November 3, 2010

This is the day..... Belles 'n Whistles Desktop Calendar

Greetings! It's Wednesday already, and lucky me is leaving for North Carolina today after work.  Just a short little 4 day vacation, but one that I will completely enjoy!

Today I have a cute little desk top calendar to show you, which is posted on The Belles 'n Whistles Blog.  Whatever you do, please don't ask for a tutorial, because I don't know that I could possibly do this one again.  ha ha....
This was just one of those things that I sort of created as I went. 

First I wanted to pick an image that I hadn't used yet, so of course I chose "Picnic Solace" from the Change-a-Belles Collection.  She's such a little cutie isn't she?  No picnic is complete without bringing your favorite "Furry Friend" along, so I added the puppy from another one of the Change-a-Belles collection.  I am really loving all those accessory stamps.  You can find them all in the Belles 'n Whistles Shop. As well as the newest Snowbaby Release.    Okay Okay, on with the Desktop Calendar!

Okay, so rather than trying to make a tutorial, I'm going to try to explain just what I did.  LOL
This was made from a piece of foam filled poster board.  It measures 6" x 6" on the front and back.  The way I cut it so that it stayed in tact and was able to fold, was to NOT cut all the way through the foam board.  I then wrapped the light green paper around it.  Sort of like a gift.  The base of this calendar is 2.5 inches, and is still attached to the main pieces.  Once the papers were covering the foam board, I used heavy glue to fill the seam, and let it dry over night. 
Of course the front was decorated just as any card front would be decorated, and I added a small calendar that I had found in a dollar store.  Not bad for spending only a dollar, right?

One of the things I did with this was to add little teeny tiny glass beads, just for a little something different.  I added the sentiment "This is the day that the Lord hath made" because I thought that would be perfect for this type of calendar. 

I will be giving this to Sister Mary Thomas, who just so happens to be my boss at the school I work at.  She already has one desk calendar from me, but with a new year coming, she will need a new one!  =)

Here are some closer views.

Thank you for taking the time to read through all of these crazy ramblings of mine.
Wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday, with lots of Craft time available.


Renkata said...

wow Lynda, this is such a gorgeous card- calendar.
Love your blog look, fantastis layout.

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