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December Calendar

{in a CD case}

Last night, I nearly forgot to make my calendar for December. DECEMBER...already?! Boy, how time flies. So, I quickly got out my October Afternoon calendar stamp set and started stamping. I used mostly scraps to create this calendar. I only used new pattern paper for the background. But, I still think it is 'recycling' because it is from last years DCWV mat stack! It was a piece of pattern paper I thought I would never use, so I'm quite happy that it made it's way out of that stack!

I stamped the calendar in red ink on white cardstock (not knowing where I was going with my deisgn, in the end I wish I used vanilla). The trees were embossed stamp dies I cut out for a card, but never used, so I was glad to incorporate them here. I also used some poinsetta stamp dies that were in my "maybe I'll use later" pile. The remaining colorful parts are all rub-ons by imaginisce (from last year).

Here are links to the October and November calendar. I am supposed to make a scrapbook layout using the calendars (so they will not go to waste after the month is over), but I have not done it YET. But, I think it would be better to do an album a year with all of the months to capture each year. So, this year I would only have 3 months since I started in October, which wouldn't make much of a yearly album. So, I will just do 3 layouts and place them in an album. But, starting in January, I'll create an entire album just with 2009 calendars and events of the month.

:: My Goodies {December calendar}::
Stamps: October Afternoon-Save the Date (calendar); PTI-Merry & Bright; Stamps in a metal tin (I can't recall)
Ink: Cranberry; Versamark
Paper: Cardstocks: Kiwi Kiss; White; Red; Spring Moss
Pattern Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack (2007)
Accessories: PTI- pure poppy topnotch twill ribbon; dimensionals; dew dots; stampendous jewel stickers; imaginisce-jolly jargon rub-ons; scallop punch; heat gun; clear embossing powder
Technique: Stamped; Heat Embossed
Card Size: 5.5 x 4.75


Jami said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I just love how you took bits and pieces that you had around and pulled them together into this wonderful calendar!!
hugs, Jami

Catherine said...

oh that's right, its time for another gorgeous calendar from you and it sure is gorgeous :)

sorry i haven't been here for awhile, been really enjoying my mini vacation doing nothing :)
but i'm here

Stamping Cafe said...

This is fabulous, love how you put everything together!

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