Monday, November 24, 2014

two thousand fifteen

Hi everyone!  Sometimes I think I am so crazy for making the things that I make.  I'm sure my kids and the hubby too wonder why I do the things I do.  I think this was one of those projects that I was just about to give up on.  So time consuming because I didn't just make 1, I made 6 sets!  Oh boy, I need to give my fingers some time to rest.

If you are one of my FB friends, you might have seen this photo that I posted using Taylored Expressions new 3x4 calendars and a whole bunch of Sister Stamps images (the little pumpkin is from PTI).  I guess the purpose of these calendars is to use in pocket scrapbooking but I wanted them to be a bit more functional as well so I came up with a desk top calendar idea.  Once the month is done, you can add it to your scrapbook too.

Excuse my poor cropping here but I didn't want to rearrange the cards again to take a better photo.  I know, I am lazy.  I attached each month to kraft cardstock and added the holes with my Cinch.  By the way, I do like my Cinch but it is the older version.  I think now you can use smaller rings with the newer version?  I know they have a square hole version too, but I personally like the round holes better.

This is the front and I added the sheep from Sister Stamps too.  I used Lawn Fawn's alphabet stamps to spell out the year.  I don't know if you can see the stitched detailing on there but I added that with Lil Inkers rectangle stitched dies.  I think it adds a nice detail.  I added that to all the pages actually so there was quite a lot of die cutting going on.  Seventy eight pages of stitched rectangles to be exact! 

I had to figure out a way for it to stand so I added that little easel part in the back with some lightweight chipboard.

Here's another view of the calendars.

Oh and it never fails that one would get messed up right?  Somehow this card got glued to another and when I took them apart the TH came off too!  I tried writing it back in nicely but I think my hand was all cramped and tired so the letters are all messy.

I'd like to sell these (except the messed up one).  I'll be putting up a page soon of the things I plan to sell on anther tab on my blog.  But you can always email me if you're interested in something at

Edit December 5, 2014:  Thank you everyone for your comments and inquiries about these calendars.  They are all now sold.  Maybe I'll make more for 2016?

My next projects will be way less involved.  Maybe not as much coloring.  I have to give my Copics a little break!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


RiNNE said...

So so cool, Eva! Fab project as always!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOW Eva, I think you did a fantastic job making this AWESOME stand-up flip calendar. I really love the stitched border too. Guaranteed to be a good seller!!!

Rachel Parys said...

You are crazy, but these are flippin' fantastic!!!! I never would have had the patience, but this sure paid off!! I absolutely love these!

Denice said...

These are so stinkin' the pages....bright and adorable. From one crafter to another....I totally get why you made so many! Great job on all of them.

Leanne said...

Oh Eva!! When I first saw the calendars on FB I was blown away! This just totally floors me!! Woo Hoo! You totally rocked these. Every detail is perfect. One of the very best calendars I've seen in a long time. Congratulations on this totally fab project!!

Lynn said...

Your enormous amount of effort resulted in a wonderful set of calendars. I think most people (especially crafters) will appreciate your well spent time. Thank you for letting me see what you've been crafting.

Cheryl said...

That's a lot of calendar pages! Super cute! And the stamps even match the seasons!

kaleilani said...

Love it can I have one for Xmas I've been good!

kaleilani said...

Can I purchase one from u please

Sunghee said...

I LOVE this! I love how you layered the background paper and cute images!