Hello, friends! This is Jennifer Ingle here with you today sharing a super fun countdown calendar I created using some of the brand new Bazzill Ombre cardstock along with a couple of my favorites, Card Shoppe and Smoothies whites!
I began with one of the gorgeous new ombre papers and simply drew a light pencil grid over the entire sheet to create my boxes. I randomly chose boxes and numbered them, again, lightly with pencil. I then used a ruler and a craft knife to cut three sides of each numbered square to create my doors. I used a variety of red and white number stickers to create the days.
To create a whimsical feel, I handcut a sheet of Marshmallow Card Shoppe cardstock to create the snow and then stamped my Santa onto white Smoothies cardstock, colored him, fussy cut him, and adhered him to the calendar with foam tape. I love his playful spirit! I used some awesome Studio Calico letter stickers to add JINGLE on the other side and then stamped the ‘All the Way’ beneath the title. A strip of washi tape finishes off the look at the top of the calendar.
Once all of your doors are cut and the embellishment is complete on the front of the calendar, flip it over and adhere LOTS of foam tape. Be sure to place the tape close to the doors to prevent stress on the paper around the openings. Your tape will determine the depth of your little cubbies. I used a single layer of tape and my cubbies hold a quarter comfortably. Adhere the front to a sheet of Card Shoppe Marshmallow, as this is a super strong base for this fun calendar. I also stamped little images inside each door so once the prize has been removed a bit of festive fun remains.
This calendar came together so quickly! Even though December has begun, you could easily whip one up and have a few ‘bonus days’ to begin. *wink*
Have a Happy!
Stamps: My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way Stamp Set
Number stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Spectrum Noir Markers