2012…

We created calenders last Friday for next year.  These calendars are magnetic, so they are able to be hung on your fridge or if you wanted, punch a couple of holes in the top, add some ribbon & hang on your wall.  So many possibilies.
I created the calender on the computer, but wanted an A5 size so that I could easily use it to record everyday living – appointments, birthdays, workshops, etc.  I think it has worked out well.  Another thing you could do, is stamp all your birthdays in one stamp & colour, appointments in another, public holidays another & so on…… 
I have already given this calender to a cousin of mine, which will suit her kitchen perfectly!
I will post the second one I did tomorrow & will probably give it away too, which means I will have to create another for myself.  
I randomly stamped images onto the calender pages using Marina Mist & Soft Suede Inks.  I also stamped off on some of the images to give it a little of a different look.
Ensuring I had all pages squared away neatly, using my Handheld Punch, I punched 3 holes along the top of the calender, about 1.5cm in from both sides & 1 cm down from the top.  I added 3 Rhinestone Brads through the holes. 
I adhered a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock to a piece of cardboard from a pack of DSP Papers, which had been cut back to A4 size, using Sticky Strip.  This will give you a little more strength for your calender.  I then adhered the pages to the bottom of the board, only applying adhesive to the top part of the calender.  This way, come next year, all you have to do is tear off the last page, print out a new calender & adhere to the same board.
I embossed 2 pieces each of Very Vanilla & Marina Mist Cardstocks using my Bigshot & the Embossing Folder – Finial Press.  I was going to add pockets to the calender using these embossed pieces, but thought better of it as they would have either got stuck in the pockets or stay there permanently, so I created false pockets.
I matched the pattern of the 2 embossed pieces, added a thin piece of Marina Mist Cardstock, along with a gathered piece of Crochet Trim Ribbon to the Very Vanilla pieces & adhered them to a piece of Marina Mist Cardstock.
I then repeated the same step except with the piece of Marina Mist Cardstock & adhered it to a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
Both pieces were then adhered to the top of the board using Sticky Strip.
I stamped 8 flowers onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, 4 using Marina Mist Ink, & 4 using Soft Suede Ink.  I cut around the images, adhered them to the embossed cardstock with SU Dimensionals & adhered Basic Pearls to the centre of the flowers.
If you wanted, you could easily add a photo to the piece of embossed Very Vanilla, as there is heaps of room to do so.  Better still, add a photo to the top of your calender & decorate.  As I stated previously, the possibilities for this type of calender is endless!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Cardstock from DSP Papers
Embossing Folder – Finial Press
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Victoria
Accessories – Basic Pearls, SU Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Rhinestone Brads – Light Blue, Bigshot
Until tomorrow when I post the 2nd calender, Enjoy!

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