You know the theme......Christmas in July!!
I can't believe we are so close to the end of July. Every year, I have the same thought around this time....where did the time go?!?!?!?!
This year, I'm getting a head start for Christmas and hopefully, I will keep on track. Last year, I was making cards, tags, presents, etc. at the very last minute. Although I enjoyed making the projects, the stress took a bit away from the enjoyment....a bit.
So, what am I working on?
A couple years ago, I found these photo displays at a craft garage sale.
|7gypsies Photo Display Stand|
At $5 each, it seemed like a bargain too sweet to pass. So, I bought a few of them. Since then, they have just sat in a box. I knew I would use them for a project other than a photo stand, but it wasn't until about a month ago that I finally figured out what I was going to do with them........
Wouldn't they make perfect gifts?!?!?!?!?!?
I started out by designing a calendar template. I used Microsoft Publisher to create the template. The size of the calendar is 2.5 x 2.5. This gave me room to layer it with a 2.75 x 2.75 solid colored cardstock which will be adhered to a layered 6 x 6 page (layered with 5.5 x 5.5 Sugar Cardstock).
|All products are A Muse Studio: Sugar cardstock, Cherry cardstock, Cherry Petite Polka Dot cardstock|
If you want a copy of the 2.5 x 2.5 calendar template (in pdf format), leave me a comment with your email address.
Now that I had all the pieces to my calendar, I need to come up with a design for each month. I'm not very good at designing on the fly, so I used scratch pieces of 5.5 x 5.5 white cardstock to practice.
I have only completed the December 2013 calendar page, but couldn't wait to share it with you. Here is my finished page: