
As usual we have some great prizes to give away...
$25.00 gift certificate from Pez-a-Doodle
a $10.00 gift certificate to Kaboodle Bug Designs

Be sure to stop by Cut it Up! to link up your count-down project for a chance to win!

Happy Christmas Crafting,


  1. This is so clever! I love the simplicity of the inside cuts. Very nice!

  2. Now this is creative! I would love this in my kitchen, very festive and a very nice holiday conversation starter!

    You ladies are so creative! This DT rocks!


  3. Totally thought I commented on this! I love this idea and the sorta country feel! Super fun!