Friday, December 9, 2011

A Year of Cards by Tessa

Tessa Buys took on a big assignment this month - creating a year of cards using our Mini Calendar Stickers. She did a fantastic job and now she has handy cards she can grab each month for gift tags, thank you notes, etc.

Here's what Tessa had to say about her project; "Making a year's worth of cards was sort of an overwhelming idea until I decided to come up with a simple recipe that I could follow for each card.

I chose three patterned papers for each month that tied in with the theme/season/holiday of that particular month. I was able to use up quite a few scraps! I used one 4 x 5.25 inch piece of patterned paper for the base, one 4x2 inch piece of patterned paper for the strip across, and one 4x0.5 inch piece of patterned paper to top the strip. I matted the calendar stickers on white cardstock and used foam adhesive to attach them to the cards. I added rhinestones to the calendars on holidays or special days. I topped each one off with a coordinating handmade, felt bow and a little splatter of white mist. Once I had my recipe planned, the entire set only took about an hour to put together."








Supplies: Mini Calendar Stickers, decorative border.

7 comments:

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!

missstamper said...

Those are great. I love tips for time-saving ideas!

Annette said...

Love these...So cute with the added bows...

erinrwillis said...

These are really cute!! So nice to have handmade cards already on hand (b/c sometimes you don't have time to make one!)

Liz Weber said...

Just love these Tessa, those bows are adorable, the calendars are so fantastic. I MUST get some of these wonderful calendar stickers.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

These are darling Tessa!! Love the design and the mix of papers you used for each month :)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super cool idea! Great cards! ;o)