Who Knew?!

An Advent calendar seemed like a simple enough idea, make a Christmasy scene( or solstice..mine has 21 days instead of the traditional 24) cut out some windows and back it with some darling little vignettes.

WELL I WAS WRONG!

It turns out the making of the little windows is a feat in itself, especially when you are making hundreds!

After much discussion about laser vs die, I have discovered that I will need a die cut.

The simple explanation is this, the die maker embeds sharp metal rule into a piece of type high board in the shape you desire.

Then you can use the die on a Windmill or even a Platen Press. Die making is skilled craft, it takes time and it's a little expensive.

My brother said he would help me finance the calendars, he is my hero!

They will be done in a week! Im so excited I can't sit still.

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