A Year in Verve

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


32 comments

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! What a great gift idea!!!

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  2. That is INSANELY cute! How much work that piece of art must have taken!! Awesome, Julee!

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  3. Gorgeous callendar! Great gift idea.
    x Natasha x

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  4. wow such a great project.
    such a great gift idea!

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  5. This is AMAZING, Julee!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

    - Hannah

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  6. This is stunning. Just stunning.

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  7. OMG, love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! Gotta make one. I'd say "right now", but really -- it's a good TV night! Soon though. Real soon. TFS.

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  8. ....oh my, Julee, that calendar is gorgeous and what a wonderful gift to give anybody.
    Can you pop by my blog, I have something for you. I don't expect you to follow the rules but I would be very pleased if you would just accept and show it. I feel you Challenge Makers etc. deserve a lot of credit too.

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  9. What a great calendar!! I love all the verve stamps!! Wow, what a year, can't wait for more!! Love the new ones by the way :)

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  10. HAHA All I thought when I saw this post was LOOK! She used her Bind-it-All!! ROFLMAO
    This is totally cute, btw!

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  11. Julee it's amazingly beautiful! I know the recipient was very happy!

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  12. Thanks for the great idea! I got a Bind-it-All for Christmas, and would love some ideas! I enjoy making 6x6 chipboard albums, but never thought of a calendar! It's just gorgeous!

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  13. This is fantastic Julee! I love all of your gorgeous paper! I wish I were the one receiving this gift! Hehe!

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  14. Oh my goodness, what a GORGEOUS calendar! Who wouldn't LOVE this?

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  15. This is fantastic! I really need to try a project like this! I love all of the different patterns for each month!BTW, I am so excited that I won your challenge! Surprised and excited! When I tried to email you from the link on the mojomonday blog,it didn't work.

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  16. I so love this calendar!!! I want one!!!

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  17. This is such an awesome calendar! Great idea and so well done!!

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  18. What a lovely calendar! Very elegant!

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  19. What a neat project-great job!

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  20. over the top fabulous. love all the color, patterns. clever idea on flipping the last six months. Hugs, Mary

    P.S. You just made my decision for me on the Bind It All.

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  21. What a fab idea. I bought a bind-it-all but haven't used it yet, I will have to make some as gifts for next year.

    I love all the different colour combinations you have used for ach month.

    Hugs Carol x

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  22. What a wonderful calendar! Great idea!!!

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  23. WOW! julee, this is absolutely amazing. I love the colors, stamps and DP you chose for each month! Just amazing!!

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  24. so pretty - love the simplicity and all your choices of stamps and papers!

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  25. These are fantastic Julee! LOVE the gorgeous designs on each month, you did an amazing job!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

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  26. You're calendar is just OUTSTANDING! I love it!

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  27. Oh Julee, you're the best...you'd better hurry and get that in the mail to me, January is almost over. ;)

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  28. oH MY GOSH.....we were totally on the SAME wave length....I made a calender in Dec too!!! Can you believe it?? I didn't take any pic's of mine but I can tell you that yours is MUCH MUCH classier and better!! I made mine from 6 4x4coasters and used 2 round clippy ring thingys to hold it together!!

    thanks so much for sharing yours!!

    Squirrellyshirley

    PS Actually I was peeking thro your airintake vent again!! **wink wink**

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