Sunday, January 27, 2013
Pocket Calendar & Tutorial
Today I have a quick and easy project to share with you. It's a calendar that is sized to go easily in your purse or desk. The finished size is 3" x 6". There is a calendar for each month and a place to write notes for 2014. All the digis are from Daydream Designs.
Here's how I put my project together. Start with a sheet of cardstock 6" x 12" (I didn't have the color I wanted in 12 x 12 paper so I had to piece it from an 8.5 x 11 sheet) and score it every 3 inches along the 12" side. I rounded all the corners with my Round-it-All (this tool let me have the calendar closed and punched thru all layers with ease). I layered each panel with patterned paper and rounded those corners as well.
I printed one of the sentiments from the Friendship Collection Sentiments set and also printed out "2013" on cream cardstock. After cutting out and inking the edges, faux stitching was added; both panels were matted and adhered to the front panel. A glitter pen added some sparkle to the front cover. I didn't want to use any bumpy embellishments because I didn't want to add bulk and I didn't want them to get knocked off due to wear & tear during the year.
The individual calendars from the 2013 Mini Calendars set were printed on cardstock (they are just over 2" wide), cut out and inked. Two months were adhered to each panel. The "extra" panel has room to make notes for future events in 2014. If you look closely in the top picture, you'll see a date is circled. This is a very special day in our lives and in the life of the recipient -- our children are getting married...to each other. :)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Recollections
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Daydream Designs (2013 Mini Calendars, Friendship Collection Sentiments)
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Maroon)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders (Classic Circles Large & Small, Floral Ovals), Zutter Round-it-All (1/2"), Sakura Gelly Roll pens (metallic, clear star)
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #64 - Anything Goes
Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Why don't you give a purse calendar a try? They are so easy and made great gifts. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back soon. I'll have a card using Daydream Designs pre-colored digis to show you in the next day or so.