We just counted down to our November Release, and now it’s time for another countdown… the countdown to Christmas! Skip those boring, traditional advent calendars and instead try out this bold and bright Advent Calendar from our Design Team member Amy Rohl! It’s an inventive way to get your daily holiday treat.
Cut kraft wrapping paper to 4.25 x 5.5”. Stamp each piece of kraft wrapping paper with the Sheet Music Background stamp using Black Licorice Ink.
Die-cut 25 circles from Primitive White Card Stock using the Accent It – Holiday Traditions Elements Die-namics. Then stamp the Primitive White circles with the “Dec” sentiment from the Document It – Holiday Traditions using Gumdrop Green and Wild Cherry Inks. Stamp the numbers 1 through 25 on each circle using the Max Alphabet stamps with Black Licorice Ink.
Die-cut 25 flags from Gumdrop Green and Wild Cherry Card Stocks using the Accent It – Flags & Tags Die-namics. A holiday project isn’t complete without the traditional Christmas color scheme!
On the reverse side of each of the kraft paper rectangles, apply a strip of adhesive to the entire length of one of the short sides of the 4 1/4″ x 5 ½. Apply a second strip of adhesive on the long side, starting on the end and going halfway up. Apply a third strip of adhesive starting in the middle of the short side, opposite the second strip of adhesive.
Remove the backing from the third piece of adhesive and close the end in the same manner as before, but in the opposite direction. Don’t forget to add your treat in during this step, if you choose to do so.
Reinforce the adhesive on each end by crimping each end ½”.
Staple an Accent It – Flags & Tags flag to one end of each container.
Almost done! Adhere one Accent It – Holiday Traditions stamped circle to the top of each flag using foam dimensional tape.
The not-so-hard work is over! Now it is time to sit back and enjoy your advent calendar as you count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Amy chose to display her advent boxes in a basket, but you can also string them up on a holiday banner or clip them on to your Christmas tree. No matter which way you choose, this project is sure to be a tradition in your home for years to come!