Thursday, October 23, 2008

More cool calendars and 5 Easy Christmas Cards

Ok, so the calendars I did over the weekend, and I'm just getting around to sharing. But last night I was so excited to knock out 5, yes 5, Christmas cards- and still went to bed around 10! I used scraps from last year's designer series papers for 4 of them, so I feel good about less $ spending, too! When I was planning my original calendar project (see previous post), I bought the mini clips from Stampin' Up. Well, they should have been called "teeny tiny" clips because there was no way I was going to fit 12 sheets of cardstock (one for each month) in a clip. So this random thought of putting them to use came to me last night. And they almost make my punched circles look like little ornaments.

Below, I used Christ is Born again, this time for the center of the flower I added some adhesive-backed jewels. The letters were stamped in Versamark, then red, for shadowing, and then I used my Sakura Glaze pen to accent the swooping of the script. The background of the green card is stamped in Celery using the Paisley background, also a Stampin' Up stamp. This card is much nicer in person. I just couldn't get a good pic of it. The scalloped red cardstock came from an old SU card kit. I have a bunch of them.

Here are the 2 calendars I did last weekend, one for my ECU fans out there! Go Pirates! These are a little different than the other calendars. This time I did a sturdy "pocket" and stamped images at the tops of the pages. I have a bunch of pirate stamps that I have used for making other pirate memorabilia in the past, such as marble coasters and such. Oh, and by the way, all of my calendars are magnetic so far! These 2 have a strip of magnet tape on the back. The others that I shared have a magnet on the back of the clip.

Here is the other, more grunge looking. I used old scrap cardstock that I LOVE. I stamped the year on a leftover piece (the back side of the paisley print) and clipped it on with one of those teeny tiny clips I mentioned earlier. Each month has a different inspirational message.

I'm nearing 4000 visits to my blog, so in the excitement of the milestone, I'll be having some blog candy soon. Keep your peepers peeled for details!


Amanda H. Avery said...

Kelly--you never cease to amaze me with your talent--very awesome!

creative gal said...

I love those!! Thanks for sharing.