Hello! Shantaie here today with a fun idea. I challenged myself to create a more updated look and use of the traditional mini calendar, and to make it pretty enough to give as a gift. I set myself up for quite the challenge. After all paper crafters have been creating mini calendars for many years, how could I do possibly anything that hasn't already been done?
The answer was I couldn't. Not really. So I sought not to reinvent it, but to reinvent the way I might use a mini calendar in my daily life. I would most likely use it in tandem with my daily/ weekly planner, and I figured I would want it to be happy, colorful and loose so I could attach the month to my planner or on my desk.
What I came up with is 12 separate and distinct 3 X 4.5" pages cut from bristol, stamped in black with splashes of gellato in silver and pink.
For January and February I used the love birds stamp set and for march birthday plans stamp set. As you create your calendar pages, it is perfectly fine to stamp into the calendar area as long as you don't have large areas of solid black. The mini calendar is a clear sticker so your design will come right through!
April's flowers are from the just believe stamp and May's sentiment is from love one another. I love the big bold happy on June from the aptly named "big Happy" stamp set!
For July I used Noah's ark and August Autumn blessings September (one of my favorite pages) uses the healthy plans stamp set.
We revisit Autumn blessings for October and Big Thank you for November, finishing up the year with Big Merry for December.
I popped my calendar into a glassine bag, decorated it with patterned paper, ribbon, twine, a pom-pom and a sticker and my gift is ready to give!
A mini calendar set not reinvented, but revamped maybe!
This bold and useful calendar is just a little different from the ones I might have made years ago, and 2017 is already looking pretty good!
Here are all of the SRM goodies I used in my project.
Oh what a lovely stash!