Today I have a fun and simple project featuring Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish paper collection. The project is a stand-up calendar and can be used on a desk or table. Here are some pictures —
You will begin with A-2 cards — 5.5 x 8.5″. You’ll need to score and fold each of them. I used the cut-apart pages and the floral pages from the Graphic 45 8×8 paper pad. For each month, I cut a background layer from the “words” page (on the back of the floral page).. Then I selected several of the pieces from each month’s cut-apart pages to decorate that month’s calendar page. Some of these you’ll be able to cut with a paper trimmer, and some will need to be cut by hand (so you don’t waste any of the little elements). You’ll decorate the inside of the first A-2 card with January and February, the second with March and April, etc. Nothing goes on the front or back of the A-2 card at this time. Here are some pictures
You’ll also need to select a small calendar online that you can print out and put with each month. There are many different styles available — some black and white and some color. Be sure to select a calendar before adhering the cut-aparts — there are so many different sizes and shapes available.
The last thing to do is to make the front and back covers. These will be separate, and will be attached to the calendar in the last step. I cut two pieces of black cardstock 4″ x 5.25″ (layers nicely on an A-2 card), and two sheets of off-white cardstock 3.75″ x 5″ to layer on the black. The “Time to Flourish” on the front and the two flowers on the back are from the Time to Flourish stamp sets. As an alternative, you could simply cut other pieces from the floral or the cut–apart pages. Here are the covers —
I also added a list of the 2015 holidays to the back calendar page for ready reference.
It is so easy to assemble this. I started with the 4 middle pages (March/April through September/October), and I attached these on top of one another using Scor-Tape. The edges should match on each card. I then added the ribbon around the spine of the four pages. The video explains much more clearly how I did this. The last steps are to add January/February and November/December. Then I tacked the ribbon on each cover, and attached the cover pages with Scor-Tape. It is just that easy! Please see the short video for additional information on assembly.
Supplies available from Cut @ Home —
Sku: 4501054 - Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pack (the one with floral pages and cut-aparts);
Sku: IC0323 – Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 1 stamp set
Sku: IC0324 – Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 2 stamp set
Supplies from my stash — ribbon, printable calendar (from the internet), off-white and black cardstock.
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’