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November 27, 2012

This is another project that we made at the all day class at Beachmere.  If you remember last year my friend Vicky shared a calendar she made with me and gave me a template for the calendar months.  This year we used a template that was part of a tutorial I purchased from Create with Connie and Mary New Catalogue 2012 Edition by the very talented designer Melissa Davies.

We used Very Vanilla card and stamped the swirl image from Everything Eleanor using Chocolate Chip ink.  We stamped the “frame” image onto Very Vanilla card using Summer Starfruit ink attached it over the stamped swirl and embossed the card using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  The ladies were impressed with this folder as it is so forgiving.  You can emboss and re-emboss using this folder and it always looks gorgeous, so you can fix any mistakes in the joining of the pattern over larger pieces such as these.  We attached the embossed pieces to Chocolate Chip card along with a strip of unembossed Very Vanilla.  The join in the two pieces on the left hand side is covered by a strip of Chocolate Chip card.  Both long edges are punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch and then wrapped with Primrose Petals 1/2″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  We tied a smaller piece of ribbon to make a knot.  The Chocolate Chip card was attached to a full sheet of Sahara Sand card.

The numbers for 2013 were cut using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (retired) from Chocolate Chip card.  The flower was stamped six times onto Very Vanilla card using Primrose Petals ink and cut out, three full flowers and three partial flowers.  The smaller flowers were attached to the full flowers using dimensionals and then over the swirls using Mini Glue Dots.  We attached medium Basic Pearls to the centres of the flowers.

We attached the calendar pages by piercing three holes through the calendar and the Sahara Sand card and inserted Mini Silver Brads.  We punched holes in the top corners and threaded through a long piece of Primrose Petals 1/2″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, tying knots at the back to create a hanger.

I love these calenders, they make great gifts and you can even add photos to truly personalise them.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now, Kris.

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  1. November 28, 2012 8:15 pm

    This is stunning Kris. You have created a truely magical gift. ooxx

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