Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 1

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 1

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 1

At long last, I’m able to bring you this year’s Advent Calendar project! I’ve done an advent calendar every year during my Pootles Advent Countdown series, but I had a bit of a freak out moment when I realised I didn’t have any number stamps that were small and was stressing as to what to do. Thanks to my team (The Pootlers), they suggested I get the Project Life Date It stamp set, and all was well in the world.

Today I have part one of the project – the box part. While I’m using it for this Advent Calendar, it’s a great size for other things too. As the lightbulb going off in my head in the project demonstrated…. Line it with a bit more cardstock to make it sturdy and you could make a mini hamper perhaps? Or put little gifts into it for under the tree.

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 1 Christmas Pines stamping

That’s the thing with boxes, you can use them for so much more than the designed project shows….

Have a great Monday!

S xx

Finished dimensions – 3 x 6 x 8″ (7.5 x 15 x 20cm)

Cardstock – 12 x 12″ (30 x 30cm)

Score on the FIRST side at 3, 9″ (7.5, 22.5cm)

Score on the SECOND side at 2, 10″ (5, 25cm)

DSP – 7.75 x 2.75″ (19.5 x 7cm)


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Sam Hammond

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  1. Very beautiful project! I love the color combo you used!

  2. Cute countdown project, I like the idea of doing activities too, tfs!

  3. Gorgeous project Sam. Love your tip about measuring up your sentiment. Xx

  4. Tana Lewis says:

    I was given a hint about bows several years ago.
    Very simple tie it from the opposite direction you want it to
    go. If you want it to hang to the bottom of the box, tie from the top.
    It sounds hard, but it is n’t. Once I started using this advise I have managed to tie bows that look so much better. Give it several tries as it does feel awkward the first couple of times. Have a wonderful day!
    Tana Lewis
    Kirkwood, MO

  5. Elisabeth says:

    I love this project and the box can be useful for other project.
    Thanks a lot.

  6. Christine Geary says:

    Hi Sam!

    I noticed that you tried the tip I had left you several weeks ago but misunderstood what I meant about wrapping twice before tying the bow. So picture this: you bring the right over left TWICE, THEN pull tight and proceed to tie your bow. Or you could do it opposite: left over right twice… anyway, by doing this it helps keep the two sides taut so that you can tie that beautiful bow. And I noticed you struggling on a recent video to get a piece of twine through a relatively small hole. Here’s another tip that I use all the time: use a dental floss threader to pull ribbon of any width through those smaller holes! I use this nearly any time I want to pull any width of ribbon through any size hole. It’s especially helpful with Bakers Twine as it helps keep unwinding to a minimum. I recommend the flow threader over a needle threader because you can pull the floss threader completely through the hole. I so admire your creativeness and am so thankful that you share with all of us. You make me look like a rock star to all who receive the myriad of gifts I give and hopefully these small tips will help you in return! Oh, best of luck on selling your home!

  7. Wonderful project! I don’t have little ones anymore, but I’m passing this on to some friends who do. One of my friends, who has 6 kids, does the activities too. Every year she does different ways of “wrapping” the activities, this will be wonderful for her. Thanks!

  8. Cute box. I love it.

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  10. Just bought my first envelope punch board today. Found your great videos. In the instructions, what does DSP mean?

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