Samstag, 3. November 2012
Finally it's Saturday again! Only 7 weeks left until Christmas - time is flying! While I was surfing through the www the other day I found a cool idea for an advent calendar card.
I liked the idea so much that I had to try it myself and I took the chance to write a tutorial for it.
tying machine + rings 1/2")/ wire cutter/Crop-a-Dile
glue, scissors & co.
For the card's base you need a 6" x 8.3" piece of cardstock . Score it in the middle.
Then you need a piece of cardstock in the size 6" x 4". Score from the short side at 1", 2" and 3".
I cut the single calendar sheets from pattern paper (2" x 2"). You need 24/25 of them.
I cut a 2.4" x 3" piece of cardstock as decoration for my calendar sheets and added another cardstock layer which I primped with a border punch.
Now glue the card's front together.
Tip 1: If you want to ink the edges please do it before glueing. When the rings are added you won't be able to ink every side anymore.
Tip 2: I didn't adhere the top layers with doublesided tape but with fluid glue because I didn't want to ruin my tools later.
Now make holes into all 24/25 calendar sheets. I used my Bind It All machine for this step. As the Bind It All always cuts 6 holes and I only needed 4 for my card's base I made me a template. I marked the 4 holes with a pencil and cut them with my Crop-a-Dile tool (I used the bigger hole).
It should look like this.
With the middle part the card is able to stand by itself and it won't slide apart.
Now decorate your card. The sky's the limit!
As I didn't want to make a Christmas countdown but a real advent calendar card I decorated every single calendar sheet with matching die cuts. This way you have every day another little surprise.
I really like Marianne's idea and I had a lot of fun while creating my advent calendar card. There still is enough time. Maybe you also want to try one of these cards. If you don't have a tying machine you could try it with two holes and ribbons.