I'm feeling a little rusty creatively due to my long crafting break so I thought that I would create something for a challenge just to give me a jump start. It didn't hurt that I got some of this lovely Carta Bella Beautiful Moments paper while at the CHA show so I combined three of my favorite products, Carta Bella, Petaloo, and SRM Stickers, to answer the challenge as well as get my creative juices flowing.
The challenge that I am referring to is the Carta Bella Beautiful Moments Project challenge. The deadline to enter is midnight tonight so I am cutting it close.
SRM Stickers released their 2013 calendar stickers this past CHA and I was able to get some to play with. I decided to create a desktop calendar to put on my desk. I am also planning on making a bunch of these for Christmas gifts because it was so easy to make and who wouldn't want a darling little calendar to put on their desk.
This is the front of the calendar. It is a full 4x6 piece of patterned paper decorated with Carta Bella's Beautiful paper, Petaloo flowers, and SRM Stickers along with some crinkle ribbon and a die cut from my Silhouette.
The inside pages are 3 x 4 inches each. I cut them down the middle so that you could have different pictures showing throughout the month. The frame on this page was cut using my Silhouette and it is attached with foam adhesive to give it a little dimension. The right hand side holds the SRM Sticker 2013 Calendar stickers for each month. Each page is decorated a little differently. I'll add more pictures of the pages soon.
Here you can see how it is put together. The kraft piece acts as a stand and is one large piece 6 x 10 inches scored at 4, 5, and 6 inches along the 10 inch piece. I found this fun idea for the calendar stand from Betsy Veldman. Then all of the pieces are bound at the top with my Bind-It-All. It is very sturdy and I really like the way it turned out.
Well, I am feeling the creativity flowing so I better move on to my next project! I miss all of the fun of CHA but at the same time I am so glad to be home.