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.
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!