I always have loved making a new calendar for every year - so for last months Stamping Night Out I had to include a calendar project! I decided to try a new layout - incorporating a "quarter's" worth of calendar at a view. I also LOVE the idea of using an easel card for the form of the calendar. Since I am obsessed with everything Wasabi I had to include this color in my design and I decided to set it off with Blackberry.
Here is how it turned out...
Wasabi Cardstock, Wasabi Chevron Cardstock, BlackBerry Cardsatock, Sugar Cardstock
Stamps: Music Background, Big Celebrations, Dwell in Possibilities
Ink: Blackberry Inkpad
Accessories: Blackberry Splash, Vanilla Twill, Vanilla Pearls, Nestabilities Labels 4, Score Board, Buttercups Paper Flowers
I also did a little something something for my ribbon - it is our Vanilla Twill! I tinted it with the Blackberry SPLASH! The easiest way to tint ribbon and flower like this and not wasting a ton of your splash is to sprint some into a ziplock baggie and then insert your item to be tinted and just smoosh it around. Alot less messy this way too! It does take a little time for the twill to dry - but I was surprised that it didnt take longer than 30 min - though this will depend on how wet you get it.
I colored my vanilla pearl with a copic - V17 matched the best for me.
If you don't know how to make an easel card it is super simple! I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Blackberry cardstock. Scored it at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Then Fold on the scored lines. On the inside of my card I layered a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Wasabi Chevron cardstock and then placed my calendar towards the bottom of the panel. The calendar acts as the stopper for the easel. Then simply fold the top panel on your score line so it is like a tent over the bottom panel - attach your front panel only along its bottom half and voila!
Here is a link to the 2013 Quarterly Calendar: Download 2013calendartrio
I hope you enjoy the calendar idea and download the PDF to make some yourself!
Happy New Year!