Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Countdown Box

It's almost December, so it's about time I started sharing some Christmas projects.  The Christmas Countdown Box is a great way to start the season.
There are 24 cards, each containing a Holiday activity.

The basic Close To My Heart® materials you need are:
  • My Creations® Memory Box - it contains 24 cards
  • Believe Level 2 Paper Pack
  • Countdown stamp set
  • Designer Ribbon - Green Collection
In addition you'll need:
  • 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch
  • Holiday Red and Topiary ink
  • Sponge
  • Corner Rounder
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive
Start by inking the edges of the box and cards. 
Cut your paper for the box (all in inches):
Top:  3 1/8 x 3 1/2
Flap: 3 1/8 x 1 1/2
Front and Back :  3 1/8 x 3 1/8
Sides:  3 1/2 x 3 1/8

Glue to box and add pop-pom trim to the flap.  I also added a button.

Card Backgrounds:  2 7/8 x 2 7/8
Round the corners, if you like, and glue to cards.

Cut activities to 1 1/2 x 2"
Round the corners, if you like, and glue to cards.

If you'd like a copy of the 24 activites (they are in a Word document), send me an e-mail and I will send them to you - free of charge.  

Punch your circles and stamp your numbers 1-24.  Attach to cards.  And that's it!  You have a beautiful box of activites to share with your family as Christmas approaches.

A few of us are making these tomorrow.  Let me know if you'd like to make one too!



Paige Dolecki said...

Ann - Your countdown box is super cute!


Ann said...

Thanks, Paige!

Jayma Malme said...


Lisa M said...

Truly a fantastic tradition to begin and it all starts in such a gorgeously designed box! What fun this is and so well decorated. Thank you for all the info on this too.

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Lisa xx

Brenda Frerichs said...

This project is very well done. I like the little messages on different pieces and the overall quality I've come to expect when seeing work from you. Wonderful! :-)

lalkygirl said...

stunning project and a fabulous idea
,saw your card on MIM
tracey x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

What a great idea! Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

Diana said...

I Love this, we just used these pp yesterday at our workshop I LOVE them. I'm doing my Dec. Daily with them. Your box looks great.

Crafting As I Know It said...

LOVE THIS IDEA! Since I saw your post on the bb I have been wanting to make this and just haven't had time. I still have the box ready and waiting to go!

Christine said...

Saw your project on MIM - what a brilliant idea, innovative! :)

Ann said...

Thank you, Everyone - for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments!