Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Class


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.

Thank you for persevering through this long post. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed


Unknown said...

You are one bust lady. I guess you aren't shovelling snow. This is a wonderfully assembles piece of art. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Advent Blessings of Hope and Peace,
Carole Robb Bisson
Yesterday there were seven swans a swimming in the Ottawa River. ( a little trivia)

Shelia said...

Oh this is a marvelous gift! I really like the calendar and how the card opens!! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, these calendars are FANTASTIC!

jimlynn said...

Cute calendar and a sensational idea!!! Love this!
The little bag is adorable too. Great projects!

mamapez5 said...

I love this calendar. It is so pretty and useful too. I searched all over town for a calendar block this morning, for a little project I am working on, but I couldn't find one. I hadn't thought of looking online. I have a search now. Kate x

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a cool project! Love the idea of a calendar for a class- it is something that the class participants will definitely be able to use later on!

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes/Use something Old

Kaz said...

Fabulous projects, perfect for gifts! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this month.

Angie said...

Awesome calendar & great job! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Kandy's Krafts said...

Such lovely calendars especially the top one. thanks for joining us at SDD challenge. Good Luck.

Dawn T said...

delightful Maxine. what great projects.

Kay Wallace said...

Great projects, Maxine! Really love the calendar idea! Glad you participated in the AG challenge at Stampotique this week!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous creation! Fabulous freebie you found! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers

Anyone for Anya DT
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful project and love the image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls. Abbie (Owner) xx

Joanne said...

Great calendar project! Unfortunately we only do cards at CC&CC. We would love to have you re-enter with one. Thanx for joining us at CC&CC. Joanne

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a wonderful calendar! Thanks for joining in on the DRS Thursday Challenge!

Angelique said...

Wonderful calendar. so creative
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

Huggsss, Angelique

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! What a wonderful gift idea!

JD/ Jill said...

Great projects, thank you for sharing.