Happy New Year to all our readers! This is my first post of 2013 and I’m really excited to share with you something I’ve created for the start of what I hope is a creativity-filled year ahead.
Some years back I made calendars for family and friends as a Christmas gift but I didn’t get around to doing it for 2013. As I was clearing out my desk (an arduous task), I found some date templates that I had printed out but neglected to use. Then I spied in my stash an acrylic display from Heidi Swapp that I swiped during a local store's closing down sale and asked myself, "Why not?"
For the cover, I had layered up journal tags, cut outs, chipboard pieces, washi tape and even the ribbon that was used to tie up a package of scrapbook supplies. I love the mistable alphas from American Crafts. They are just so versatile and can be used for any kind of project.
Putting together the pages for each month was a challenge. I cut out patterned paper from collections that I thought would match the sentiments of that month likeValentine’s for February, summer for July and August, Christmas for December etc. It was not as easy as I thought, since I have accumulated so much paper that I liked and it was tough deciding which ones to use! Besides, I really had to control the urge to just layer and layer or else the final product would become an ugly bulging mess.
The template I had proved useful when putting the pages of the calendar together.
Well, that is all I have for you today.
Until my next post, keep creating!
Patterned papers: Prima, Bo Bunny, MME, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Echo Park, Webster’s Pages, Heidi Swapp
Embellishments: Prima, American Crafts, Pink Paislee, MME, Basic Grey
Mists: Tattered Angels
Alphas: American Crafts