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Guest Blogger: Debi Adams, Merry & Bright Christmas Advent Calendar

Well it’s no secret but I am a major fan and friend of Tammy Tutterow! She is one of the sweetest people I know and I am better person and artist for knowing her. Actually I feel so very fortunate that I work with a LOT of fabulous designers here at Spellbinders. They always amaze me with their creative artistry. Knowing and working with them is one of the best parts of my job! Today as a Guest Blogger, I am showcasing Tammy’s dies by using them as a Christmas Countdown home decor piece.

Loving the mini envelopes! So perfect for tucking in sweet treats or messages. I made this project so that it can be hung on the wall and used as a 12 Days of Christmas Advent. The notecards can tell where a specific gift is hidden or they can include a picture, a special thought or candy!

To make this simple project you will need the following supplies:

Spellbinders™ Platinum Machine: PL-001

Tammy Tutterow’s Notched Mini Envelope by Spellbinders-S4-616

Type-Oh Contour Die-SR-011

Victorian Numbers-S4-540

Standard Circles LG-S4-114

Tammy Tutterow’s Frayed Posies-S4-619


Black, White, Red, Red-glittered and Green Cardstock of Your Choice

Patterned Paper of Your Choice

Snowflake Sequins


Mini Clothespins


Pom Pom Balls

Sentiment Stamps

Wooden Tray or Large Frame

Hot Glue Gun/Glue

Die-cut12 envelopes and fold and adhere in place as indicated by score lines.

Die-cut the fronts only using the envelope die from patterned paper and adhere to front of envelopes.

Die-cut letters from various alphabet dies using different colors of card stock

Die-cut 2nd smallest circle from card stock and adhere to envelopes. Add letters.

Attach ribbon to one envelope.

String and adhere two strands of twine to framed box.

Die-cut flowers from glittered-paper and card stock.  Adhere together and glue pom-pom ball to center.  Attach flowers in three place, two onto side of frame and one in center of bottom twine.

Attach envelopes to twine using hot glue and clothespins.

Die-cut 12 inserts using white card stock.  Stamp sentiment at top of each insert.  Place inside envelope.

Randomly attach snowflakes to envelopes.

* I did not place numbers on the envelopes but feel free to add that detail if you like.


There is so much versatility with the envelope die when just a bit of imagination is tossed in. I want to thank Tammy for making this project possible!

Hope all of you will take the time to make this a festive and reflective time of the year.












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