I hope you’re not totally over my whole “calendar” thing…because I certainly am not!
I’ve been having a blast creating all sorts of custom stamped calendars and each time I give one away, it puts big smile on the recipient’s face! It’s such a great feeling to give away something handmade!
Today’s calendar is one that I created after finding a wonderful website that sells clear cases for holding handmade calendars.
We’ve all seen the calendars that fit inside a standard size CD case. I thought it might be cool to create a similar calendar, but with different dimensions. This began my search for clear calendar cases in different sizes…I figured they had to exist somewhere!!
Well – turns out they do exist in different sizes! TONS of different sizes. Take a trip over to Calendar-Case.com. If you haven’t already heard of this site – prepare to fall in love. Or maybe it’s just me…I’m a sucker for packaging!
I ordered their smallest Sampler Pack, which gave me one of each size for only 8 bucks – shipped!
For today’s calendar, I used the Landscape Calendar Case which measures approximately 4×7″.
Now – for the design of this calendar, I came up with a really simple and fun idea….
See – my crafting style is typically clean, simple & graphic. I usually choose sentiments that are similarly clean, simple & graphic. I prefer short, sweet sentiments like “Thanks,” “Hello,” “Thinking of You.” This means that many of my “wordy” sentiments don’t get much use. Most of them were completely uninked ….until today’s project!
I searched my Papertrey Ink stamps for the “wordy” sentiments and quotes that are often included in their sets. Then, I stamped one of these on each page of my calendar and stamped images around the sentiment.
I love to stamp, so this project was tons of fun! Each page features a simple stamped design along with the sentiment.
Ok- now I’m done rambling…here’s the finished product…
Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for the Clear and Simple Stamps Style Watch project!