Monday, December 5, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas Day 5

Hello friends. I just got back from Disneyland and so I'm just joining in the fun of Emma's 12 Days of Christmas. If you arrived here from Cindy's blog you are in the right spot. If not make sure to start at Emma's blog.

Today I have a super simple project to share but a great one to make if you have little kids. It is a countdown to Christmas paper chain.



I always used to make these when I was a little kid and my children love them too. All I did was take 2 (12x12) sheets of glittery Core'dinations cardstock. I cut each sheet into 1" strips. Next I looped and stapled the first piece into a chain, then I linked the second one through the first one and stapled it. I continued linking and stapling until I had a link for each of the days until Christmas. I used the little starburst from the Build a Banner kit by My Creative Time as well as the numbers off of the All Around Birthday Time stamp set to finish off my countdown chain.


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Items Used:

My Creative Time - Build a Banner Kit
My Creative Time stamps - All Around Birthday Time
Core'dinations Cardstock

138 comments:

  1. OMG!!! THIS TOTALLY BROUGHT BACK MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES!!! I USED TO LOVE LOVE LOVE MAKING THESE IN SCHOOL!!! GREAT JOB MY SWEET FRIEND!
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    Emma;)

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  2. I remember making these as well.
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  3. my daughter did this in her CCD class and wrote a good deed on each paper strip for each day on the chain. i just love this idea.

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  4. I remember these
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  5. we made these a kid and that's what we hung around the tree and room!! love the sparkly look!! doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  6. Great idea,Glora!! I love the glitter paper!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. What a great idea!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  8. Very cute, Gloria. perfect for kids.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

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  9. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
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  10. such a fun project!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
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  11. How cute is this project??? I love the glitter paper. Think I'm going to have to make with my nephew. Thank you so much for sharing and the inspiration AGAIN!! Hugz:)
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  12. I love this idea! How cute! Nice job! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  13. What a fun way to count down the days, my kiddos will love it!! Thanks

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  14. My son made one of these at daycare-love the extras you put on yours to spruce it up!
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  15. Hi Great job.
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  16. Love this idea!
    So fun
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  17. What a GREAT idea!!! Such a great combination of an advent calendar - and paper chains...the perfect KID decoration!

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  18. Aww too cute. I loved making the paper chains as a kid. I think I might even start that tradition with my daugther.

    Thanks for sharing
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  19. I bet the kids love this -- especially the closer it gets to Christmas.
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  20. welcome back and hope you had a great time! Im sure this gets the kids amp'd for christmas hehe
    Cyndy
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  21. ooh! I love it Glora! Thanks for bringing the memory back to me; I used to make these when I was a kid too...

    Jamie
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  22. What a cute idea, love it!

    Leslie

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  23. this is a great idea! love it! thanks for sharing!

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  24. Cute simple project idea...love it! Hope you had a wonderful vacation.
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  25. very cute project!


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  26. Super cute idea Glora love it. I bet my grandkids would love it too! :)
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  27. This is a great idea for kids, Glora!!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  28. Great idea Glora. Thanks for share with us.
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  29. love this project TFS!!!

    Cathie
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  30. Great idea, I love paper chains. Children could help make this one and then they feel ownership!
    TFS, glad you had a nice Disney time
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  31. hey glora, I remember making these in school as well to decorate the classroom or christmas tree. great idea on how you used the stamp set.
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  32. That's what I get for being out of the loop for a few days. I didn't realize you were at Disney. Hope you had a blast (and I'm sure you probably did.) I expect to see some pics of the trip soon. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  33. I hope you had ton's of Disney fun my friend. Your project is cute. I need to make one of those.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  34. Love this idea! TFS!!!
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  35. How cute! I make chains for my kids all the time. I am totally making this!!!

    Dorcas
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  36. Very cute! I used to make these growing up as well :).

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  37. Cute! My grandkids would love to make this!
    Carrie
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  38. Your Christmas chain count down is too cute!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  39. Love your Christmas count down chain,my kids and I use to make them when they were little.

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  40. your project takes me back in time. I really like this.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  41. Nostalgia! Love it! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  42. What a nice & simple way to decorate for the holicays!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  43. I remember making one of these as a child and how much I loved it! I have since forgot about the project since becoming a mother myself. Thanks for sharing this project and allowing me to bring back a little piece of my childhood to share with my toddler.

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  44. Oh I'd forgotten all about those... I think it's time to sit down and make one! :)

    Dottie
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  45. great idea. thanks for the inspiration

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  46. Every little kid would enjoy a paper chain. Sometimes the simple things are the most fun.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  47. Very cute.
    I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend;0)

    bex@
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  48. Super cute chain advent! Great idea to do with small children!!
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  49. Very clever idea!!! Love it!!! Hope you had a great trip!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  50. love it Gloria!!
    Mickey

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  51. I love the simplicity of this for kids. Great idea! :)

    Pam

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  52. Awesome idea! Simple but perfect for the kids! TFS!
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  53. What a wonderful idea! gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  54. Love it thanks
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  55. I always loved making these too

    Debbie B
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  56. Glora, I just made these with my third graders last Thursday!! hehehe Of course they weren't even half as cute as yours!!! Just plain paper and no embellisments...not Build a Banner Kit to make the cute shape with the number on it. hehehe....Anyway cute idea!!

    Hugs,
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  57. What a cute Idea. I'll have to remember this for when my granddaughter is old enough!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
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  58. What a great idea for the little ones. Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle
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  59. Cute idea for a countdown chain. Thanks for the idea...kids love these!
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  60. I remember doing these also as a child it is something I look forward to with my little guy.

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  61. Love bringing back the old with a sparkly twist!

    Debbie H.

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  62. What a great idea for little kids! So glad you are back! missed you :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  63. A good idea for kids.

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  64. This is a great project for kids! Love it! And welcome back! (although this place cannot compare to the happiest place on earth) big crafty hugs

    Nancy

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  65. Super cute project!! TFS!
    Sherrie K
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  66. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  67. What a fantastic and easy idea!!!

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  68. What a great idea, Glora! I love that little starburst. Such cute numbers, too! I'm sure your girls are loving it! You're such a cute Mommy!!

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  69. It's always fun to have something jog a long forgotten memory. That's what happened when I saw your sparkly chain. I remember making so many of these with my five kids when they were young. Thanks for giving me a time of reflection.
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  70. Great idea for counting down with my little grandchildren. thanks for sharing. dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  71. Use to make these with my kids when they were little. Now they make them for their kids. Regina
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  72. OMG, how I remember those chains ;) we used to even use them to decorate the tree. What a great idea.

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  73. Too Cute!!!
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  74. I remember making those in school. Thanks for the memory.
    Evelyn
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  75. brings back so many memories.
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  76. Fun way to count down for Christmas! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  77. We always made those with the kids. They really enjoyed them.
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  78. What an adorable idea!

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  79. So cute! Thanks for a chance to win.
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  80. Great idea! will add this to my list as I have not much time to decorate due to orders. My son will definitely love it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Luanne
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    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  81. Cute way to entertain the kids until Christmas.

    Sue
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  82. Oh my, this is such a super fun project!! I may need to borrow this idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Scrappy hugs
    Amanda : 0)
    amandascraftsandmore (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. Very nicely done, tfs!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  84. I love your countdown chain. I made one with my daughter. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  85. seeet i still have mine from kindergarden!
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  86. Nice Project for my nephew..

    hardvorknmom@yahoo.com

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  87. Oh Children do love to count down the days. Great idea!

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  88. What a great idea!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  89. Love your idea!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  90. Awesome project and welcome back TFS

    Carol W.
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  91. I can remember doing this with my son!
    Tracy

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  92. Great idea Glora,This is such a FUN project!!:)

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  93. Perfect idea for the little ones Glora. I LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration as always! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  94. What a very neato idea Glora. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  95. A great project for the little ones to help with!

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  96. I remember these!! They were so fun to make.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  97. love the paper chain. it is awesome how something so simple brings so much joy to our children

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  98. Love the paper chain idea, very creative. Gloria Contreras
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  99. Nice chain, I forgot all about them.Thanks
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  100. Great idea! I think my kids would dig this!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  101. Never thought of the numbering when my kids was little and we did this.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  102. Cool. I forgot about these. My kids made one last year. TFS.
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  103. Gosh I have not one of these in years! Too cute! TFS CallyAnn
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  104. I just love this. What a great idea for the kids and to teach them timing.


    Cookie
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  105. So super simple and cute. I have a 2 year old who would really appreciate you for this reminder from way back!

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  106. Yes I remember these super fun! I hopeyou had an awesome time in DL

    Micia
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  107. Simple and cute! TFS
    hugs, Jenn
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  108. This would be so Fun and easy for me and my little Grand Children to do together. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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  109. Cute idea..

    Denise J.
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  110. I'm really enjoying all of your projects. I can't wait to see the rest.

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  111. Really cute idea!
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  112. love this... Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  113. I have always loved these....my kids used to make them for me too! Wonderful! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  114. Remember doing these for the tree, but we never made a count down chain! Liking your idea though! Great Job!
    surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  115. Such a great idea for the little ones!!

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  116. What a great way for kids to count down until Christmas. Great job!

    Kim
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  117. I remember these! Thanks for the memories.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  118. Cute idea for kids! Thanks for sharing.
    Richelle
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  119. Great idea! Would have loved it when the kids were little! Hope you had a great time at Disney!!
    Happy Holiday's to You & Yours!
    Kathie
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  120. Love the countdown chain.
    Kathy
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  121. Fun countdown chain. TFS.

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  122. I totally remember these that I had as a kid...how come I haven't thought of the idea for my own kiddos! Great job Glora. And I hope you all had a BLAST at Disneyland!! Glad you're back!

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  123. This would have been perfect to make when my boys were younger, such a cute idea!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
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  124. Awww, I haven't had one of these hanging in my house for a couple of years now. The DD's are growing up too fast!
    Another fun way to use Emma's die... TFS.
    Lori
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  125. This is always a hit with kids.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  126. We are going to make these with our child. Great idea to put the number on the ring!
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  127. What a simple, yet fun idea for the kids and us kids at heart.

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  128. If you just didn't take me back to grade school...which BTW was one of my favorite activities!!! TFS :)
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  129. OH MY GOODNESS....i totally forgot I wanted to make one of these with my boys this year LOL!!!! Time has just gotten away from me...AGAIN!!! Maybe next year =)

    hugs,
    Sarah

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