Thank you to those of you that have submitted your calendar projects! Such inspiration from our readers. Thank you again!
Nicky Biwaki, a scrapbooking/papercraft teacher from Scotland who is currently living in Japan, crafted this perpetual calendar from paper bags. Photos are shown below. Be sure and visit Nicky’s blog for more of her ideas and inspiration.
Joscie Cutchens made a hybrid calendar for Peppermint Creative which you can visit the link for full details and photos. Love the look of the scalloped calendars overlayed on these large sized photos. She used a Bind-it-All to attach the calendar together in a book format.
Andrea Wiebe shares this 2009 planner that she made. Photos are shown below. She also created a tutorial with printables for everyone to access via her blog. Andrea says, "I wanted to design something with a lot of *white space* so after 2009 is up the planner would be filled with quotes, extra pictures, cards, sketches, journaling ideas….etc. For each month there is a folder for you to either store cards that you’ll need to send off or to tuck your own memorabilia away in. This a a great project if you’ve got a lots of ribbon and card stock that you are itching to use up. " For details, please visit Andrea’s blog.
Shannon Cummins altered a round pizza pan from a dollar store and created an advent calendar out of it. See photo shown at right. Shannon tells us the following about her process, "I painted it with acrylic paint. I cut out 1 1/2 in. circles using pp (patterned paper) and 1in. circles using white cs (card stock).I used number stickers for the days. I then embellished each date with Christmas embellishments from Making Memories, Creative Cafe. I also used various buttons, and small ornaments found at the craft store. I also used red rick rack and pom pom ribbon to finish it off." For more from Shannon, visit her at her blog.
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Shannon Cummins also did a different take on the advent calendar idea. She made one into a monthly magnetic calendar. See photo at left. She plans on using the cookie sheet the whole year and changing out the magnets each month. "I painted the cookie sheet using crackle paint. I then cut 1 in. and 1 1/2in. circles for the day, and for the days that are important to me I also cut out snowflakes using my sizzix. I added a layer of paper glaze to each one and then I embellished the days using products from Targets $ spot. Chipboard was also in the $ spot."
Come by tomorrow for Day 2 of our week long calendar feature!