Monday, 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012...Hello 2013!

Hi everyone, it's Sam Hauzer here on the last day of 2012! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone? Tomorrow will bring a brand new year, and what better way to welcome it in than with a cute handmade calendar!


Products used - Pink Paislee Portfolio papers - (the Portfolio 6x6 Paper Pad would be perfect for this!!), Portfolio Ephemera, Artisan Resistable Chipboard Arrows, We R Memory Keepers Bakers Twine Yellow, Colour Shine Spritz Tropicana Teal, Cardboard, Ink.



This little calendar is super easy and fun to make. All you need to do is grab some cardboard from a box, and cut it to the size you want. I cut mine to around 14cm x 10cm. Then just peel off some of the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated card underneath.


Then just grab a Spritz spray in a coordinating colour to the papers you plan on using, and give the cardboard a bit of a spray and splatter, especially around the edges where you will see it.

Then all you need to do is cut up some calendar months (there are plenty of free calendar print outs available on the net), small pieces of paper, die cuts, and a few favouite photos, and layer them together on your cardboard pieces. Pierce two holes at the top and bottom of each piece of cardboard (except for the bottom one), then use twine to connect them all together. The top one will be a bit longer, so you can hang it up. Decorate the front 6 pieces with January through to June, then turn the whole thing around and do July to December, then you've got a cute, personalised calendar to start the new year!






The Pink Paislee Portfolio range is perfect for a project like this, because the colours are suitable to use for just about anything. You can grab yours in the Sassy Scrappers Shop HERE.

I hope you all enjoy the last day of 2012, and have a FABULOUS New Year!!

4 comments:

  1. Oh Samantha I truly love this idea and the idea that its not on chipboard was even better. Fantastic idea and thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh Wow Sam, this is just amazing.. What a magnificent idea.. You have definitely bought out the best in this collection.. love it..
    Have a very happy new year Sam..xxxx

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  3. This is sooooo cute! Thanks for the lovely tutorial, too! GREAT idea!

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  4. This is awesome! I'd love to give something like this a go!

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