Friday, December 15, 2017

An APeeling Advent Calendar

Hi Crafty friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the winter weather. Here is upstate NY it's been cold and snowy. I'm thinkin we're in for a white Christmas!
I've been wanting to make advent calendar and finally found a design I like. I made a book style with 12 boxes on each side of the book.


The front sentiment is from the Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas unmounted rubber stamps. I embossed the image with black and gold embossing powder.




The covers are 7"x 9" chipboard with a 2 1/2" wide spine. I covered the chipboard with card stock in the way you would to make a book. 
To make the boxes I cut 24 pieces of card stock to 4" x 7".


Score on the long side 1", 3" 4" and 6"
Score on the short side 1" and 3"
Snip and fold as shown above. I used a 1" circle punch on the left edge for easy opening of the boxes. All folded up the boxes measure 2" x 2" x 1". Perfect for candy or little gifties!


I decorated the fronts of the boxes with various papers and layers of punched shapes. I stamped the numbers in different ink colors.


 I scrambled up the order of the numbers so it's more fun to find the boxes for each day.


I used Club Scrap Bookbinding glue in a needle tipped applicator to attach the boxes to the covers.


The boxes open up from different sides too-just to make it more fun!


I decorated the inside spine with patterned card stock and some wooden snowflakes from my stash.
I'll think I'll be making a bunch of these-they'll make perfect gifts!

Have a great day!
Pam

5 comments:

  1. This is SO awesome, Pam! I love all of the little details, too!

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  2. Pam, you really made something special and beautiful!
    Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas!

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  3. This is a great project and thank you so much for the thorough directions!

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  4. Tremendous! Love this idea and the execution is great. Many thanks for the instructions too.

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  5. The next question is what do you put inside all of those boxes? Chocolate, club scrap trinkets, notes of endearment......?

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