Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial...Counting Down the Days!

For this week's Tuesday Tutorial, we thought it would be fun to show you an adorable project for the Sweet Little Somethin' in your life!
What better way to remind your special someone that you love them than by counting down the days until Valentine's Day? 
Check out this super cute countdown calendar!



Step 1-Punch out 14 dog tags (or cut 14 rectangles approx 1"x2.75")

Step 2-Punch holes in coasters and dog tags using the Zutter.

Step 3-Decorate the front of the calendar with DP, border punch, ribbon and Label 4.


Step 4-Stamp about 16 hearts in black ink. (I always stamp more images then needed in case I mess one or two up).




Step 5-Cut out the hearts. (I like to leave a white border when cutting out an image to make it look like a sticker).

Step 6-Loop Zutter coil through the coasters and dog tags . Close coils.


(only put 3 tags on the far left of calendar and 10 tags to the right. if you want to start your countdown with 30 days)

Step 7-Glue hearts onto dog tags and add numbers one for each heart.  Starting with the far left side with 3,2 and 1.  Then add the numbers onto the dog tags on the right side starting with 0,9,8,7,6 all the way to 1.


Step 8-Cut a strip of paper 3.75"x2". Create an accordian fold by scoring along the 3.75" side every .25".


Step 9-Attach to the inside of both coasters.



Materials: L'il Cupid stamps-Whimsie Doodles, Zutter and coil, 2 coasters, black ribbon, letter and number stickers Memory Makers, Dog Tag punch, Labels 4-Spellbinders, markers

11 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is adorable! I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

Country Mouse said...

Very cute project!!!!

LindaC said...

That's a cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Charlene said...

That is super cute!! I love it! Now, I need to get a bind-it-all! ;)

The Old Geezer said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog
God bless you and your family

Busym1 said...

Very cute project...I would love to try it!

Caroline said...

This is such a gorgeous idea! Thank you

Lisa Atha said...

Awesome Tutorial, and very cute Project!

Lisa A.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Tutorials search engine today (look for timestamp: [20 Jan 03:56am GMT]).

Caroline said...

Spent all day creating mine and uploaded to the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery. Hope I did it correctly - a first for me, thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Haffner said...

What a cool idea!! BEAUTIFUL job.