I love cutesy stuff and wanted to make a fun countdown calendar for my family to enjoy. I’ve used Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Matchbox Template to make many cute things in the past, and thought it would make an adorable advent calendar house. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.
Body: Always and Forever by Michelle Batton
Roof: Flutterbies: Dotty Paper Pack by Mari Koegelenberg
Template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Matchbox Template
Assorted ribbon pieces, beads and baubles and trims.
For the body, I used both box and the wrap from Kelleigh’s Matchbox Template (Large). And only the wrap for the roof. Score in the middle for the top of the roof. Cut away the both ends if you want your roof to be shorter.
Using a pencil, draw lines for the window inside the wrap. Cut it with a knife.
I have used Date Me stamp from Purple Onion Designs to stamp on 4 x 2.5″ (wee bit smaller) cardstock. You can also print it with digital alphas using bottom of box layer from the Matchbox Template.
For roof tiles, I used Stampin’ Up! Scallop Edge punch to cut out strips of papers, alternating the wave, I attached to the roof base. Cut the excess off the side.
I punched a hole in the center of the roof and put ribbons through to make it into an ornament.
Decorate the house however you like.
You can easily change the date by sliding the box from the side.
You can even stuff some candies inside the box!
Other Articles by Sunghee:
- Easter Eggs and Flowers - April 2nd, 2010
- The Perfect Gazebo - March 31st, 2010
- Envelope Clutch - February 17th, 2010
- The Perfect Pies - November 22nd, 2009
- The Perfect Baskets - November 21st, 2009