Thursday, 28 November 2019

Amazing 12 x 12" Shadow Box Advent Calendar NO DIES REQUIRED!

Shadow Box Advent Calendar No Dies Needed


Hi Everyone!
Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you so much for popping by.
I am so proud of the project i have for you today! Its my own idea & i totally love it! Its a shadow box Advent Calendar. Its very easy to make & has the same concept as the Shadow Parcel boxes tutorial i did the other day. It does take a little bit of time to make but thats just because of all the little boxes you have to make. It holds 25 & they are very roomy so you can fit other things in as well as Chocolate/Treats.

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I made this one for my Daughter & she loves it. I put her name along the bottom which i made from some alphabet dies i had in my stash. The numbers on the front of the boxes are also made from number dies. If you don't have any number or letter dies you can maybe stamp them and heat emboss them. As the title states, you don't need any dies for this project. You can choose to decorate your calendar anyway you like.

I made my boxes from card stock and then decorated them with patterned paper. You could of course just use patterned paper to make your boxes but then they won't be as strong. It would cut down on time though. The choice is yours. If you use a nice quality thick paper it may be ok. The shadow box itself is made from 12 x 12" patterned paper & i reinforced the back with a 12 x 12" sheet of white card stock.

DIMENSIONS

FOR THE SHADOW BOX FRAME YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 12 X 4 1/2"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2",  1 1/2",  2 1/2" & 3 1/2" DO THIS TO ALL 4 PIECES

YOU WILL NEED A 12 X 12" PIECE OF PATTERNED PAPER & A 12 X 12" PIECE OF CARD STOCK TO REINFORCE THE BACK.

BOXES

YOU NEED 15 BOXES MEASURING 8 1/4" X 5 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2, 4, 6 & 8"
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2", 2 1/2" & 4 1/2"



EACH BOX NEEDS 5 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 7/8" SQUARE

YOU NEED 9 BOXES MEASURING 7 3/4" x 5 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2,  3 3/4",  5 3/4"  & 7 1/2"
SCORE THE SHORT @ 1/2",  2 1/2"  &  4 1/2"

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 5/8" X 2 7/8" & 1 PIECE MEASURING 2 7/8" SQUARE



YOU NEED 1 BOX MEASURING 7 1/4" X 5 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 3/4",  3 1/2",,5 1/4"  & 7"
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2",  2 1/4",  &  4 1/4"

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 1 5/8" X 1 5/8"


Please check out my video for full instructions. You can find the link below.

Bye for now

Ann xx


21 comments:

  1. That looks brilliant, thank you for sharing it what a lovely idea for an advent calendar.

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  2. Brilliant Anne thank you need people like you to come up with ideas for us that have no idea where to start but love to create but need direction xxxxxx

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  3. This is absolutely amazing! I love it! You definitely have a talent for creating. Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas. I will be making one of these for my daughter, she will LOVE it. ��

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    1. Thank you Lydia! I am 100% sure your daughter will love it. My Daughters whole face lit up when i showed her it xx

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  4. Thank you for this Ann, I love it. I've already made 2 advent calendars but the boxes are so small I haven't found anything small enough to go in them - so 2 of these will be a splendid replacement x

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    1. Yes thats so frustrating with some of them as there is little you can fit in. These boxes are very roomy. Happy crafting xx

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  5. What a great project! Love the box sizes! Thankyou for another wonderful project.

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  6. WOW!! A lot of time and work went into making this project, but I love it as I am sure your daughter will as well! I'd have to start this one around the Easter time frame :) :) !!! TYFS and have a blessed Happy Thanksgiving Day.

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    1. Thank you Claire, yes its a lot of work but so worth it. My daughter loves it xx Happy Thanksgiving xx

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  7. This is a fantastic make Ann, thanks for sharing in All Things Crafty FB group xx

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  8. Looks amazing... cant wait to have a go!. Xx

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  9. Simply AMAZING. I will make one for my dog. Thank you for sharing. Yet again a truly inspiring project. Xx mal melbourne australia

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  10. Hi Ann that is so beautiful think I'm going to give it a go for my 6 year old son it's just so gorgeous and lovely to think it's all handmade and personal Gemma xx

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  11. Love this thank you for sharing your wonderful projects gives me so much inspiration

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  12. Hi Ann what a gorgeous advent calendar have 3 grandchildren so it looks like I will be making 3 love all your projects. Thanks Maggie

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  13. Loved so much I immediately started to make one. :) I have a question and a note for you. Note....your dimensions for the pattern paper pieces on the 2nd size boxes have a 2 x/x ... should be 1 x/x. Question....for second box the lid will not close because the length is to long.... how did you overcome that hurdle?
    Thank you for sharing this fun project!

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    1. I figured it out!! First...forming I needed 16 Lg, 8 skinny, and 1 tiny box. Then, on skinny boxes score short side 1/2", 2 1/4, 4 1/4. Then last note is on the pattern paper for skinnies... need two 1 5/8" x 1 7/8, two 1 7/8" squares (the 4 sides) and one 1 5/8 (tall) x 1 7/8 (wide) for the top. :) Hope this helps others making your beautiful advent calendar. :)

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