Friday, January 28, 2011

8X8 Gift Calendars

January: I made a year in review gift calendars for the grandparents this Christmas.
It takes me quite a while to map out what I will do for these calendars, so it ends up being quite the labor of love by the end. I first had to choose the photos for each month and the size of the photos and have them printed. I had purchsed two blank calendars, so I decided I would stamp all the dates and months myself. How hard could it be?.... Well, it took me all day to stamp them both and I did them each at same time to try to prevent any errors, still had two, but was able to fix them easy enough. Uughhh!!! I used Graphically Speaking cart for snow image.

February: I then chose coordinating papers for each mont and set up a page map. I kept everything simple. I used a piece of cardstock and designer paper on each month and a die cut page element that I cut using my Cricut. I embossed and sanded some to the cardstock sides using my Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing folders

March: This page I used a Sizzix die for the filmstrip.
I used Zooballoo cart for image.

April: I used the Graphically Speaking Cricut cart to cut the seven border. I used pattern paper for the border and I love how it turned out.

May: I used a flower punch and PTI large rickrack border die.

June: I used Doodlecharms for popcicle, Martha Stewart border punch, PTI cloud dies.

July: Life's A Beach Cricut cart, Cuttlebug embossing folder, inks.

August: Simply Sweet Cricut cart, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

September: Locker talk Cricut cart.

October: Graphically Speaking Cricut cart, Fiskars border punch.

November: Sweet Treats Cricut cart.

December: Winter Woodland Cricut cart.

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

1 comment:

  1. Wow what great pages! This must have taken forever, but it's so worth it. Great keepsake. I love all the little elements you included. This type of project would take me an entire year to accomplish:)