Monday, February 25, 2008

Women of LIfe Birthday Calendar...

This is a photo of one calendar pages and a beaded pen I made to go with it.

This photo is of a birthday calendar, measurements are
Cover 4 1/4 inch by 11 inch
Inside Pages 4 1/8 inch by 10 3/4 inch
Bind it all ring size 3/8 inch

List of products used:
Papertrey Inc Women of life stamp set
Everyday Blessings DP
Perfect Match Card Stock, ink and Ribbon
Nestabilities Dies
Giga Scallop Circle
Maya Road Flower
Page Pebble
Circle punch
computer and printer
crop a dile
Bind it all

This was a fun project to make, I thought the calendar pages were going to drive me nuts before I had them made. Now I have the file completed so it will be easy to get them printed off in the future. I made the pages in Microsoft Works and it took some tweaking to get the tables sized so they would fit as to where I could make as few cuts as possible on the card stock. A trim on the bottom, little off the side and one down the middle and my pages fit perfectly inside my cover.

This pattern (stripes) of the Everyday Blessings paper has turned out to be my fave print in the stack. I cut it down to fit my chipboard cover and adhered it with spray adhesive, did the same for the inside using the perfect match colored card stock. After this was dry I punched my binding holes with the BIA and my hanging hole with the Crop-A-Dile. After the calendar was bound I tied ribbons to the binding rings and ribbon over my seam line. I used the computer to generate my sentiment then layered it onto the scallop circle. The layered flower in the center is from Maya Road and it is backed with the same DP as the cover, then I stamped a flower placed a page pebble on top, used the Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole for the brad.
The bottom portion of the calendar is mounted on card stock cut out with the Nestabilies rectangle dies. The white was embossed and the blue was cut with the scallop die. Then I stamped my images, notice the stem of the center flower uses a sentiment from the set.
This was a fun project, looks so pretty now I need to fill it up and find a great hanging place because this one is MINE.

Happy Stamp Day!


Cheryl said...

Wow!!! This is the best yet! Love it. Cheryl

Rochelle W said...

Awesome!! I love the colors of this one.