Vintage Advent Calendar

Turn receipt holders into a crafty way to count down the days until Christmas.
Vintage Advent Calendar

Design by Sande Krieger

Two purchased receipt holders become a pretty vintage Advent calendar when wired together. Use a neutral color scheme with one accent color to keep the project from becoming too busy. Fun details and messages adorn each Advent card made from "artist trading cards," embellishments, stamps, and stickers.

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    Receipt holder: 7Gypsies. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Echo Park (Day 7), 7Gypsies (Day 8, Day 17, Day 14, Day 11, Day 22, Day 19), Tim Holtz (Day 20). Stickers: Cosmo Cricket (small blocked uppercase letters), BasicGrey (labels, small black, white letters), October Afternoon (large letters, blocked letters), 7Gypsies (labels, paper tape), Jenni Bowlin Studio (border). Die cuts: October Afternoon (Day 1, 15, 17), Jenni Bowlin Studio (bingo card), 7Gypsies (numbered cards, tags, tickets). Ribbon: May Arts. Twine: Martha Stewart Crafts. Gems: Basic Grey (small), Doodlebug Design (large), Pink Paislee (square). Metal accents: Tim Holtz. Die: Sizzix. Stamps: Tim Holtz (Day 7), 7Gypsies (Christmas greeting, Calais), FontWerks (letters), EK Success (antique letters). Ink: Ranger Industries (black, brown), Memories (red). Marker: Sharpie. Punches, adhesive: Fiskars.
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