Tuesday, November 15, 2011

IHP DT Challenge-Calendar Crazy

For this month’s i {heart} papers design team challenge, we’re sharing different ways you can use SRM’s mini calendar stickers to make a unique calendar. With the end of the year and the holiday season fast approaching, calendars make a great gift—or are the perfect accessory for your own desk!

When we last did a calendar challenge, I used one of the CD calendar cases that Kate carries to hold my finished calendar. This time I took a slightly different approach and used a clear photo frame I picked up at the dollar store as the base for my calendar.

I cut white cardstock panels to build my calendar on. Each panel is stamped with one of the long border images from the Mint Motif Beyond Borders stamp set. I varied the colors I used for each month, trying to pick a shade that was somewhat seasonal. A coordinating strip of paper is attached to the bottom of the panel, again chosen to coordinate with the month or season. For example, for January, I used a snowflake embossing folder to emboss a strip of silver cardstock. For February, I picked a pink and red patterned paper strip, and for March, a green on green pattern.

Once the strip was in place, I attached the month’s calendar sticker, mounted on a coordinating solid cardstock block to set it off from the rest of the page. Each panel is layered on a coordinating cardstock panel to add a contrasting border around the white. These came together in no time at all—and the calendar will look great on my desk at work!

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT for more ideas for using these versatile calendar stickers. Here’s where to find them:
Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Mint Motif Beyond Borders stamp set, SRM mini calendar sticker sheet, Tsukineko Memento Lady Bug, Paris Dusk, and Pear Tart inks, Lifestyle Crafts Snowflake embossing folder, Echo Park Happy Days 6x6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye Six by Six Dwell paper pad

other: white cardstock (Xerox); Real Red, Night of Navy, and Gable Green cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); clear picture frame


  1. What a great idea Lori! Love how simple but colorful this is!

  2. Love this clean, colorful design! These are adorable!

  3. I couldn't find my calendar cd case and I looked EVERYWHERE, except where it is.... I love your calendar, Lori!

  4. Very cute! I can see being able to make a bunch of these as gifts pretty quickly and easily. Great idea!

  5. This is really cute! I love how bold and colorful these are.

  6. great calendars - the monochromatic feel with the bold graphic is fantastic!


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