Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Supply List

Debbie and I are busy (an understatement indeed) getting everything ready for the Advent shipment on the 15th.  Today I pruned the lilac bush in my backyard for the twigs we need, but I didn't have quite enough so everyone in my neighborhood be on alert... if you see me coming down the street with cutting shears you will know what I'm after.
Our good friend Lorraine from Australia is here for a week so I have put her to work stamping, cutting, bleaching, etc.  No rest for the wicked, I say.  Deb has had some help on her end with her daughter-in-law stopping by to help.  And then there's the sisters..we can't leave out the sisters because they always help out when we do the big projects.  I really don't know what we would have done without Ann on this one.
stacks of hand dyed cheesecloth
It was requested that we provide a basic supply list for those that will be following along starting Oct 18th when we start the advent tags (step by step instructions for about 7 tags).  That sounded like such a great idea until I had to write it!
I know this list is LONG, but please do not get discouraged.  If you follow this blog, then many of these products may already be in your tool box. 
I might add, these are the very basic items used in the calendar.  The real list if items in the advent kit is over 3 pages long and includes many vintage things.  So I hope this list will be enough to help with the basic tag foundations.

22 Manilla Tag #8 (3 ¼ x 6 ¼”)
I have listed the stamps used in the calendar however, please feel free to use the stamps that are
already in your collection.
Tim Holtz Artistry Collection Clear stamps – harlequin stamp (selected Michaels stores)
Avignon Clear Stamp - 7gypsies
Calais Clear Stamp – 7gypsies (substitute any large flourish stamp)
Nottinghill stamp – 7gypsies  (substitute any script stamp)
Large stamps for embossing – faux bois and damask (Michaels)
Roma book cover – 7gypsies
Embossing powder and heat gun
Black cardstock
Perfect Pearls (most colors will work but we used heirloom gold) - Ranger
brushes for Perfect Pearls
Perfect Medium - Ranger
Mini Mister - Ranger
Distress ink - Frayed burlap, Vintage photo, Antique linen
Inkssentials Blending tool (extra foam pads) - Ranger
Archival ink, black -Ranger
Archival ink, sepia - Ranger
Metallic paint, gold - Ranger
Metallic paint, silver- Ranger 
small flat paint brush for glue
acrylic paint - creme and black
foam paint brushes 

Multi medium - Claudine Hellmuth for Ranger or Gel Medium - Golden
foam tape or squares (Therm o web)
wire -24 gauge

Basic Tool Box
needle nose pliers
acrylic block
paper piercer
sand paper/sanding block
scissors -Tim Holtz
scissors - small fine tip
X-Acto knife
metal edge ruler
self healing cutting mat
Distress ink
Blending tool
Craft mat for inking - Ranger
thick craft glue (Tacky or Crafter's Pick)
liquid glue (Glossy Accents- Ranger, Scotch - Quick Dry Adhesive)
glue stick (UHU, ThermOweb Quick Stick)

Tape Runner - Glue Arts (permanent), Scrapbook Adhesives, Herma (removable) by EK Success


  1. Make sure Paula you get Lorraine working!! You guys have the most beautiful blog, it's like I'm there with you...hugs (big ones to you both) xxx

  2. So, so excited about these kits and spending some time with my friends making them! And to think that a couple weeks ago I spent an evening reviewing the posts from the original tags and making my own supply list so we could do it! LOL! Can't wait to see how many things I missed. Thank you for this and for all the work that goes in to pulling these kits together!

  3. Good thing you had "Good Fairies" flit in to help! That looks like a lot of work!!! And a lot of supplies. Can't wait! Charlene

  4. I'm really excited about doing this project. Can't wait to get my kit!