Calendar Countdown Tutorial


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These adorable calendars are so easy to make!  Fill them with goodies to Boo your neighbors and Merrily delight your friends.  You'll need to gather a few supplies:

  • 2 pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Large Numbers Framelits & Big Shot
  • White Gift Boxes
  • Patterned Paper, Stamps, and Embellishments

STEP ONE:  Cut card stock to 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score as shown



STEP TWO: Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive



STEP THREE:  Cut card stock to 6-1/2" x 11" and score



STEP FOUR:  Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive




STEP FIVE:  Make sure all scored lines fold easily and assemble stand.



STEP SIX: Decorated numbered boxes

Assemble 2 White Gift Boxes.  I cut patterned paper into 2-3/4" squares and adhered the paper to all six sides.  Then use the Big Shot and Large Numbers Framelits to cut numbers.  It doesn't really matter which side you put them on, but you do need to put specific numbers on each box.  Use the guide below.



STEP SEVEN:  Decorate the Stand

I cut patterned paper to 3/4" x 6-1-/2" and 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" to embellish the stand.  You can add stamps and die-cuts as well. 



And there you have it!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Share your creations in the comments section.

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  1. Kimberly Jones | 22nd Aug 16

    Absolutely the cutest count down boxes. Love the Cookie Cutter dsp, it is so festive, fun and fabulous particularly for the little ones. I know several grandmothers who could become very popular if this appeared right at Christmas. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  2. Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs | 22nd Aug 16

    Wonderful boxes, Melissa! I really like the Christmas one!! I saw the Halloween box on SCS and had to check out the details. Great work!

  3. Heather | 26th Aug 16

    these are adorable. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Heather | 26th Aug 16

    Super cute. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Dee H | 30th Aug 16

    Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial!

  6. Julen | 30th Aug 16

    OMG they are so cute. You are very clever xx

  7. Carol Steinbrecher | 2nd Sep 16

    Thank you so much Melissa for the instructions. I am a fellow demo and have always wanted to know which numbers to use! Can’t wait to make one for myself.

  8. Judy Willis | 2nd Sep 16

    So, So CUTE!!!!!!!!! Where did you get the square boxes?

  9. Melissa Stout | 2nd Sep 16

    These are now available from Stampin UP!

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