Christmas Advent Calendar Digital Tutorial

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Learn how to make this Christmas Advent Calendar. The total calendar measurements are approximately 11 ¾" high x 9" wide x 1 ¾" deep (this measurement includes the frame). Each box compartment measurements are approximately 1 7/8" high x 1 ½" wide x 1" deep (this measurement does not include the handles).

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You will receive a zipped file which includes the following:
• A pdf tutorial with step by step instructions, coloured images and diagrams.
• A pdf printing template.
• A pdf printing score guide.
• SVG files to make the boxes and holly leaves.
• A bonus pdf tutorial to make 12 different handle options using different craft supplies with step by step instructions and coloured images.

Please note: the SVG files do not include any score lines, as this is best done manually to give a more professional look and a better quality finished product.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TUTORIAL
You will need a deep* picture frame box or shadow box with removable glass. Inside the frame area must be exactly 190mm x 241mm (7 ½" x 9 ½") a standard 8" x 10" frame should give you the measurements you need, but it is always best to double check. *A frame that is 15-20mm deep (no deeper than 25mm) from the backing board to the front of the frame is best for this project.

I mostly use Stampin Up products for all my tutorials. This tutorial may use some retired products, however you can easily substitute the retired products with current products available from the latest Stampin Up catalogue/s or similar products of your choice to complete your project.

Please see list below for products used:
• Card stock - your choice of colours
• Stampin Up designer series paper - your choice of pattern and colour
• Glimmer card stock
• Stampin Up 25 & Counting stamp set (retired) or equivalent
• Inks - your choice of colours
• Stampin Up Merry little Christmas stamp set (retired) or equivalent
• Sizzix bigshot machine
• Embossing folder of your choice
• Expressions thinlits dies (retired) - word “merry”
• Stampin Up simply scored scoring tool
• Stampin Up simply scored stylus
• Bone folder
• Cutting mat & craft knife/scalpel
• Metal ruler with inches and millimetres
• Scissors
• Dimensionals
• Stampin Up sticky strip (retired) or equivalent
• Double sided tape
• Multipurpose liquid glue
• Rhinestones
• Coloured pearls
• Bakers twine
• Rhinestone brads and silver beads to make handles
• Silver miniature bell
• Stampin Up 1" square punch
• Stampin Up Postage stamp punch (retired) or equivalent
• Stampin Up 1½" scalloped square punch (retired) or equivalent
• Stampin Up 1¼" circle punch
• Stampin Up 1" circle punch
• Stampin Up 3⁄8" circle punch (retired) or equivalent
• Stampin Up 3⁄16" round corner punch
• Stampin Up Merry minis punch pack (retired) or equivalent
• Small snowflake punch
• SVG cutting machine (only if doing option 1, see below)
• Printer - to print the cutting template (only if doing option 2 or 3, see below)
• Lastly, but most importantly you will needs loads of “Patience” as this tutorial take time to complete.

INSTRUCTIONS
There are 3 ways you can prepare the boxes and holly leaves. Choose option 1, 2 or 3 below.
• OPTION 1 (highly recommended) - Use a SVG cutting machine to cut out the provided SVG files. This option is definitely the easiest and quickest way to make the boxes and holly leaves.
• OPTION 2 - Print out the provided “printing template” on your choice of colour card stock (providing your printer accepts card stock) and make sure your scaling button is off. Carefully cut along all printed lines using scissors or a craft knife. (This option is not recommended to do on dark card stock as it is very hard to see the printed lines on the dark card).
• OPTION 3 - Print out the provided “printing template” on paper and make sure your scaling button is off. Carefully cut along all printed lines using scissors or a craft knife, then trace around the edges onto your card stock. Carefully cut along your traced lines using scissors or a craft knife.

RULES FOR THIS TUTORIAL
The content including text and images in this tutorial are copyright to Jacquii McLeay.

This content is provided solely for your personal use and can not be used for any commercial purposes, publications, competition submissions or any other monetary gain as I reserve that right for myself. You cannot copy, sell or redistribute any part of this tutorial.

DISCLAIMER
The downloaded file received will be zipped. It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have the appropriate software/application on their device to unzip the file. Due to file sizes, no files will be able to be emailed separately to customers.

To achieve the desired outcome, you need to ensure that you follow all my specifications correctly. Failure to do so may lead to an imperfect result.

This tutorial uses both metric and imperial measurements and it is recommended that you use a ruler that has both millimetres and inches.

For printing purposes I have set up two options for each of my tutorials: Metric (A4) and Imperial (Letter) size documents. Both options are included with this purchase, please ensure you select the correct option when printing (the normal size you would use when you print in your country).


For more tutorials or inspirational ideas please visit my blog http://splotchdesign.blogspot.com.au/



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Dec 26, 2017 by jmerlehan1
Looking forward to making this for next year thanks for a great pattern
Dec 18, 2017 by lynmac150167
Tutorial is very will written and easy to follow. Instructions are very clear, and the pictures are very helpful for illustrating instructions as necessary. Thanks very much, such a darling project!
Sep 30, 2016 by Deepa Mishra
Instructions are very clear and well written. This is such a great idea and can't wait to start making.
Sep 1, 2016 by Tiffany
Awesome, fun and cute pattern
Nov 23, 2015 by Stephanie Sheridan

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For printing purposes I have set up two options for each of my tutorials: Metric (A4) and Imperial (Letter) size documents. Both options are included with all purchases, please ensure you select the correct option when printing (the normal size you would use when you print in your country).

Most of my tutorials use both metric and imperial measurements and it is recommended that you use a ruler that has both millimetres and inches.