12 Days of Christmas 2020 | Advent Calendar

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Advent Calendar

Hi everyone 🖐 I hope you’re ready to dust off the cobwebs from Halloween and get into some serious Christmas preparations 😉 I’m starting off my 12 Days of Christmas series with one of my biggest projects, an Advent Calendar and keeping it as quick & easy as possible so I can get it finished in plenty of time for December 1st. 

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This Advent calendar is for my husband and part of it will travel with him to work so he can still enjoy some seasonal festivities while he’s away from home. This greatly influenced the size & design of my project as I need to make something he will like, that isn’t too big & can travel well and these sweet little bags met the brief perfectly 😁

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I used the Heartwarming Hugs DSP for the bag toppers & chose coordinating cardstock for the bases. They’re closed with simple ribbon and a silver star & glitter number(s) add the necessary sparkle & shine ✨ 

To make an entire Advent calendar (24 for mine), you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – 12 sheets
    Cut to 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (per base)
  • DSP – 3 (12″ x 12″) sheets
    Cut to 3″ x 3-3/4″ (per topper)
  • Foil – 1 (12″ x 12″) sheet
    Cut to 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ (per star)
  • Glitter cardstock 1/4 (12″ x 12″) sheet
    Cut to 1-1/2″ x 5″ (per 10 numbers)


Here’s the How To:

Finished Size: 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ x 1-1/4″
Cardstock: 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
DSP: 3″ x 3-3/4″

  • Score @ 2-1/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-3/4″ & 7″ (on the 7-1/2″ side)
  • Score @ 2-7/8″ & 6-3/8″ to 3″ down (on the same side)
  • Turn 90°
  • Score @ 1″ (on the 5-1/2″ side)
  • Assemble as bag base as per the video
  • Attach the DSP topper to the back
  • Close with ribbon
  • Embellish as desired

I love how these little bags turned out and can hardly wait until they’re all made and I can see them as a group – I’ll make sure to add a photo. They’re perfect for all sorts of small gifts or treats and would make lovely table favours as well as they don’t take up much space.


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