Tuesday 1 June 2021

Advent Calendar


This is my DT project for the challenge at craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper

I have started making advent calendars for my nieces. I have so much spare time at the moment I wanted to make something other than a card.

I have used a Crafters Companion double sided die to cut the small triangles. I covered the front of the boxes with patterned paper. I punched a hole in the top of the box and added a loop of ribbon through the hole. I added hot glue on the knot inside the box to secure the ribbon. The small numbers have been cut with Crafters Companion dies. I assembled the boxes together with high tack tape and glue. I attached white card and satin ribbon on the sides of the assembled boxes and then attached it to two sheets of 300gsm card and cut around it. I attached a 12x12in sheet of patterned paper to 300gsm card before attaching my calendar to it. I will personalise the creation in due course. 

There is a video on You Tube by a Crafters Companion member to help with this project. 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

throughthecraftroomdoor #25th May - anything goes (1/2)*
avenue613 #May - anything goes (7/8)*
creativefingers #209 - anything goes (1/3)*
abitmoretimetocraftextra #June - anything goes (unlimited)
aperfecttimetocraft #June - anything goes (unlimited)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #158 - anything goes (3/3)*
cardztv #141 - anything goes (1/3)*
pennys #497 - anything goes (1/3)*
allsorts #626 - anything celebration/not birthday (1/3)*
cardsgalore #88 - anything goes (1/3)
craftycatzweekly #553 - anything goes option add pink*
creativecraftcottage #140 - use ribbon and/or bow (2/5)*
diesrus #170 - anything goes with die brand stocked/gemini (1/3)*
wordartwednesday #493 - anything goes (2/5)*
dreamvalley #249 - die cuts and/or punches (2/3)*
mixitup #50 - anything goes option stamping (1/5)
crafterscafe #267 -  anything goes (1/5)*
unicorn #66 - for a baby/child (unlimited)*


  1. This is a beautiful project and your niece's will get so much enjoyment from them too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

  2. Wow, this is beautiful! Love it!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Diana DT

  3. Fantastic project such a fabulous shape and colours thank you for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week
    lorraine x

  4. Wow! what a great project, love the papers you have chosen for this makes me think of sugared almonds, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  5. Hi Beckie, a fabulous gift for your nieces, I love all the patterned paper and the triangular gift boxes. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  6. Well done you for starting your Christmas projects so early! This is a great make!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Dream Valley Challenge
    Sharon – Dream Valley Challenge Designer
    http://glittertastic.blogspot.com/ - Stop by and see me!!!

  7. This is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  8. Oh what a lovely and thoughtful idea to make this for your niece. It's very beautiful. Thanks for playing with The Crafter's Cafe Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again! Take care :)

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  10. This is such a cool project! Thanks for linking up to the DRU challenge. Best of luck to you!

  11. How fun and such a great idea. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt