Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent Calendar

Here is my project I have been working on for the last two days. Last Christmas I made my mom an Advent Calendar so this year she asked if I was making one for her this year. So, I thought why not. So off to Google I went and did a search for Cricut Advent Calendars. Here is the site I found for inspiration.

This calendar was made using small matchboxes. Of course I thought I can make those. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Cricut Cartridge and cut 24 matchboxes. I cut the drawer part at 3" but had to enlarge the box part so the drawers went in easier. I resized the box part of the cut on my Gypsy and cut them at 3.08". The boxes were scored and assembled using Score-Tape. I added green and red brads from American Crafts. Directions on how to create this project can be found on the link above. I used two 6" X 6" pieces of chipboard for the top and bottom portions of the "cabinet". For the top I cut Christmas Wishes from the Winter Frolic Cartridge at 2 1/2". Cuts for the sides were cut at 1 1/2". I cut the numbers for the drawers at .45" using the Roly Poly font from the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge.

The mittens were so small when I cut them I couldn't use the snowflakes that were cut to go on top of them. Instead, I used my white gel pen to draw in the snowflakes and then used my Quickie Glue Pen to apply glue and Martha Stewart Sugar Cube glitter. I also used the same glue and glitter for the white cuff's of the mittens.

Patterned Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack
Paper: Bazzill Card Stock, and Scraps from Stash
Winter Frolic -Sentiment
Simply Charmed - Santa and Chimney
Jolly Holidays - Mittens, Noel Banner, Gingerbread Man
Doodlecharms - Stocking
Tree and Snowflake Buttons
Beacons 3 in 1 Glue (buttons)
Score-Tape (boxes and cabinet)
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Quickie Glue Pen (numbers)
Foam Tape
Lime Green
Christmas Red
Brads - American Craft Burgundy and Leaf Green
Martha Stewart Sugar Cube fine glitter


  1. Wow! This is really neat. I sure hope your mom liked it. Thanks for visiting the Snowy Winter Hop.


  2. This is hands down the coolest advents calendar I have seen!!! Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, this is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Cutz.

  4. Awesome project. My grandsons would love it. Thanks for the step by step instructions. And thanks for sharing with Paper Cutz Challenge

  5. this is wonderful - I don't have a Circut yet but maybe sometime next year I can get one.
    Sandy D

  6. Wow that is just beautiful. What a great idea. I might have to scrapit. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very Very Nice, I want to try this

  8. Great job! TFS, became a follower.