I have spent the day making advent calendars for my grandchildren. Rather rushed but once I got into it calm took over and I enjoyed playing around with my ideas. Two sets of grandchildren are visiting this weekend so I needed to get the calendars finished for them to take home.
Years ago I saw a Count Down to Christmas calendar, made up of a front and back cover with numbers to turn over each day, 24 down to 1. Couldn't remember exactly what it was like but think my idea works quite well.
I made 3 stand up bases, attached my calendar backs and fronts to them, printed 3 sets of numbers and words from the computer and digi images of children (from The Digi Stamp Boutique). The images were coloured with Pro-markers and colour added with distress inks, glitter was added to give a little sparkle.
Each calendar was put together then bound with the Bind it All Machine. I am pleased with the results, hope the kids enjoy using them!