12 Days of Christmas *Day 2* DIY Advent Calendar + Giveaway!

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Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018! Today I created an Advent calendar using the Large Spellbinders Die of the Month Club and I adore the way it turned out. It has been so cloudy, dull and dreary here and I'm sorry for the photography. I feel like it doesn't do the project justice. 



In today's video, I look at using up leftover 6x6 paper pads, simple die cutting and layering die cuts - all techniques which can be applied to cards if you are not into doing home decor projects.


I always arrange my Advent calendar in a random order to make searching for a special treat extra fun. I made every 5th day a special treat with room for a gift card :) I love that using the same 6x6 paper pad ensures that all the colours coordinate well with each other.


The We Are Memory Keepers Happy Jig is a ton of fun! I managed to create that wired Merry Christmas sentiment in the middle of my board with ease. You can search Pinterest for additional words not found in the guide that comes with the Jig. It's easy as pie! I recommend doing multiple copies of a word when you set up the pegs so you don't have to reset them up every time you need that word.


Merry Peg Arrangement:
Small pegs: C11, G11, G14, G17, E19, G20, G21, C23, D26, G26, C28, D31, G31, D33, C36
Medium Pegs: D13, D16, D21m F35
Large Peg: J34

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13 comments

  1. what a fabulous video - thanks for showing how to put together these super cute boxes

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  2. A really cute idea. I've never done an advent calendar but I am currently working on a 12 month calendar for my sister.

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  3. Oh these are so adorable!
    hugs

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  4. I've only used the Cost Plus World Market Advent Calendars! Yours, I must say, are much prettier!!!

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  5. I enjoyed your video. What a cute way to do a advent calendar.

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  6. Such a fun project! I have been thinking about making an advent calendar for my granddaughter this year, this one is really pretty.

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  7. Great design for an Advent calendar. I like the dies you used and the paper pad. cool wire words too.

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  8. Just beautiful. You always create the most amazing things. Thank you for sharing .

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  9. Love what you created and thank you for introducing something new to me.

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  10. your wire stayed very nice. I should make myself a treat calendar!

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  11. So cute and
    using the jig
    looks fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Love what you created and thank you for introducing something new to me. If you have any issues related to the printer then you can visit it.

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