2015 Calendars

We made these calendars at The Gathering Place Holiday Event last night.  The Gathering Place is a St. Louis area demonstrator group lead by Sally Nusbaum, one of my main peeps (I do have many).   We will be making these at my December class and I can't wait for my customers to experience the thrill of making these because one is cuter than the next.  I was honored and fortunate enough to be invited to be on the design team along with Sally and Kim Coulter.  I really enjoyed doing this and learned everything I need to know to pass the experience on to my customers.

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Posted on : Nov 22 2014
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October Calendar



October Calendar

This cute calendar will be displayed on my desk at work next month and on my kitchen window sill.  I love having handmade projects in a visual spot where I can swell with pride at something I made.  Those at last week’s stamp camp will be doing the same.  

With the Eat, Drink & Be Scary set, stamp the hat using Whisper White craft ink onto Basic Black.  Set this aside to dry.   

The base of the calendar is Basic Black cardstock with a layer of the DSP from Cast-A-Spell. 

Use Mark the Date and Full Calendar to stamp the images in Basic Black on Whisper White (3¼” square) using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precision.  Next use a pencil eraser, with Apricot Appeal to stamp the inner circles for a soft fill. 

With a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, write in the days of the month.    For the 31st  day, use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker with the spider stamp from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary set.   Pierce the centers of the blank days using the paper piercer and mat pack.  Insert and flatten Old Olive brads.  Mount this unit onto the DSP using a 3½” square of Pumpkin Pie as an offset mat.

Create a pumpkin from your favorite Sizzix die using Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Basic Black.  Mount using Dimensionals.  Tie a ribbon of Pumpkin Pie grosgrain at the top.

Cut out the witch's hat.  With a fold piece of Black Gingham ribbon.  Place on the brim of the stamped witch’s hat and pierce a hole using the paper piercer and mat pack.  Attach the ribbon with an Old Olive brad.  Mount with Dimensionals.

There are so many Halloween projects to make with this color scheme and Designer Paper.  I can’t wait to get to  my next project.


Stamps:   Mark the Date, Full Calendar, Eat Drink & Be Scary
Paper:   Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Cast a Spell DSP
Ink:   Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Die, Pumpkin Pie & Black Gingham ribbon, Old Olive brads,
Stamp-a-ma-jig, pencil eraser, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals,  & adhesive.

Posted on : Sep 20 2009
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HOT August Summer



This week's card is focused on the word HOT. 

In St. Louis, our summers are HOT.  The humidity can sometimes make the height of day stifling.  It can be unbearable.  Whew!!  I need some iced water just thinking about it.

Another thing HOT right now is the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP from Stampin’ UP!   I can’t wait to use this paper in a design with the Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  But for this project, I just had to choose the Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie patterned paper.  It looks HOT, just like our August summers.

The base of this cardstock is Crushed Curry layered with the DSP.  Trim the lower edge using the scallop punch, mount and set aside.    

Use Mark the Date and Full Calendar to stamp the images in Pumpkin Pie using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precision.  Next use a pencil eraser (I run a high tech operation) with barely banana and stamp the inner circles for a soft fill.  Next with a Really Rust Stampin’ Write Marker, write in the days of the month.   Pierce the centers of the blank days using the paper piercer and mat pack.  Insert and flatten More Mustard brads.  Set this unit aside.    I know what you’re thinking.  None of these colors are in the listed color pallet.  However, they compliment the main colors splendidly.  

Use the Daisy 2 Big Shot die and the cut flowers in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Also cut 2 sets using the Spring Bouquet Flower Punch (retired).  Layer with the offset technique and attach with a More Mustard Brad.

Use the Flight of the Butterfly set to stamp a butterfly using Pumpkin Pie (body) and Crushed Curry (outline) ink on Whisper White.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precision.  Punch the image with the Butterfly punch.

Mount the calendar unit.  Tie a simple knot using the Crushed Curry ribbon.  Arrange and mount the flowers and butterfly with Dimensionals. 

Finally, use a scrap of Crushed Curry of x 3 inches and create a stabling bar.  Fold in ¼ inch from each end. Attach using glue dots on the inside bottom of the card to stabilize the tent calendar.

Wondering why there’s a present on the 18th?   Its little David’s birthday.   My grandson is turning 4.  I used the Occassions Collection (retired Level II Hostess) with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker on Whisper White.  It’s punched with the ½ circle punch and mounted with a Dimensional.

We made this card yesterday at my Stamp Camp.  The girls just loved it.  I will take mine to work tomorrow and place it on my desk.

Stay cool during this HOT August summer by creating this HOT Stampin’ UP! calendar.


Stamps:   Mark the Date, Full Calendar, Flight of the Butterfly and Occassions Collection (retired)
Paper:   Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Really Rust, Crushed Curry
Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Daisies #2 die, ribbon, brads, scallop punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, pencil eraser,  ½ circle punch, paper piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals,  glue dots & adhesive.

Posted on : Aug 02 2009
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