BLOG HOP & VIDEO: How to make reversible Advent / Birthday Countdown Calendars

Reversible Countdown Calendars


Welcome to my Stamp It Demonstrator’s Group Christmas themed Blog Hop.  We’re all really excited to unveil our projects, and announce a new contest giveaway. To continue on your journey through our projects, simply use the BLOG HOPPERS links below. Today, we will be going over reversible countdown calendars

Countdown the days to any big event with these customizable advent calendar boxes project kits from Stampin Up! Let’s take the kit “out of the box” and a step further by making them reversible! That means you’ll can get 2 in 1. There are 25 treat boxes to put little trinkets and treats in each day to countdown to a big day. Fill each daily box with treats and the excitement and the fun of the big day builds over the weeks leading up to the big day. I’ll share how to create a Christmas advent calendar with a fun winter village scene, and then how to make it reversible and make a fishy fun birthday countdown calendar on the back side. You can make these for any occasion: Countdown to a Disney vacation, Bridal Shower, and more.

I created this fun reversible advent / birthday countdown calendar for my nephew this holiday season (and for his birthday). I used the Stampin’ Up Christmas Countdown Project kit.

See the video below and I’ll show you how I made this. These kits are available in my online store for a limited time.

Reversible Advent Countdown CalendarsWant even more holiday crafting ideas? Be sure to sign up for my Holiday Helper – 18 Days of Christmas projects. It is absolutely free to join.





  • All supplies used, I’ve also included a template for printable “Birthday Countdown”
  • Includes measurements, supply list and bonus instructions


Reversible birthday Calendars Reversible Advent Calendars

Christmas Countdown Kit



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  1. wanda hileman says

    would love to win this.

  2. Love these boxes–just made 5 of them for holiday presents. #stampitcontest


    Love these boxes– so cute. #stampitcontest

  4. I love your ideas on how to decorate the boxes. #stampitcontest

  5. Love this idea! Thanks for such clear instructions for a great project!

  6. Thanks for such clear instructions for a great project!

  7. Sandy Berghuis says

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sandra Kowalski says

    Love them! #stampitcontest

  9. judy gunsalus says

    very nice! #stampitcontest

  10. #stampitcontest
    This is a great idea! I have both these DSPs and I have a box from last year! Of course I may order another box because these are both so cute!
    Thanks Tami!

  11. Sharie Wilson says

    Wow Tami what a great way to use this awesome Trimming the town DSP love it. #stampitcontest

  12. Karen A Bongartz says

    So creative!! Thank you.

  13. Mary J Selby says

    Love to win the kit.

  14. #stampitcontest
    Would love to win the kit. Wonderful ideas Tami.

  15. #stampitcontest
    what a great idea, so glad your sharing this, the possibilities are endless

  16. I love all those versions of that project! #stampitcontest

  17. Linda Peabody says

    What a great idea to use it for different occasions.
    Thanks for chance at winning

  18. Kathy Oertle says

    Love the one with the houses and road.

  19. #stampitcontest
    love this idea

  20. Pauline Vaughan says

    great idea for my grandkids


  21. Kelly Jones says

    Love how using both sides it can be used for completely different things!

  22. Michael Haugland says

    I love the Advent box and the two ideas you shared. I made two last year. Now I need to get another for this year and CASE your fun ideas! (Fun Blog Hop!)

  23. JaNette Howard says

    Wonderful ideals so many possibilities.

  24. LaVonne Smejkal says

    OMG I had to share this super cute reversible advent calendar

  25. #stampitcontest
    Great idea

  26. Cheryl K Price says

    Love your ideas and tips!

  27. Gloria Morris says

    I am amazed how this is done. Great ideas!

  28. Paula Richards says

    #stampitcontest great projects! Thanks for your tips! 😊

  29. Linda Williams says

    Love these boxes! So cute!

  30. Christina McCarthy says

    Love This Idea Tami. So Cute.

  31. Elizabeth Merkle says

    Wow! Love how you decorated both sides! So cute!

  32. Elizabeth Merkle says

    Forgot #stampitcontest

  33. Alaina Bigelow says

    You have such wonderful ideas and items!! #stampitcontest