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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Friday 26 August 2022

Countdown to Christmas

Here is the first of my projects with the terrific tartan papers from Craft Consortium that I introduced in my last entry. 

It's a new take on a perpetual calendar - 

There is a drawer all across the bottom of the unit, above that three pillar shapes sit with a different month on each side, and on top sit two cubes for the days. 

I printed the months on the PC to get the required size,  trimmed thes trips to fit and lightly brushed with pine green ink to bring the colours together. Although I roughly followed a project on YouTube, I found the sizes didn't fit very well and I had to adjust everything. I made the cubes smaller so they fitted with a little more room as I covered all sides of the outside holder. I ended up making templates from copy paper to check all the sizes of the YT and adjusted to fit before wasting card. I really love the project and the flat bow is such an easy trick and worth remembering.

Instead of December, I substituted Christmas so it can be used as an advent countdown; much safer than having candles with young children about. I used various different patterns from the 12 x 12 Tartan pad to show how well they look when cut and go together. Papers from a 6 x 6 pad would work for this project too.


A fun make and especially good with these lovely Tartan papers. Do comment below if you try it and let me know if you enjoy these papers please.

Have fun!


Here is the link for them:
Essential papers - Tartan   available in 6 x6  and 12 x 12

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