I always like to look in the cute boutique gift shops when I go shopping. But the prices are usually more than I want to spend.
One item I always admire are the calendars. But $20.00 or $30.00 dollars is more than I want to spend for something I am going to toss away at year's end.
So a couple of years ago I decided to start making my own. This coming year is the same as 1899. I googled 1899 and came up with one I wanted to make to stand on my desk.
And found another one to make on Wings of Whimsy site.
For the desktop 4 panel calendar I printed the four panels and a 12 month calendar sized to fit on the back.
I cut each piece out and scored the panels, then glued the calendar to the backside of the panels and folded along the score lines.
I sprayed the front with a clear shimmer mist, added a few bronze colored stickles accents and it is ready to stand nicely on my desk.
I also accented the boats with clear Wink of Stella.
Overall measurement is approx. 11" x 6"
Next came the 6 page calendar, each page has 2 months.
I began by printing each image out sized to 5" X 7" on a full sheet of card stock on my laser printer. Using a ruler I tore the borders off just where the printing ended making the page long and narrow with 3 torn edges and a smooth cut top edge.
The torn edges and the top I aged with distress ink.
Next I sprayed each page with shimmer mist and highlighted parts of each page with one of the Winks of Stella pens in clear, silver or gold.
Next I highlighted parts of each image with co ordinating Stickles.
And finally I added a few bling jewels in matching colors to each page.
I will punch two holes at the top of each page and thread a piece of seam binding through the holes to hang my new old calendar.
I have one more calendar to make that I downloaded and printed from Shabby Art Boutique site.