Wednesday, December 21, 2011

January calendar

I purchased the Designer's Calendar cartridge in 2010 and made a calendar page for every month in 2011 and placed it on the wall in my craft room.  I am going to continue the same tradition for 2012 but decided to share the layout I create for each month.

Recipe is as follows:

1 sheet white 12 by 12 cardstock
background mat K& Co. Wintertide paper cut 11.75 by 11.75
Grid for days of the month cut at five inches, background mat behind grid also cut at 5 inches
numbers cut at .75 inches
days of the week cut at 1 inch
"January" cut at 2.25 inches
Snowflakes cut from Potpourri cartridge at 3 inches
Snowman cut from Smiley Cards cartridge at 5 inches

There are a few things I have learned about this cartridge:
It has many many one or two layer images on it
It has some great phrases and a money sign which I love
Do not EVER cut those numbers smaller than three quarters of an inch...they will tear to pieces
Grid cannot be cut smaller than five inches because the letters cannot be cut any smaller than .75 inches
There are many different fonts on this cartridge

For some reason, I really really enjoy making the calendar each month.  Consequently, I have ventured out and have started making layouts.  It is so much fun!

Thank you for dropping by to see my latest creation.  Each one of you inspire me so much!


  1. Love it!! That snowman with sunglasses on is just way to cute!! :)

  2. This calendar rocks! I love the snowman! Great colors! You nailed it!

  3. I really really like this hun, love the colors & sweet little snowman! Great idea to keep it in your craftroom to see & enjoy all month!
    hugs & blessings!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a wonderful idea! Something to think about for gifts for next year. I love the snowman too! Merry Christmas, Dawn

  5. Cute card!

    Happy Holidays,
    Carson's Creations


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