Many people like to have a small calendar on their desk so they can see the month at a quick glance. You don’t want it to be too small that you can’t see the days but you don’t want it too large either because then it takes up lots of space on your desk. This years 2012 calendar is just that. Now that we have the latest Calendar update in My Digital Studio the calendar part is easy to create and you can change the colors of the month, days, lines, numbers to match the rest of the calendar project – the card stock and designer paper. This year I used the new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration – the colors in the paper are Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade and Soft Suede.
The base of the calendar is Soft Suede. It is basically like a card with three months of the year on each of the four sides of the card. For each side I added a strip of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper at the top. On the bottom are the three monthly calendars layered on a coordinating piece of card stock. Since the calendars were created using My Digital Studio I was able to match my colors to my project. Notice on Jan – Mar I was able to use Pool Party for the months and numbers which matches the paper.
I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit to cut butterflies and hearts to decorate the tops of each side.
To finish I tied some of the Organdy Ribbon in the Everyday Enchantment Sale-A-Bration pack around each side – Lucky Limeade on one side and the Calypso Coral on the other. Tie so that you have a bow on one side, then cut another smaller piece of ribbon and use it to add a bow to the other side – then you have a bow for each season.
The hearts and butterflies are on dimensionals and you can dress up the butterfiles with brads or pearls or rhinestones.
When assembling each side leave a gap at the bottom of the center month. Then cut a strip of card stock that will be used as the stand to keep the card from sliding apart and falling. My strip was maybe 1″ wide and 5 or so long and then scored twice to create a ‘U’ shape. Stick the ends inside those gaps between the card stock layers and it will hold your calendar up.
Have a nice day! After a rainy weekend we have sunshine today.