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DIY Advent Calendar Book

Posted by Amy Helms on

Hey Guys, 

You have been asking me for years to do a project like this and I finally got it done.  I wanted to make sure I could bring it to you in a way that would be easy to make and I think I have.

All my measurements are below:

Boxes

You will need 24 pieces that are 4x7 inch card stock for the boxes.

Scored on the 4 inch side at 1 and 3

Scored on the 7 inch side at 1, 3, 4 and 6

For box placement sheets, you will need two pieces of card stock cut to 8 x 10 1/2 inches.

Scored on the 8 inch side at 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 5, 5 1/2 and 7 1/2

Scored on the 10 1/2 inch side and score at 1/2,  2 1/2, 3, 5, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 and 10 inches

Book 

2 pieces of chipboard 8 1/4 x 10 3/4

Spine is 2 1/4 X 10 3/4

To cover your book card stock you need a piece that is 21 x 12 inches. Glue a 12 x 12 piece to a 12 x 10 1/2. Overlap the pieces 1 1/2 inches.

The inside cover piece for the spine is 4 x 10 3/4 inches

Box Top Decoration

Box tops base layer 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, scallop circles are 1 5/8 and the circles are 1 1/2

Supplies I used:

Mintay Winterland Paper

Alpha Bold Stamp Set

Black Cardstock

Chipboard

Bearly Art Glue

Art Glitter Glue

Tim Holtz Ruler

Trimmer

Bone Folder

Scoreboard

Circle Die

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Fiskars Blocks

Scotty

Pokey Tool

 

 


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  • I can’t believe you made this! I’m so happy. I saw a picture of this advent calendar book about 3 weeks ago and was searching for instructions, especially for the boxes. I’ve tried making a couple but none of which I liked. Thank you for this tutorial – the boxes are perfect! As always May May comes through with beautiful easy to follow instructions. Thank you I’ll be making one tomorrow!!

    Maryann Sullivan on

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