A while ago I found a tutorial in the Card Making and Papercraft Magazine for a Christmas Countdown Calendar, and I loved it so much, that I decided to make one for my grand-son. What fun I had making this calendar, and would definitely do more of them.
Isn’t it sweet! My only problem with making this calendar was, that I didn’t have a Cinch or a Bind-It All machine. So, I just punched the holes with a hole punch, and then wound the wire threw the holes. It turned out find, but I have to say my hands were a little sore. The calendar base is thick cardboard with designer paper clued to both sides, hence the sore hands! The calendar stays open “tent” style.
I used three images on the calendar, which I colored with copics and then cut them out and added them to the base. The penguin has black fun flock for this body, and white liquid applique for the hat and pompom. The reindeer were cut using a MS border punch. I did the words on PSE, then just cut them out. I used a Sakura glitter pen on the “Sleeps Til”. I wanted a little glitter there. The numbers were done with a Cricut cartridge and Cricut colored pens.
This picture just shows the “little Elf” which is kind of a little surprise once you reach Christmas Eve. The three images from Bugaboo Stamps are “Elf Pocket”, “Poppi Christmas Stocking” and “Dog – Candy Cane”. You can find these at the Bugaboo Stamps online store, where there is currently a 50% off sale going on. Have fun shopping!
The “bling” I added are on the reindeer noses, and the number “24”. I used a black Sakura glaze pen on the black spots of the dog.
So, that’s my Christmas Countdown Calendar, and my daughter tells me Owen loved it! Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for taking the time to check out my calendar.
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