Beyond the Page

Kaisercraft Advent Calendar – 3 ways

November 16, 2009

The Kaisercraft Advent Calendar (SB2066) is one of our most popular Christmas Beyond-the-Page projects to date!!

And why wouldn’t it be???

Who doesn’t love counting down the days till Christmas?

Lets look at three very different ways to use this BTP from our talented Design Team!

1. Advent Calendar for Christmas, by Alicia Barry

Materials: Advent beyond the page project (SB2066), Christmas carnival papers, KC rhinestone strips, Die cut journalling tags, ric rac, KC chipboard letters, KC pink paint., stickles.

Christmas Carnival - Alicia Barry

“I love the tree patterned paper in this collection, and they seemed perfect for making dimesnsional. I decided to combine them in layers to create a free standing diorama. Accordian folded cardstock created an easy base.”


  • Take care not to paint the tabs of the project. Doing so will -result in the pieces not fitting together easily.
  • When constructing the boxes, Apply, a strip of sticky tape to hold the box in form begore adhering a strip of pattened paper and adhering with the join at the back.
  • Consider using the opening as a shadow box to create a Christmas diorama theme, rather than doing a layout.

Although…. as Nikki and Tanya show us below, you don’t have to use the Advent Calendar just for Christmas projects!

2. Everyday Advent Calendar by Nikki Antontello

Materials: Advent Calendar, Lilac Avenue Paper Collection, Experience Rubons, Friendship Rubons, Lilac Rhinestones, Kaisercraft Paint, Foam tape, Black Gel pen, Kindy Glitz, Flower Punch & Scallop Punch

Lilac Avenue - Nikki Antonello (4)

Lilac Avenue - Nikki Antonello (3)

Lilac Avenue - Nikki Antonello (2)

My Inspiration:

“Isabelle is your very typical little four year old girl who loves collecting little bits and pieces of everything.  She has the most vivid imagination and fills her days with adventures of  fairies and make believe.  All the little things she collects,  she then deems as some sort of wonderful magical treasure.  When I saw all the little boxes in the calendar, I knew they would make the most perfect draws for her to store her treasures in.  I chose to decorate the box in Lilac Avenue paper as they are just so very pretty and I wanted this to be a really girlie keepsake for her.  The photo was one I’d taken earlier of her in the garden, which prompted me to create a setting to suit that.  As there were lots of flowers on the paper, I didn’t have to look too far for what I could cut out and layer.  The rest of the setting I just drew and created myself.  This was such a fun piece to create….a little flight of fantasy……which Isabelle  absolutely adores!”


  • Doodle around the edges of the boxes and cut out pieces to add definition. Highlight with some glitter.
  • Add rubons to the draws / boxes to echo the sentiment of the piece.

3. Annual Calendar & storage, by Tanya Tahir

Materials: Rewind paper collection, die cut elements, embellishmetn pack, rub ons

Rewind - Tanya Tahir

Want to make an advent calendar yourself?

Check out our downloadable PDF instructions on our website – they’re FREE!

Have you made an advent calendar? What does it look like?

Post up a link to your creation below, and we’ll feature our favourites on a blog post tomorrow!! :)

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  • Reply Carmen O November 16, 2009 at 9:42 am

    What fabulous creations! They’ll all make wonderful gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply louise G November 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Love them all! I am doing the christmas one for my girls to share this year, I hope they are around next yr so they can have one each!

  • Reply Hilary November 16, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Here’s mine here:
    I followed Melissa’s design as mine is a demo for a class I’m helping teach :-)

  • Reply Marielle November 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

    those are wicked cool!!!

  • Reply Shemaine Smith November 16, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    beautiful job ladies!

  • Reply Toni Crane November 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Here’s a link to mine, though I didn’t use KC papers, I loved the design of the box and just had to have one….

  • Reply Elizna November 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Love your awesome work!

  • Reply AngelaL November 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I loved putting together my advent calendar and my DS is certainly looking forward to using it on 1 December. Here’s a link to mine and I’ve used some KC paint on it, but not KC papers.

  • Reply Donna VanWert November 16, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I have bought two but not started on either yet. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Reply Lindsay Ernst November 17, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I absolutely LOVE this but live in the midwest and can’t find a retailer anywhere, can I purchase online?????? I would love to make one with my kids for christmas!

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  • Reply sandy November 18, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I have a question, is everyone putting paper each of the little boxes or just the front? If you are, do you have a pattern?

  • Reply sandy November 18, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I have a question, is everyone putting paper around each of the little boxes or just the front? If you are, do you have a pattern?

  • Reply Beverley Warwick November 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I was lucky enough to be given supplies to put together an advent calendar for display at my lss. Now I need to make another one for us to use at home … gotta love my job!

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  • Reply clare December 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    this was so much fun to make and was really easy
    the kids have also enjoyed eating their way slowly through each box :>

  • Reply Wanda November 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I can’t find a retailer… can I purchase online??????

  • Reply Tanz November 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I purchased mine online at a place in New Zealand. not sure if you can buy them elsewhere online.

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    How can I purchase one – I live in Houston Texas. 713-324-3763

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    I just bought mine and am wondering how you put this thing together. I know it probably snaps together but Do you cut them apart? Any ideas?


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  • Reply Kathleen November 24, 2011 at 3:31 am

    My sister bought me the advent calendar and we loved putting them together. She lives in Selia, Washington and I live in Roy, Utah. We searched each craft store for your products and none were located. Since she has gone home, my little dog took a liking to the advent calendar and chewed up 5 of the boxes and broke a few more. Is it possible to purchase the boxes for the advent calendar. Also I painted it white and thought that if the boxes could be purchased I could use it for a Halloween countdown and an Easter countdown. Please let me know. If you could give me any information of a craft store here in Utah that carries your products I would appreciate it. Thank you, Kathleen

  • Reply Blueberry November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Hi i think the ideas are wonderful and id really like to know where to buy one :)

  • Reply Jessa Krista Cambangay December 28, 2012 at 2:25 am

    This is very nice! Now I have gotten an idea for a design for my school project! :D

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