Hello to followers old and new, friends and family, what happened to the weather? Dull and miserable here so I have been colouring some bright butterflies. Papermilldirect have their 2017 Create-A-Calendar available now and I have been stamping and colouring in one myself. As my mind was on calendars and such things I made up a small desk calendar for keeping track of important dates, I used a lovely selection of colours from Papermilldirect's new cards which come in a variety of thicknesses and wide range of colours from pastels to brights.
The base which creates the stand was made from a piece of white card 11.5cm x 29.5cm scored at the center point and 2cm either side. The center score line was mountain folded and the two outer score lines were valley folded, this forms the standing base of the calender, the two ends were folded upwards and holes punched for binding or fastening with jump rings. The outside of the base was covered with patterned paper and the wonderful quote and a little bit of colour was added to the butterflies. The front cover and 12 pages were cut to 11.5cm x 12.5cmm. The front cover was covered with patterned paper to match the base and all sheets were punched to match the standing base.
The pages were decorated and a monthly calendar added to each page. The cover and pages were bound onto the base with a wire binder.
Off now to make a few Christmas cards with some new stamps, see you soon.