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Christmas Advent Calendar

Category: My Crafty Projects  |  Permalink

Published: Sunday, November 4, 2012

I had some time to get crafty this weekend and I made this Christmas Advent Calendar for the kids. I really wanted try doing something different so I got out my 2 favorite Cricut Cartridges... the Artiste and the Art Philosophy, some CTMH cardstock and got CRAFTY!!!

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I started with the My Creations Cubby from Close To My Heart and thought instead of just having 25 boxes why not make some bigger squares. I realized you could easily pull out the inside cardboard pieces and cut them to make larger squares or rectangles, then reassemble. I figured if I create a little Christmas scene for days #24 & #25 {since Christmas Eve is a big deal here} then I would be out 3 squares/days, so I made up those days by doing 3 in each of the rectangles at the top with stockings.

For the stockings I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and cut them at 2". I made a front and a back, then adhered them together with glue dots leaving an opening on the inside so I could stick notes or some money. For the tree boxes I cut them using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge at 3". The little stars for the countdown were cut at 1" on the Art Philosophy and the little presents were cut at 1" on the Artiste Cartridge. Did you notice those itty bitty presents next to the Christmas tree for #24 & #25? So cute! And lastly the Christmas tree was cut at 4" on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I cut 5 of them out, folded them all in half vertically and adhered them all together.

Ohhhh and if you plan on making one be sure to only attach the star to one side of the tree, that way you can still open them up easily. :)

My kids are so excited about it and can't wait till they get to start opening them and beginning our countdown.  

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Posted by: Tami Black
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @ 9:43:27 AM

So cute! Don't know where you find the ideas, but this is absolutely darling and I love how you've personalized it.

Posted by: Kristina
Monday, November 5, 2012 @ 4:58:15 PM

Love, Love, LOVE this!!! You def. thought "outside the box", love it!

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