CALENDARS FOR 2018

2018 is right around the corner and I thought this would be a great time for us to make calendars for the upcoming year.  We can do an upright desk-type calendar or one with an adhesive back that is perfect for the fridge door or a metal filing cabinet.

2017.11.20 Daisy CalendarThis was the first calendar I made.  I used Daffodil Delight cs for the actual calendar form and added a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP.  The calendar is mounted on a small piece of retired mint cs.  I stamped 2 daisies – one in Daffodil Delight and the other in Calypso Coral.  The daisies were punched out, layered and adhered to the calendar front with a punched green leaf stem.  I used quite a bit of liquid adhesive as this calendar needs to last a full year and I don’t want it falling apart.  I also tried to use neutral colors that would fit in most settings.

 

 

2017.11.20 2 calendars The calendar on the left uses Daffodil Delight DSP.  A So Saffron and a retired peach cs butterfly were die cut.  After applying Wink of Stella to the butterflies, they were adhered to the calendar front.  The calendar on the right was done in navy, red, and Wood Textures DSP.  Wood Words provides the art piece on the calendar.  As you can see, there are many possibilities.

2017.11.20 Magnet calendarBut what if you don’t want a calendar sitting on your counter or desk or nightstand or sitting anywhere?  Then magnets to the rescue!!!  The calendar on the left is flat with a 1 X 3 1/2” strip of HEAVY magnet on the back.  An extra contrasting piece of cs adds stability to the calendar.  Thus the DSP is 1/4” smaller.  The bird I stamped, colored and adhered is rather lost with the colorful DSP background.  Perhaps a flower would have been a better art piece!

You will be given several calendars – I’m not sure how many until I do a count.  You can make all of them at Stamp Camp, or take them home to make – totally your choice.  You will choose the DSP of your choice and then the coordinating card stocks.  Your art piece can be butterflies, daisies, Nola the Cat, a bird, an owl, a flower, or whatever we can come up with.  This is a fun project. 

This is our last stamp camp of the year.  We will start up again in February, 2018 just in time for Valentine’s Day.  In the meantime, I will keep you updated on any specials SU  might be having. 

Currently, the Online Extravaganza is going on.  2 products I have not mentioned are the new Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends are new markers from Stampin’ Up.  As many of you know, SU had Blendabilities on the market several years ago but stopped the production due to marker issues.  I wanted to try the Stampin’ Blends before I mentioned them to my favorite crafters.  I have them and you are welcome to try them if you are interested in markers that blend nicely.  The Stamparatus is the SU answer to the Misti.  The Stamparatus has several features that the Misti does not. The cost is $49 which is reasonable.  If you are interested in purchasing the Stamparatus, you can reserve one December 5–30, 2017 for mid March delivery, or January 15–30, 2018 for mid April delivery.  The challenge at hand is that for the first reservation period earlier this week, the allotted number sold out in 10 minutes.  This is a highly desired product and will be available in the 2018-2019 catalog.  I’m not sure how quickly the December or January reservations might sell out. You do have to provide a credit card number when you place your reservation.  Please see if me you are interested in the Stamparatus. If you are considering purchasing the Misti, you may want to hold off and purchase the Stamparatus instead due to the additional features. 

Don’t forget – December Stamp Camp is November 30 12N – 6 PM, December 1st 12 N – 6 PM, and December 2nd 9 AM – 4 PM.

Sending Thanksgiving Blessings,

Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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