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
Posted under Calendars |

One Person has left comments on this post

Oct 9, 2009 - 08:10:11
InkBug said:

Love your calendar pages! Love the playful/fun feel to your projects.