Today we welcome back to our new All Star Design Team Cathy Harper. We love her bright and beautiful creations and are so happy to have her back!
Now let's hear from Cathy in her own words…
Hi everyone! Cathy here with you today to share a little calendar with the new Mini Decorative Calendars for 2016. I don't often make things for myself, but when I saw this little metal piece at my local hobby store, I knew I could turn it into a cute little calendar for my scrap desk. Plus, I will add a to the back each month as the year progresses.
The SRM Mini Decorative Calendars measuring 2" x 2" are perfect for this project...the pages are 4x4 and these little calendars were just the right size.
SRM now has this nifty little
Wafer Thin Die for the Decorative Calendars, so creating the pieces was super easy.
I used my e-bosser to cut them all out of teal card stock and then added a similar shape in kraft card stock, embossed with different embossing folders. After I had all my shapes cut and embossed, I just added the calendar stickers and had fun decorating with the gorgeous My Mind's Eye On Trend collection and Caribbean Baker's Twine! I added little stickers to special dates through out the year.
Here's a few of the months close up. I love all the shapes and textures!
And my favorite month, September, will be my grand baby's first birthday. I love this little calendar page and can't wait to add her photo to the back. Honestly, I bet over half of the calendar pages will feature her pictures.
What a fun project this was to make! Can't wait to start using it!
I love how this turned out! It's the fist time I have made a mini calendar for myself. I will be making a few more as gifts now that this great little die is available!
Thanks for joining us today at SRM! Hope I've inspired you to create lots of Christmas calendar gifts. Now's a good time to start! How many do you want to make?