Saturday, 25 November 2017

Instructions for Christmas Advent

Hi everyone
As promised this is the instructions for this lovely Advent tree I made again this year

Cherry cobbler card stock  5, 5/8  x 7 1/2  you need 25 of these

Designer Series Paper 1. 1/2  x 1. 1/2  you need 4 of these per box and 5 for the top box 

Score the long side at 1/2 , 2. 1/4 , 4,  5 3/4  
turn and score 3/8 , 2. 1/8,  3. 7/8.

Cut using the template below. keeping the full section removed for the circle behind the date.

I didn't wedge the cuts because it can very easily be over trimmed. Instead I did it as I was putting the box together, this way it wasnt going to drop open. 

 I used a half inch circle punch for the notch at the top. 
I lined up 9 boxes and stuck some ribbon on the back to secure them together using tear and tape, I used just tape last year and they all came apart. 
These can now be joined together to make your circle. 
9 on the bottom row
7 on the second
5 on the third and Christmas day on top. 
I glued these together using a hot glue gun to make it more secure. 
It was then mounted on a covered circle of card with matching cardstock.
The numbers were cut from a heart from the sweet and sassy framelits and backed onto a die from the layering circle framelits but the size these will depend on your numbers.

I hope these instructions help and I would love to see your advent when you have done one.


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1 comment:

  1. Love it Katrina. Hoping to find time to make one before Dec 1st but quickly running out of time!!