Thursday, December 14, 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!


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

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

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

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

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

  6. OMG! So adorable. I am going to try this. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions.


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