Saturday, August 18, 2012

Count Down to Disney World

Count Down to Disney World - I have sad and happy news all at once! Today starts the last challenge for Craft Your Days Away. I have really enjoyed my time at Craft Your Days Away. I started playing in their challenges when they first formed and was elated when I made the team. They are an amazingly talented and sweet group. Joanne kept us organized and there was so much support from everyone on the team. Thank you Joanne for everything!

The happy news is that the last challenge is Anything Goes!

Now onto my project. I am taking my 4 grandson's to Disney World in October. In October they will be 7, 3, 3, and 11 1/2 months. To help them with their anticipation, I have made count down calendars for them.

Simular to an advent calendar, they have a little package that they will open each day for 2 weeks. The gifts all have something to do with Disney. One of the packages has Mickey Mouse flipflops, one has a Mickey helicoper that the blades are a little fans to cool them while we are waiting in line. Other packages have Cars fruit drops or something simular. It was hard to find something that the 7 year old and the 1 year old would both like, but I am very happy with what I came up with.

My DP is Creative Imaginations, Magic. The black is actually matting material left overs from a framing shop. It is great for this as they really sturdy.

I cut the Mickeys using my Cricut and the Mickey and Friend cartridge. The boys names are stickers. The 2 boys that live near me put their own stickers on. I did it for the 2 that live far away.

The chains are made embossed cardstock, with the count down days written with a black Sharpie.

Each day the boys will tear off a link and then dig through the package box and find the coordinating number on the package. They will then have a little gift and know how many days until we leave.

I made a hanger using a soda can tab and gold string.

I am as excited about going as the boys. Maybe I should have made one for me too. LOL
Top Tip Tuesday One Layer + Tip - use a soda can tab for a hanger.
The Paper Shelter CAS
Lil Red Wagon #146 Animal
Aud Sentiments #61 Number - Each link has a number on it. Not all visable in the photos
Totally Paper Crafts #130 Song Inspired - M I C K E Y   M O U S E
Fairytale-Challenge Blog #48 Song Inspired - M I C K E Y   M O U S E
Chocolate Coffee Cards #19 Emboss - The links are dry embossed


  1. This is awesome Mari and you are a lovely Grandma or what ever the little ones call you. They are very lucky to have you. I hope you all enjoy your time at Disney. It has been super working with you sweetie and I wish you all the best in your other DT positions and any other ones you may have in the future.


  2. Ohhh this are great fun! LOVE your Soda can top tip too! how clever never would have thought of that one! maybe we will see you again soon!
    hugs Samantha :0)

  3. What an absolutely wonderful project for your grandsons! I'm sure they will love it. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Great to make such a tear off calender.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale challenge blog.
    LG Michelle

  5. this is very cute, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

  6. Ein bezauberndes Werk und eine tolle Idee.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challege. Liebe Grüße.

  7. What a fab card and lovely song for kids it fit´s perfekt to your cards! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  8. Your project put a smile on my face. I love everything about it and your grandsons are very fortunate to have you for a Grandma!!! Super tip too!
    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Hugs

  9. What a brilliant way to build the excitement - I only hope they're not all completely uncontrollable by the time you go!! Wonderful One Layer cards... and I hope you have an absolutely fantastic Disney holiday!
    Alison x

  10. What a great project,your Grandchildren must be very excited.:)Jacqueline.S

  11. What a fabulous project...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  12. Wow this is such a great project. Love the mickey design and choice in colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  13. Gorgeous idea! Love the paperchains! Reminds me of Christmas! Great make! :)

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    - Mel xx

  14. You have made lovely countdown calendars for the grand-children. Hope you all have a lovely time. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  15. How sweet is that?! I love it. Great work.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra