So there is no getting away from it - countdown to Christmas!
Today is a tutorial for a little flip calendar,
something a little less calorific than a choccy advent one!
Cut four rectangle pieces of patterned paper 7 x 4.5 inches, adhere to two pieces of chipboard -
cover both sides. I used Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium paper.
Ink the edges.
Cut/emboss Edgeabilities from red cardstock.
Cut/emboss Labels Twenty-Two (No.2) from patterned paper.
Slice off the top notched edges to create a straight top - this will bind better.
Add numbers - you can print these or use stickers/thickers.
On a computer, print the message onto cream cardstock (Edwardian Script - font size 55)
Now to the Layered Poinsettia - I love it!
Cut/emboss from cream cardstock, stencil through with ink.
I cut/embossed extra to make a fuller flower.
Layer up and brush the edges with ink too.
Using a Bind It All, punch and bind the two chipboard rectangles and tabs.
If you do not have a binding machine, you can always use metal book rings.
I added a charm (Bo Bunny) on one tab, an extra decoration when only one number is showing.
Assemble your project with your printed message, patterned paper, lace and Edgeabilities Strip.
For the beautiful finishing touch...add your Layered Poinsettia.
Your countdown calendar is finished - now just got to do all the Christmas shopping!