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Here's a peek at my project...
Photos of each page and the techniques to create them are on the EP Blog.
Here on my blog today I thought I'd share a Bonus Project I created with the leftover scraps from the larger calendar project on the EP Blog. The main calendar is 8 x 8 inches and the Bonus Project is this smaller one (about 4 x 5 1/2). It took less than an hour to pull this all together. Great fun!
Super simple, no embellishment, but very clean and pretty.
Here's how it came together...
First I created these mini calendars in Adobe Illustrator for 2013. I printed them onto scraps of the Graphic 45 paper that looks like parchment paper on the back side. Then I cut them out and inked all the edges with Walnut Stain.
(For a free copy of the PDF, just e-mail me at AnnetteGreen@me.com)
There was one left over postage stamp each month, so I trimmed them down and inked the edges.
A beautiful postcard image is part of each month's paper, so I trimmed them out and inked the edges.
Then adhered the elements to each month's postcard.
I cut 6 pieces of black cardstock 4 x 5 1/2 inches and mounted the postcards (on each side) centered left to right, then equal spacing from the bottom edge. This extra space along the top allows for the punched holes.
To create a stand, I cut thin black chipboard pieces.
The left one is 5 1/2 x 10 and the right is 5 1/2 x 6.
Score the left one 4 inches and again 4 inches, leaving a two-inch flap.
The right one is scored at 4 inches, also leaving a two-inch flap.
I put sticky tape on all the flaps of the right piece.
I peeled up only the 2-inch flap area, then adhered the two pieces together overlapping the 2-inch flaps.
Then I peeled up the remaining tape and adhered the two 4-inch flaps so they overlap.
Once adhered, it becomes this tent. Nice and sturdy.
In my Cinch, I set buttons 1 - 10 and punched through three calendar pages at a time.
I pinched the tent stand at the top and slid it into the Cinch and punched the same 10 holes.
Using a 3/4" coil (since that's all I had on hand) I inserted it into the assembled calendar and tent stand then mashed it closed using the Cinch.
This would make a nice little gift for someone special. And it makes me so happy to use up those scraps!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic day!