Friday, August 1, 2014

MFP Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 5

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Co’s Christmas in July Blog Hop Challenge! 

Each day, our designers will make sample projects from tutorials. The tutorials can be found on (You can join for free!)

Participants must play in each of the 5 daily challenges. Participants will need to make samples and upload them to our site with the InLinkz button. Participants should follow the daily tutorial to the best of their abilities. Items can be substituted if necessary. Participants should upload to each day’s InLinkz button.

Participants have until August 10, 2014 at  8PM EST to submit their projects with the InLinkz button.

We will have ONE grand prize winner who will get 5 stamp sets of their choice!
Thanks for joining us today! You have until August 10, 2014 at 8PM EST to submit your projects!

 Today's challenge is to make an Advent Calendar. (If you prefer, you could make a Birthday count down Calendar! That way you could use it year round!)

Here is the link to Pat's Tutorial on MFPSpeedyTV.
Instead of a 25 day advent calendar I created a 9 day calendar.  I used an 11 x 14 piece of poster board and covered it with some Christmas wrapping paper for the background.  I used various stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers to decorate each pocket.  The large bow was created using red felt and cutting it out using a die.  A button gem decorates the center of the bow.

Please visit these DT members' blogs for more samples
Pat G
                         Vickie  (you are here)


  1. Your Advent Calendar turned out awesome...I like all of the colors and embellishment that you added to the calendar...
    Well done

  2. Great idea to make it fewer days and it is very pretty. Well done! Hugz!