Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

June is a month of Jubilation!

The Stamp of the Month for June is called "Jubilation" and it's one you won't want to miss, especially if you have a 1 1/4 inch circle punch. This year-round holiday style stamp set from Close To My Heart is so versatile! Just check out all the images that come in this set. (see image in the righthand column of my blog). Not only do you get 12 unique images to suit each month of the year, there are also smaller image circles (3/4 inch) and phrases like Super Mom, Just for You, Celebrate and more.

This month's Blog Hop showcases about 50 other consultants' creations with this stamp set, so if you need inspiration you've come to the right place. Just hop along and check them all out. If you are already hopping you came here from Angel Sawyer's blog. Keep scrolling through my post to see where to hop to next.

Now on to what I came up with. I couldn't settle on just one or two of the images in this set for my design, so I used all 12 large circle images along with my CTMH 1 1/4-inch circle punch to create a little desktop calendar.



With a little help from the Pennant Alphabet stamp set, I added the year to the front of this coaster-size calendar. I stuck with colors like Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue, Goldrush and Topiary. I stamped all the colorful images directly onto the Colonial White card stock cover.




I used two 4-inch square coasters that have rounded corners for the front and back covers of the calendar, covered them with papers, then cut the individual monthly pages from color-coordinating card stock at 3 3/4 inch square then rounded the corners. I purposely cut these smaller so that the front and back covers served as a tent to hold up the calendar. I used my Cinch machine for the hole-punching and the spiral binding. (I need more practice with the coil mashing.)

The actual calendar portion of the pages started from the internet. I'm sorry I don't remember exactly where I got them, but there are a zillion sites out there where you can download free monthly calendars. Just Google it. But honestly I couldn't find any that suited the size and style I wanted, so I printed out the free download to use as a reference for 2012 and created my own in Adobe Illustrator. It didn't take much time at all.

Here are the pages inside. Very simple and clean. The month stamps are from "Throughout the Year" which is now retired unfortunately.








I think I know what I'll be making LOTS of at Christmas time. These are so simple and compact and functional. I like all of that! 

So thanks for stopping by. Now keep on hopping through the Blog Hop for lots more ideas by going to Lori Brown's blog

Have a great day!





17 comments:

  1. Nice - simple & clean! Great gift idea or workshop!
    ~doreen at http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  2. My oh my!!! I LOVE this little calendar!! :-)

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  3. Awesome as usual! You've inspired me to actually use my Cinch machine.

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  4. Anette, Absolutely darling calendar! Cute bind-it-all project too!!

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  5. This is AMAZING!!! Filing away for a future workshop...maybe Christmas in July???

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  6. Awesome calendar. I love it:)

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  7. just found your blog! I will definitely be visiting more often for inspiration. Your ideas and works are awesome!

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  8. WOW.....I never would of thought of that. What a great idea!!!!!

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  9. Totally awesome little desk calendar! Love this idea - would make great convention roomie gifts...;-)

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  10. Love this project Annette!!

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  11. oOoHH! I love this calendar! May have to scraplift this too!

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  12. Love it!!! I really need to create a calendar with this set!

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  13. This is a wonderful project and sure to be appreciated!

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  14. Wowie Annette!! I just LOVE everything about your calendar and you sure used this SOTM in a fabulous way!! THANKS so much for inspiring me with this - too cool!! I also wanted to let you know I was able to get instructions for my "hanging treat pouch" posted on my blog sooner than I thought I would - I hope it is helpful to you also!

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