November 14, 2012

Advent Calendar

I wanted to make one of these Advent Calendars for Isabella ... my Great Grand-daughter ... to open each day in December.

And I have to admit it was running through my head in the early hours of this morning.

So this is what I have been working on today and it is now ready for  me to take to her so that her mum can help her open one each day.

I have used Centura Pearl card from  Crafters Companion

The boxes have yet to be filled with some goodies.

They have been made using the Bracket Edged Box die from Spellbinders.

And I made 25 of them and embossed each one with a different pattern.
Once they were all glued together I had to make a large box to fit them all in as I wanted five rows of five.

I again used Centura Pearl and I have some of the  large 16" square card .... and I measured it all on the Ultimate Pro score board.
The boxes all fit inside and then I made a lid to go on the top.

Everything was then decorated up to match using the Festive Frolics paper stack from Papermania.

I added in a big white satin ribbon bow and the result is at the top of the page.

The toppers are from the same paper stack.

 The gemstones from Want2Scrap are the finishing touch.

And I hope it will be something that will be used and refilled for a few years .... and then I'll make another.

Hugs xx


  1. This is gorgeous what a fabulous idea. Caroline xxx

  2. Wonderful. That die is a handy one to have. xxx

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I loved the Advent calender when I was young, counting down to Christmas!! What an awesome project!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. WOW.... I absolutely love it and what a perfect idea :)
    Debbie x

  5. Beautiful idea Christina Your Grt Granddaughter will have so much fun opening this every day xXx

  6. I have made six calendars using these dies and I am hoping they will last for a few years too. The only difference with mine was the chosen papers for the boxes and I used craft polystyrene foam sheets for the surrounding outside box frame. Really pleased with the finished projects.
    Toni xx

  7. What a great project! Your Grand daughter will love it!
    Sherrie K


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