Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a project I made as a Christmas gift this year. I haven't posted it until now mainly because I've been too lazy to edit the photos! LOL! This is a 6 x 6" stand-up calendar bound with a Bind-It-All. I wanted it to stand on its own, but knew 12 sheets of cardstock and embellishments would be too bulky. So I decided to make it a double-mounted calendar, requiring only 6 sheets of 6x6 cardstock so that when you get to the end of June, you just flip the calendar around and start on the second half of the year. So Jan/Dec, Feb/Nov, Mar/Oct, Apr/Sep, May/Aug, and Jun/Jul each share one piece of cardstock. Never having done this before, I was a little nervous that it wouldn't work the way I imagined in my head, but I was pleased as punch when it turned out perfectly!
I used the A Muse square format calendar download that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and printed the pages on lightweight cardstock. Each page in my calendar has a 5.75" square of patterned paper, a calendar matted with Chocolate Chip cardstock, chocolate grosgrain ribbon and a stamped Verve image matted on a scallop square punch and embellished with Liquid Pearls and in some cases, Stickles. I'll just list what stamps and paper I used for each month and then leave you with the pictures! Click 'em to see a larger photo.
January: Snowflake Splendor; BasicGrey Blitzen DP
February: Hearts on Fire; K & Company Smitten DP
March: Asian Flair, Floral Whimsy; SU! Bali Breeze DP
April: Easter Elegance; Crate Paper Sweet Branch DP
May: Petals & Stems; Pink Martini DP
June: Petals & Stems; Making Memories Noteworthy DP
July: Seeing Stars; Scenic Route Paper DP
August: Feeling Groovy; K & Company Wild Saffron DP
September: Artful Elegance; SU! Urban Garden DP
October: Tall Oaks; Paper Salon DP
November: Tall Oaks; Webster's Pages DP
Decmeber: Poinsettia Christmas; BasicGrey Wassail DP
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.