Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mini Calendar by Roberta Rosi


Today we have a treat for you!  It's a project from Roberta Rossi creating the most wonderful boxed mini calendar using SRM Stickers and one of our rectangular clear boxes.  Roberta made this project in 2014 when she was a member of our design team.  Just change the stickers to the 2017 version and you are good to go!

Here is the finished box!

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And to hold her Mini Calendar, Roberta used this rectangular clear container


And now we'll show you how she made it!   First Roberta  covered the outside with a strip of paper ( 10 ½ " x 3 5/ 8 "). , She also cut  4 squares of paper 2 ½ "x 2 ½ " (two yellow and two gray ) to cover the bottom and the cover of the box which helps the box to become more rigid and sturdy.

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She then cut out 6 rectangles in yellow cardstock (2 ¼ "x 3 ½ ") and adhered the calendar months to the white cardstock.  She cut out the months by hand.

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She decorated with stitching and borders the six yellow cards on both sides.
With pop dots Roberta put the 12 months, two on each yellow card (front and back and decorated them with Stone twine.

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With a Sizzix die Roberta cut flowers in yellow cardstock and she assembled them to make it 3D. 

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On three sides of the box she attached strips of kraft high ¾ " and decorated with Sticker Stitches.

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On the cover of the box I attached the flower and a 2014 sticker mounted on Kraft. (change that to the 2017 sticker)  And now the box is ready to be loaded with the mini calendars!

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Just put the mini calendars inside the box.  You will have 6 cards with 12 months and be sure to include a small metal clamp inside as well.

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To use as a calendar, simply remove the first month from the box, attach it to the top front of the box with the metal clamp. 


 Brilliant and beautiful!  

Roberta is from Milan, Italy.  You know that Milan is the design capital of the world.  When someone asks you about the calendar that you made, you can simply say "It's an Italian design!"  And it is!  Thanks Roberta for this ingenious project.  It is truly an inspiration!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Cute idea! Love the colors of the papers that were chosen.

Roberta said...

Ancora grazie Susan! Bello rivedere un mio progetto sul tuo blog... ti seguo sempre!!! Baci

Ruza Rebel said...

Very cute idea! Love!