Thursday, November 17, 2011
January Calendar & To-Do List Organizer
Hi there and welcome! I'm sharing the first month of my 2012 calendar/scrapbook album and I have a bonus for you. I made a To-Do List which helps me during the Christmas season and I hope it will be useful to you.
My January calendar doesn't feature scrapbooking because I opted for a larger calendar this month and you only have so much room on a 6x6 page. I couldn't resist this Pure Innocence stamp and it was great to "dress" her using the technique you'll find on the My Favorite Things blog. The calendar can be made through Microsoft's Word program or you can download one from various companies. I stamped the month on a die cut oval and traced the outer lines of the die on cardstock to back the stamped image. Liquid pearls, rhinestones, and a few snowflakes finish it off!
As for my second project, I am drawing inspiration again from TE's 12 Days of Christmas with this project. However my booklet is a handy To-Do List that features the Santa List Download available from Taylored Expressions. I trimmed the lists with my paper cutter and used book board to make the front & back covers which I decorated with Christmas dp's, a paper rose and brad. The sentiment was stamped on a die cut and Santa's coat was highlighted with a red glitter pen which you may not be able to see in the photo, sorry. A Cinch binding machine brings this project together with ease and I chose to use the colored images from the download which I've shown below. There are four images with two colored and two outlined so you can personalize. NOTE: Use a heavy duty paper cutter to cut the book/chipboard because a regular paper cutter will NOT cut through this material. Also you might find this video from Day 9 of TE's 12 Days of a Handcrafted Christmas helpful. Here's a photo of Santa and his elf from the Santa List Download.