Good Morning! Today I have a Christmas project that isn’t a card – it’s an Advent Calendar! The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Countdown project kit is in the Holiday catalog and when I saw it, I just had to get it and make it for some special little ones. Advent Calendars are something you have to plan and make time for, because it has to be ready to enjoy by December 1! And that gets here a lot faster than December 25!
The kit comes with most of the supplies you need – all the little box fronts, foil and regular laser cut stickers, numbers and instructions. You need to supply the ink and any other embellishments you want to use. There is an outer box that measures about 11 3/16″ x 11 3/16″. There are dividers and 25 little open top boxes that measure 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″.
There is a coordinating cling stamp set also called Christmas Countdown which I also purchased and the instructions call for using some of the stamps in the set. In addition to stamping the images, I went beyond the instructions and colored some of the stamped images with my Stampin’ Blends. And I came up with some of my own designs using the stickers. I had to add some rhinestones for bling.
There are extra pieces of card fronts and stickers, so it’s pretty easy to customize as you want. There are also gold foil trimmed stars instead of numbers if you want less than 25 days in your advent calendar.
I have seen some examples of the kit where creative demonstrators have decorated the front for Christmas and decorated the back with other Designer Series Paper to give it a dual purpose. And other creative demonstrators have chosen an entirely different set of Christmas Designer Series Paper to decorate it for Advent. The kit is pretty versatile and well made.
I started filling the little boxes, but still have a ways to go. Good thing I’m starting in October!
I hope you like the project and that the festive little boxes put you in a happy mood. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!
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2 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar”
That countdown kit is really cute! I’ve been resisting buying it so far…but I might just have to get one now that you mentioned that you can decorate the reverse side and use it for other times of the year! 🙂
Thank you Amy. Yes there are some beautiful alternative designs that people have shared!
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