Thursday, November 16, 2023

Comfort and Joy Advent Calendar with Eileen Hull Designs

Comfort and Joy!!!
Advent Calendar!!!
It is never too early to start planning special projects and activities for advent! 
I hope you enjoy this year Advent Calendar that I created using. Eileen Hull Designs Field Notes and SpecimenEnvelope Folder and Flowers Thinlit Dies and Sunflower Die #666045 using 

Begin by cutting 4 of the Field Notes and Specimen from chipboard, cover with red card stock. 
Lay two prepared pieces upside down add a piece of white card stock to back to hold them in place. 
Sand edges with sand block. 
Die cut two of binds using Full Size Journal bind. Cover with red card stock. Adhere prepared back to prepared side pieces to form advent box. 
(HINT: Add small brads to Advent box before decorating inside. This should be done prior to decorating outside of Advent Box)

Cut 24 small envelopes using Envelope Folder and Flowers Thinlit Die.
Form envelopes. 

Punch border strips from pattern paper; add to each side of bind. 
Add 5 prepared envelopes to inside left part of Advent Box. 

Apply rub on to inside of Advent Box. 

Decorate with Ephemera inside. 
Add small strip of pattern paper to inside of bind to create a uniform look. 

Continue adding prepared envelopes, ephemera and rubons on the back and right cover. 

Trim numbers ticket to size; add to top of envelope. 
Make sure to leave room for invisible Velcro pieces. 

Add Velcro pieces to each envelope to create an easy way to open each envelope. 
Fill each gift card with special Bible verses, small gift items, candy etc. 

Use a large Ephemera piece for Day 25. 
Add to right inside cover with pop dots. 

Add tag to inside of Ephemera piece. 
Great place to add a hidden gift card. 

Adhere pattern paper to outside covers. 

Use label for enclosure. 
Add a holiday rub-on to inside part of label. 
Adhere doily ephemera to cover before adding prepared label.  

(HINT: Add small brads to Advent box before decorating inside. This should be done prior to decorating outside of Advent Box)
Add Ephemera to front of box. 

Die cut flowers using Sunflower Die; layer together. 
Add to front of Advent Box. 
Die cut and add leaves from Festive Gatherings
Add small metals to inside of flowers. 
Add bow. 

This is a super easy Advent Calendar and hope you give it a try this Advent Season. 
Enjoy Pam

Sizzix Mixed Media Christmas #661602
Natural Twine and Jute
3/4 and 1/2 Circle Punch
Diamond Lace Border Punch
Invisible Velcro

 2023 Comfort and Joy 

The team has been creating fun projects all month long! I hope you have enjoyed following along with projects being shared in Eileen's Fan Club or on her blog. (Link below)
There were recipes for baked goods, journals, banners, tags, cards, home decor, gift wrap and gifts to give and sell. We hope that you enjoy this event and look forward to seeing what we all create this holiday season! Please join us over at Eileen's Fan Club!!!!

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