A few months ago I got together with some friends to pull together a day of crafts. We searched crafting blogs over and over until we came up with a list of projects. One of those projects was an advent calendar. Originally it was supposed to be a Christmas advent calendar but I wanted to be able to use it all year long.
We found the original idea at Blue Cricket Design for the tutorial on how to make the frame.
Here are the basics of the project we made. We painted a circle onto the glass of a photo frame out of chalk board paint. Then we used vinyl for the words, "days until." We didn't want to use it for only Christmas, thus we didn't put the holiday in vinyl and opted to put it on the background. Although I can be extremely crafty I didn't have the motivation to scrapbook pages to go behind the glass, thus I decided I would create them using Photoshop.
Now I'm offering them to all of you for FREE! That's right each month my website will feature a new download of the month. These freebies are intended to be used with an 8 x 10 frame and I've even created a cut border to help you with the sizing.
For those who don't have access to a vinyl cutter I've also included a .jpg with the words "days until" written onto the page.
To find this sweet download head on over to my website found here.
Each download of the month includes"
(1) 8 1/2 " X 11" Printable JPEG without the black lettering
(1) 8 1/2 " X 11" Printable JPEG with the black lettering
*Please note you will purchase these downloads like any other item in my store but when you check out you will select the "free checkout" option. Then it will take you to the confirmation page. Click "Continue" and then "My Downloads" found under "My Account."*