Monday, December 20, 2010

Crafty Secrets December Design Team Challenge

Happy Monday!
It's Crafty Secrets Challenge time again, this month we are doing a calendar theme. I love making calendars and figuring out cute ones to make for friends & family.

I started off with a desk calendar using Vicki Chrismans 3D Shadow box kit from Crafty Secrets.

You can order them already cut and ready to start altering, FUN! (link below)
I used one of the frame pieces from the kit on the side and traced another one on some Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pad paper that matched, so I had the same windows on each side. I used my Artsy Banners stamp set to make the little 2011 banner, I stamped the script writing on the banner before I cut it out. The background is stamped with the new Floral Art stamp set. I cut out 2 images from the Calendar Creative Scraps with my circle cutter for the sides.
If you're like me you have Prima & Kaiser flowers running out your ears so I decided to use several to make my flowers. I colored each flower with my Copic R59 marker to match the patterned paper.
I printed out the 2011 calendar from the CS website, cool and vintagey, love it!

Supplies: Stamps - Floral Art, Artsy Banner, SU! mini alpha & numbers. Paper - tan & burgundy cardstock, CS Radiant Paper Pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Copic marker R59. Acces. -3D Shadow box frame kit, CS 2011 calendar download, Prima & Kaiser flowers & leaves, Kaiser Pearls, A Muse twinkle stickers, buttons, linen thread. Tools - Creative Memories circle cutter, blending tool, glue dots, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle (lg), Tim's Tiny Attacher.
Here is a calendar dress fridge magnet. I've made several of these, this one is all polka dotty.

I used Crafty Secrets Sweetchips Chipboard Little Girl Dress. I covered it with paper from the CS Radiant Paper Pad and I went through my stash for all things black and white polky dotty.
The calendar is one that you can pick up at banks, insurance offices etc.
I glued 3 magnets on the back with E6000 for extra hold. They look so cute stuck on your fridge!

Supplies: Paper - CS Radiant Paper Pad. Acces. - CS Sweetchips Chip Board Little Girl Dress, brads, ribbon, rick rack, calendar, magnets, clip, button. Tools - Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle (lg), tracing wheel, Crop-a-dile.
Be sure and check out the other design teams blogs to see some more cool calendars!
Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Michele Kovack
Melissa Phillips
Julie Campbell
Mary Hamer
Crafty SecretsHeartwarming Vintage Blog
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have an awesome Christmas full of love and good times!
Smiley from


Vicki C said...

***LOVE*** as you can only imagine! Super cute shadowbox frame and that dress is darling!

A Vintage Chic said...

It's gorgeous, Pam! Love that you used the shadowbox frame for your calendar--perfect!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Karen W said...

Wow the images on this new sheet are fabulous and your calendar is just gorgoeus!

MD said...

Splendides réalisations
que des bravos
Joyeux NĂ´el

Jan said...

Love both these calendars! The shadowbox is gorgeous and the little dress is darling!

Holly said...

Pam, I love your blog! After seeing your shadowbox calendar frame I just had to go and order the kit. Thinking I will have to make these for a few people. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Cynthia said...

How clever to use the shadow box and sweetchips dress for calendars. Great idea and such great gifts!

Linda Davis said...

Love the little girl's dress, I might make one of those. Linda

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL Pam... Love your shadowbox, Colors, layout etc. Etc. Etc. Hugs Linda Duke

Beate said...

Wow! This is fantastic!
Hugs and smiles

OmMama & KraftyKatina said...

I love the calendars! Sadly the CS 2011 Calendar link didn't work for me. Is there anywhere else to get this?? Thanks!! Wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

I love the deep rick colors and all the details.

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