Thursday, December 10, 2015

Countdown Calendar & FREE Template!

With the festive season in full swing, jingle bells in the air and the craziness of holiday activities do you find yourself needing a reminder of how many days are left until Christmas?
With my to-do list, I sure do… hahaha, so I created this fun calendar helping me count down the days until the 25th December. My children are already negotiating who gets to change the tags each day, especially as they get to grab a piece of candy for doing so (bribery can be a good motivator… oops did I really say that?) I love that it is fun and funky enough to sit on my mantel with our other Christmas decor.
Here is the result: a super cute Countdown Calendar made with the uber cute and thoroughly festive Wish Season collection.
Countdown Calendar by Kim Watson 
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Using the ‘Snowed In’ patterned paper and a PDF template I created, I cut out and folded first the box, then the drawer and the backing board. By folding a little step in the backing board it acts as a ledge, stopping the count down tags from slipping off.
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The front of the drawer is decorated with ephemera. Behind it, adhered to the top of the box, is a selection of little trees and a deer charm, all found in the Wish Season collection. Together they create a sweet little wintery scene.
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The little drawer keeps your 25 Countdown Tags all neat and tidy when you aren’t using them.
Countdown Tags by Kim Watson 
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The ease at which you can put these tags together will surprise you. Start by cutting a mixture of tag bases 2.25″x 3.75″ and decorate, it’s as easy as that!!
Supplies you will need to complete the tags:
  • 6×6 paper pad
  • Countdown tag pack
  • Ephemera pack
  • Various puffy stickers
  • Silver foil
  • Buttons
  • Mini attacher
BONUS: I have created a downloadable template with full instructions for you to make a Countdown Calendar of your own!! ENJOY!
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Hope you all have a fun and hopefully not too crazy week preparing for the Christmas festivities. Remember if you use the template please upload your projects to our Facebook page or hashtag #fancypantsdesigns on Instagram to allow us and our fans to leave you some crafty love! Glad you stopped by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  Wish Season