Saturday, January 2, 2010
2010 desk calendars
Here is a great way to showcase our new papers and have a desktop calendar. Now that I think about it I realized I did not leave any room for my business card. hmmmmm bummer! I made one of these last year for my desk and love it, in fact, I revamped it for this year. I have included it with this post. I made two of the new ones so I can use them as hostess gifts or right-left game gifts or whatever. The calendar is called Moments in Time from last year's January Stamp of the Month set. Great little tool. As you can see I took some extra little steps with this year's calendars. The tree set is called Four Seasons, rightly so, and I used some stickles for the snow, some Flower Soft for the Spring and Fall trees. Someone had suggested to just wipe off the dates that weren't part of the month which I attempted to do, but I don't know what to use. I tried Q-Tips, but that still left a little bit of the ink showing so I just covered the half there-half not there numbers with some sparkly things from Stampendous, maybe called Class-A-Peel, but not certain about that.
The way these calendars work is you use a 6X12 inch piece of cardstock scored at 6 inches. You cut CS - Card Stock 5.5X5.5 and B&T - Background and Texture paper about 5.25X5.25 then make the calendar cs 5.5X1.75 and the background cs 5.5X2 and the tree stamp is about 2.5 square with the mat cut from a nesties die a little smaller than 3 inches square. You put Winter and Spring on one side so all you have to do is turn it around for the next three months, you put Summer and Fall on the other side so you untie the ribbon at the bottom, flip the calendar over and retie the ribbon. That first piece of cs for your base feels quite flimsy until you get all the other cs and b&t on it and then it feels quite substantial. As you can see from the photos below it holds up quite nicely. I realize now that I should have taken a photo of this from the side so you could see what I am talking about. My camera battery is on the charges so I can't do that right now. While I was taking these photos the camera kept shutting off. This is all the photo taking I am going to get done for now. If you would like a side shot leave me a message and I will take one later. Got to get some work done.
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