Christmas is such a magical time of year. One of my favorite memories of when my children were young was the excitement they had of hopping on the computer and tracking Santa’s whereabouts on the night of Christmas Eve. The anticipation was palpable! Well, now you can incorporate the fun of tracking Santa into your home decor with the One Canoe Two Santa Tracker Globe by American Crafts
The Santa Tracker globe
includes a Santa sleigh wood piece with a magnet on the back and several adhesive magnetic dot stickers to adhere to the surface of your globe.
I did not want the magnetic dots to show, so I opted to purchase thicker magnets and hot glue them to the inside of the globe. The stronger magnets penetrate the thickness of the globe wall and allow you to place the Santa sleigh piece in the places you have a magnet adhered to the inside.
I used the shiny, gold foil star stickers from the Shimelle Sticker Book
to mark the location of the magnets on the surface of the globe. The stars add a festive flair to this fun decor piece!
I can’t wait to add this globe to my Christmas decor! And I know my kids will have fun tracking Santa until the big day arrives.
American Crafts 12×12 Scarlet Textured Cardstock (71030)
American Crafts 12×12 Spinach Textured Cardstock (71051)
Lettering Delights Cut Flower Holiday Florist – Christmas Set
Stampin’ Up Pretty Pines Thinlits Die Set (141851)
Red Glitter Brads
This week we are sharing advent calendar ideas on the Echo Park Paper blogv. I chose to create mine out of one of my very favorite Carta Bella products … the designer cardstock! It’s usually a part of every project I do here for the blog, but this time I wanted to make it the focus!
I found this darling cut file in the Silhouette design store and knew that the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock
would make the perfect base for this tree. It’s hard to capture just how beautiful the sheen is on these papers with a camera, but trust me! They are the perfect choice for all of your holiday projects.
In addition to having a beautiful shimmery surface, this cardstock
boasts a 111 lb. weight! It’s very sturdy and makes a great base for dimensional projects like this one … cardmakers will swoon over it’s weight, too!
Let’s take a closer look at this project, shall we! In addition to the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock
, I also used the Gold Shimmer
and Ruby Red Shimmer
to create ornaments and a star for the tree. For each day in December, add an ornament to the tree. There is a spot for exactly 25 ornaments.
If you look closer at the star and jingle bells you can see that I added dimensional details with yellow pearl paint.
I also used the gold and ruby red cardstocks
to create gifts for under the tree. The red gift bag holds all of the ornaments until they are ready to be placed on the branches. When the big day finally arrives, you or your child can open the small gift as one of your Christmas presents! The bow on this gift was created using the Mini 3D Bow die
This sweet, little tree measures 16″ tall. It’s the perfect size to place on a desk, dresser, or adorning an empty corner on a counter. You are sure to feel the holiday spirit as you decorate it each day!
Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Ruby Red Shimmer Cardstock
Mini 3D Bow Die
Poinsettia Die Set
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
Red, Green, Navy Baker’s Twine
Delivering delicious, homemade treats to neighbors and friends is one of those iconic holiday traditions that I adore. If you are going to take the time to take a treat, why not package them in an adorable way while you are at it?!
The window allows a peek inside to the homemade goodies. You can use several types of materials for the window; re-purposed clear packaging, a sheet protector, or a transparency. I chose to use a heavy-weight clear presentation report cover. These can be purchased at your local office supply or copy store.
Everyone loves homebaked goods during the holidays! This stocking box would be the perfect way to deliver them. I hope you feel inspired to create your own holiday treat packaging!
Christmas Cafe SVG Set by SVG Cuts
Silhouette Cameo Machine
Brown Distressing Ink
Clear Presentation Cover
Have a great day!