Saturday, December 11, 2010

2011 Taj Calendar

My first completed calendar.  I love taj characters--they are so cute!

Originally, the calendar came like this huge rolled up sheet.  I got 3 of them for free when I made a recent purchase at their store.  Every year I think the calendars are so cute but I don't know what to do with them cause I don't have a large enough space to hang it up.  This year I decided to cut each month out and attach to an easel card.  Click on the photo above to see a closer picture of each month. 

I like the sentiment--very fitting for the paper and for a calendar, I think.

The calendar was rolled up for so long that I had to smash it down after I cut the months out under a heavy container for a couple days.  Then I just put some glue on top so the pages would tear off.  The only thing that throws me off is that for January 2011 they have the "year of the tiger" since they print their 2010 shirt designs on the 2011 months.  2011 is the year of the rabbit.

taj has a blog but I don't think they update it much.  This site shows a lot of their card samples.  So cute!

It's been a long day.  My daughter's state Lego tournament was from this morning til almost 4 pm.  But she got a medal and her team won a teamwork trophy!  There were 56 teams today! 

Thanks for reading and hope you're having a great weekend!


Cheryl said...

So cute! That's a good idea to cut out the calendars. Maybe they are following the actual Chinese/lunar new year, like starting in late Jan or Feb will be the new animal. Although technically Japanese new year is Jan 1, so I don't know. Maybe you can get a glass tabletop for your desk and stick the calendar underneath that.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the cute calendar! I set it up on my craft table! And best animal even if it's a year off! ;)