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« on: October 21, 2017 06:37:25 PM »

Made this for my partner in the 12 days of Christmas swap last year.  The first 12 day cards were the tags on her gifts so she'd know what to open.  The base is an old cigar box and the back opens to hold the cards.  (Don't know why they are sideways - sorry!)


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017 09:58:49 AM »

Love how the cards all fit inside, and I adore the dimensionality of it.  Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017 10:21:17 AM »

I don't have words for how much I love this charming countdown!
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I love how you nails this point.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017 08:50:08 AM »

Ooh, this is super cute! It would be fun to put something nifty into the box each day for the kids to open and find, they would adore it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017 07:23:29 AM »

Ooh, this is super cute! It would be fun to put something nifty into the box each day for the kids to open and find, they would adore it!

I've also done them with little matchboxes - if you want to put a little item or note for each day.  Wish I'd though of it when my kids were small!  I did a Halloween one with a list of items appropriate to the 4 year old it was aimed at. 

I really love a good countdown ;-)

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Thanks for all your positive comments.  These are great fun to do.  I need to make our house a Halloween countdown! 
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017 12:16:48 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017 12:29:28 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017 06:42:34 PM »

Cool!
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