Thursday, March 3, 2011


As part of my "not being with it" in the past, I waited until January to make a calendar! Why am I showing this to you March? Because the 2012 templates are out and we can get a head start on next year!

I found the calendar template on SCS (click HERE for 2011 and HERE for 2012). I printed them off my computer onto some GP 110 cardstock. I cut them to the size I wanted (just made up a size that centered the calendar in the bottom and left stamping room at the top).

The idea for the physical structure of the calendar came from THIS blog posting. I loved that paper insert and it works amazingly well (and made it easy for me to fold this an take it to work).
Here's the rest of the calendar pages include a side shot of the structure. In case you are wondering....September and October are my absolute favorite!

PS: January uses Clear Dollar Stamps Snowman Wishes and my Snow Drift Tutorial is here.

February: Stampin' Up Happy Hearts

March: High Hopes St. Pattys Day Hat

April: Pink Cat Studio Limitless Limbs

May: My Favorite Things Bundles of Bouquets

Check out my Ground Sponging Tutorial I used here.

June: My Favorite Things Can Ya Dig It?

July: Verve Up, Up and Away

August: Hanna Stamps Pool Party

September: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees

October: Gina K. Spooky Silhouettes

November: Stampin Up Voila to Go and you can see my Table Tutorial HERE (except that I had to sponge in the base color first instead of using a piece of cardstock).

December: Papertrey Ink Take a Bough

And here's a side shot of the structure.

Michelle B.


Patti J said...

Michelle, That is absolutely wonderful! I am sure that I'll have to CASE this! You are so talented :)
Thanks for sharing!!!

Dawn B. said...

Amazing work.. You did an awesome job here..

Chelsea said...

I love this calendar .... Wonderful idea.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Fabulous calendar Michelle! Love every page! What a great present it would be for someone special at Christmas-time!

Paula said...

Hi Michelle,
This is my first visit to your blog. I love your work and this calendar is wonderful! I may have to make one for myself for my desk at work next year.
Glad I stumbled upon your blog

Gia said...

I love this so much! I am very new and the different techniques and wonder how do you do the spiral? Is it a notebook and you somehow take the spiral on and off in order to stamp around it?