I decided to use the background shapes as the base for the numbers on my advent calendar. I first use CCR to create a little gusset pocket with the Craft Room Basics cart and the George cart. I cut 24 out of a metallic holly paper, scored, folded and glued them to the base (which was also the metallic holly paper). I then chose 4 different background images from Sophie and I cut 3 of each image in red and 3 of each in green. I glued those to the pockets. I used Nursery Rhymes for the numbers and glued those to the pockets. I added a couple of red bows and viola! My advent calendar was ready to fill with little goodies for each day.
This is how it looks partially filled. My nephew volunteered to eat the candy for the first 9 days!
And this is a view looking down into the pockets.