Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 is today!

Hello!  The latest Sister Stamps are out!  There is a list of stores that sell them on the Sister Stamps blog sidebar.

Typically, the DT doesn't create anything for release day but because we had a break and I was kind of crazy feeling, I made some calendars.  So you're thinking, oh boy, more calendars but these are different, people.  Remember when I said, or wrote, that I should start making 2015 calendars?  Well, I did!  I bet a whole bunch of you thought I wouldn't but I made five 2015 calendars!  Three of them use the new Sister Stamps girls and the other two have the ever popular and loveable Hello Kitty.

This is the first one I made using a calendar I found on the internet and features Misaki.  It measures 5.5 by 8.5 inches and is on heavy chipboard.  It is pretty sturdy and should last the whole year.  There is some ribbon on the back to hang up somewhere.

Then I realized, hey I should make my own 2015 calendar templates so I did.  And I think mine are cuter cause the font is fun looking.  Boy, it took me a few tries to get it looking the way I liked and a few wasted print outs too.  This calendar is 4 months across and 3 down so it fits nicely on this vertical calendar.  This one features Minako and Misaki's birdie friends.  The corner die and the pagoda die is from La-La Land Crafts.

I also made my own calendar that is 3 months across and 4 down to fit on the horizontal calendars.  This one is more clean and features Harumi with that same cherry blossom embossing folder I used in a previous post.  I bought mine online from 7 Kids College Fund and I think it was from Nellie Snellen.

I bought this large Hello Kitty die from J's.  I think these would make great gifts for my daughter's friends.  It's difficult to see but I cut this Hello Kitty using some old Doodlebug crushed velvet cardstock so it is soft.

This is the last one.  Hello Kitty has a glittery purple bow.  So my plan is to try to make a few calendars every month.  If only stores would sell calendars early.  I am stalking Taylored Expressions for 2015 mini calendars.  Maybe if I'm desperate enough I could make my own.

CC Designs previews is coming up soon too so I'll be back for a couple more posts next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Blankina said...

Hi Eva, how sweet these new stamps,
great calendars..Hope you will have a great weekend,
Hugs Blankina

Rachel Parys said...

These are all so cute!!! I agree, stores should sell more calendars way in advance!!!

Jenny said...

Ah! We had the same thought! Except you are waaaay ahead of the game! Love your layouts. Thanks for all your help!

Creations by Shirl said...

Great sets Eva... you rock those calendars... You will be inspiring lots of peeps...LOL!

Cheryl said...

Ha! yeah, didn't think you would get started so early! Really pretty calendars! That was a good idea to make your own calendars...the font does look cuter! The pagoda looks really nice in gold! Cute Hello Kittys too!

Jazzmom said...

Beautiful calendars! Great inspiration - & a good idea to start early! :)

Denice said...

Oh so sweet....the new images are looking better and better, every time I see them.
I was just thinking about 2015 calendars....thanks for the inspiration.

Leanne said...

These are gorgeous Eva!! Beautiful colors wonderful prints and oh so cute girls with gorgeous colorings. Love the HK calendars too. Great idea to fun up the calendar too. Loved your projects for this release, well duh I love all your projects for everything. ^.^

RiNNE said...

These are all gorgeous, Eva! They look professionally made!