Saturday, December 21, 2013

Heart 2 Heart - All Framed Up

I've been absent from my blog the last week or two, as I've been working hard on filling the gaps in my tree (if you read my last post, you know what I mean).  In reality, I've been creating some items that I can't share on my blog, because it would spoil the secret of gift giving.

I did find some time to play with the All Framed Up Challenge at Heart 2 Heart.  I've had one of those awesome wired frames hanging out in my stash, intending to make a countdown calendar.  Now let's be honest . . . had the challenge not come up, my countdown calendar would have been done next year.

BEFORE WE MOVE ON . . . my walls are not as red as what's in the picture.  These photos make the wall look "glaring red".  This is actually an accent wall in my stairway, and it's a dark red, but not glaring.  I promise.

So here is my countdown calendar, and in this view it's showing all the tags hanging at the bottom.  I hung them there for the photo, but don't intend to keep them there all the time (I have a little box for them).  I decorated both sides of most of the tags . . . except for the tags that say "Christmas".

Here are the tags.


 And once you've done your countdown, you can reverse the top row of tags to just say Merry Christmas for the remainder of the season. 

This was a lot of fun to make, and I love that I can now remove the tags and design something else perhaps with family photos or another seasonal item.

Loving the frame . . . my one wish would be another wire closer to the top . . . yes?!?!

Happy Holidays! 

All product is Close To My Heart except the embossing powder used on #25, which is American Crafts. 


  1. Such a great idea! What a wonderful count down calendar, I hope you don't mind a lift one this one! Thanks for joining us at H2H

  2. What a wonderful idea! I adore that alphabet, and it works really well in this project! Your tags are super-cute--thanks for linking up with us at H2H! :)