I asked my dad to give me a calendar that I could use in my Stamping to Share Studio so with a quick flip or two through the pages my customers would be able to see upcoming events and even sign up for them right then and there. Well, the one he gave me is near and dear to my heart as it’s in the style of what I looked at everyday on our family fridge growing up. In fact, it’s still there . . . on the fridge on the farm! He uses it to keep track of appointments, the weather (especially rainfall!), and as a kind of a mini diary. On the Valentine’s Day he always writes, “Kiss, Rita!” in big letters. (Rita is my mom in case you are wondering! lol!)
I decided to see if I could alter it so show off some fun Stampin’ Up! papers. And, alter it I did!! Do you like it? I do!! I used paper from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog. This paper is part of a specialty pack called Sweet Shop. The colors are all 2012/13 In Colors . . . Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Island Indigo . . . and then there are the basic colors of Whisper White and Soft Suede. The polka dot paper is embossed for wonderful texture making it extra special.
Here’s a close up of the top of the calendar. I wrapped some ruffled ribbon around the top of the calendar and accented the knot tie with a circle punched circle. (? that sounds kind of funny, but not sure how else to say it! lol!) The scallops are cut from the Scallop Circle Die #2 . . . 7 scallops to a side. I kept it pretty simple because I didn’t want to cover up too many of the sweets!
Have a wonderful day and I hope this inspires you to alter one of your calendars with some fun Stampin’ Up! papers.
Paper: Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (available January 4), Wisteria Wonder (), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Scallop Circles Die #2 (113469), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (119861), 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873), Paper Piercer to make a hole for the brads (116631)
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon (122973), 2011/13 In Color Printed Brads (122940)
Adhesives: Anywhere Glue Sticks to adhere the designer paper to the calendar (104045), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
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