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3D Advent Calendar

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Handmade Advent calendars are so popular at the moment; you can create them to suit your Christmas decor and fill them with little goodies each year. Designer Colette Smith’s Advent calendar is made up of tiny milk cartons with numbered tags made using two layers. The first having the numeral cut out and the second is a background layer which makes the number stand out.

3D Advent Calendar

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Craft essentials
Die-cutting machine, Silhouette Cameo
Digital images: #69930, #69812, #69810, #69811
Baker’s twine

1. Purchase and download the 3D Advent calendar image from Ungroup the images and move to one side, away from the cutting mat on the screen. Place the cartons onto the cutting mat and duplicate so there are four.

2. Cut out 24 cartons, four each in three different patterned papers and four each in pale pink, pale green and aqua card. Make one more in a different coordinating paper; this will be number 25. 

3. Fold along all the score lines. Glue the open sides together. Fold in the bottom flaps and stick in place. Cut out the number part of the tags in white and the back of them in pale pink, pale green and aqua card.

4. Assemble each of the tags. Thread a length of baker’s twine through the holes in the carton, add a tag and tie in a bow. Cut out 12 white snowflakes in various styles. Attach one to each of the plain cartons.

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