MME Advent Calendar

advent calendar by danni reid

Hi Bloggers! Happy Monday to you! With Thanksgiving right around the corner we REALLY cannot ignore that the holiday season is literally upon us.  That being said, I’m so thrilled to welcome Danni Reid to our blog for her first guest designer post! She created this totally gorgeous Advent calendar with primarily My Mind’s Eye products, and I can’t stop looking at the close up photos and all the fantastic detail.

Advent starter ideas:

Prepare your eyes for a FEAST. (Before you feast on Thursday ;))

Enjoy!

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To start the Christmas season, I always start with getting my Advent calendar ready.  It feels so exciting adding the dates and seeing how many days there are left until the big day (eeeeek).  I was inspired to create this year’s Advent calendar once I saw the gorgeous MME Vintage Christmas line (full disclosure, I am on the DT)  However, my feelings about this line are not reflected by my DT position rather the beauty of the images, embellies and papers.  They are so glittery, and with absolutely rich colors & patterns that make you swoon.

I remembered seeing the most beautiful frames at Pier One and decided it would be fun to incorporate a lot of the MME Vintage stickers and embellishments into the Advent countdown.  I picked up a frame and soon got to work.  When I looked up from my project, I could not believe the glitter, the gorgeous images and patterns, and how happy it made me.  I can’t wait until we begin the countdown now, it’s sure to be fun to pull the clips down until the big day.

I hope you are inspired to create one for your home and family this season.

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Bonus Designer Tips: 

If you would like to use the chipboard or cardstock stickers on your advent calendar without making them too large, you can remove the adhesive by coating it with baby powder and removing excess.

Alternate the larger stickers or die-cuts with smaller so as to draw the eyes in to all the details.

SUPPLIES:

+ (add a black clip frame!! ;))

Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Danni for being our guest!

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  1. Neat advent calendar! Like all of the MME products and design. Nice presentation on the window, as well. Thx for the opportunity to win some candy. :)

  2. Great project. You can change embellishments each year (or even during the month) if you want something different.

  3. These are so awesome. I love how you show where we can get supplies. And, I love how you add all the great tips too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love MME and this is such an awesome project in so many ways! The layering is awesome and you gotta love all the shimmer and shine! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Congratulations to Danni for her first guest design! This project is so GREAT and with so many beautiful details I can’t imagine how much work this needed!!! Thank you for sharing!