Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar with Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper

I finally got the Christmas Countdown Kit done that I purchased last year! My plan was to make one for each of my 6 grandsons, but since I never got even one done, I didn’t purchase the other 5 kits last year. I was a bit disappointed with myself, but I was given a second chance when Stampin’ Up! carried the Christmas Countdown Kits over this year, YAY!

The decoration pieces that came with the kit were a bit too elegant for my rowdy crowd. I think that was part of the reason why I didn’t get the kit done last year. Then I saw another demonstrator use the scenery paper from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper pack and I was excited to start.

I cut the paper into 2″ squares, carefully keeping them in order so that I didn’t have to put the “puzzle” back together. I used a 1″ circle punch to cut out the finger hole slots.

I used the Jolly Season Santa and reindeer die to put Santa flying across the top of the calendar. Some of the numbers were ones that I had from my scrapbooking stash. I have no idea how old they are or where they came from, but they were a shinny copper color and I liked them, so on they went. I used liquid glue to adhere everything.

I used the Coming Home stamp set and the Home Together Dies to add some popped up trees. I also found the retired Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes with some tree stickers that I thought went well with the designs (lower right corner day 8).

The Trimming the Town DSP wreaths cut with the matching Home Together Dies made a pretty accent on the church. One of the stars from the All the Trimmings Embellishments added another fun element to a tree.

Some little rhinestones added some sparkle to the bare trees. I didn’t have enough of the foraged numbers so I die cut the rest using the retired Little Numbers Dies and Copper Foil.

I just had to add a die cut car to the scene somewhere and it fit in on date 23. It’s colored with Stampin’ Blends and popped up with a dimensional.

I scattered some of the Adhesive Backed Snowflakes randomly across several of the boxes.

Product List – Some of the items are retired and no longer available. The kit comes with enough supplies to create the entire Advent Calendar without adding anything extra.

Home Together Dies



Jolly Season Dies (En)



Little Numbers Thinlits Dies


Little Numbers Thinlits Dies



Noble Peacock Rhinestones


Noble Peacock Rhinestones



1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch


1″ (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch



Copper Foil Sheets



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