Here is another project that I know you have seen before….but if you want to have this ready for the start of an advent countdown then now is the time to get busy…..
So for a trip down memory lane (or maybe this is the first time you have seen this project…)
Here is my version of an Advent Activity Calendar….
The idea is that you pop a little activity into each of the pockets in the countdown to Christmas, such as trips to visit the Christmas lights, treasure hunts for candy canes and making gingerbread.
My first step in making this project was to decide which DSP (Designer Series Paper) that I would like to use. In deciding this paper my colour combination could be easily decided as I would just pull colours out of the designs. The Cardstock that I used was in the coordinating colours of Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Early Expresso.
Here is a list of items that I have used to make my Advent Calendar…(I’m sorry some of these items will no longer be available)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Typeset Alphabet Bigz
Holiday Ornamets Framelits
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Use with the extended cutting pads, you may get a better result if you use a extended premium crease pad on the non-cutting side, but see how you go, I use the two cutting pads in my Big Shot for a great result but every Big Shot has a slightly different tension.
Petite Pocket Bigz XL
Delicate Designs Folders
Northern Flurry Folder
Large Scallop Edgelit
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Holiday Collection Framelits
3/16 inch metallic brads in silver
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Pearl Basic Jewels
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Seam binding ribbon in Very Vanilla
Ruffled ribbon in Lucky Limeade
Scallop Dots Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Baker’s Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White.
1 1/4 inch scallop circle punch
Petite Pennants Builder Punch
Small Heart Punch
3/4 Circle punch
Boho Blossom Punch
Stamps and Inks
Scentsational Season Stamp set
Classic Inks in Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.
Silicone Craft Sheet and a hot glue gun.
I used fabric from the “essentials designer fabric” collection. The frame was one that I had here that wasn’t being used. I gave it a coat of white paint and sanded it back to look shabby. The pockets have been attached with hot glue.
I hope you like it. I’d be happy to take any close up photos or answer any questions you may have.