The other day I ran my final class for this year, and we focussed on calendars for next year, that could be used as wee gifts.
The card was cut to 6cm x 6cm and the ric rac was adhered to the back of the panels before the papers were adhered. There were two covered with patterned paper, and one with distressed paper.
I took the year digits, cut them down and sponged them before placing them on the top panel.
The calendar was a 'freebie' I found online, and I cut it into squares and ran some tacky glue across the top while holding it together with bulldog clips. This means that the pages can be peeled off each month.
The flower has three die cut layers of patterned paper that were sponged and adhered with glue dots, and finished with a pearl. The leaves were die cut and popped behind the flower.
To complete the project I added Kindy Glitz and butterflies with liquid pearls.
The next project was one inspired by this video by Cathy Andronicou, and is a 'no cut' bag. It is just the right size to pop the calendar into.
I made this out of a soft paper, and regretted it as it was difficult to work with.
The paper was also very soft and porous, so I used stickers not stamps for the decorations.
To finish up the afternoon, we made a wee pocket calendar.
The calendar was the same one I had printed earlier, mounted onto a piece of card 5.5 cm x 10.5cm. The calendar was adhered to the card 2cm from the top. The card was then folded around it, a tag was shaped on the short end, and slot cut in the bottom of the card to fit, and volia, the project was complete.
I later added an eyelet and thread loop, so I can pin it to the inside of my handbag.
If I made this again I would probably emboss the card before making the cover.
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