Monday, December 20, 2010

A Calendar Year of Flowers

Recently I saw a beautiful calendar on Joanne's blog and inquired about the calendar template and she was kind enough to share it with me. You can find it here at MyPaperSecret.
I decided to go with a tall calendar, so I stamped each of the Flourishes year of flowers stamps and matted them with black after coloring. I added a coordinating piece of punched cardstock to the bottom of each page for interest. I used the inserts from SU! dp packs to make the stand, but found the longer pages were just too heavy to stand on their own, so I added 2 pieces of chipboard (the backing from legal pads) to the inside of the stand pages and that worked perfectly! I'm not posting all 12 months, but just a random sampling of a few. Above you see the month of January featuring the Crocus.
This is April with the daffodil.
December's flower is the Amaryllis.
This is a side view of the calendar and shows how it stands up. This is going to my sweet neighbor for Christmas.
Thanks for the link Joanne, and thanks to Cristina for sharing the calendar template! Much appreciated ladies!
Happy Monday Everyone!



Wendy said...

OMWord, how beautiful, Carol! I was eyeing up those Flourishes stamps to make a calendar with it a few months back then lost then thought. LOL Yours is awesome and I love how you made it a long calendar. Looks great and i'm sure your neighbor will LOVE it! NICE job! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

How wonderful and useful too! Love all the pretty flowers!

Benzi said...

What a lucky neighbor to be getting this calendar. I know the work that goes into them. I made six calendars a couple years ago and it took a while. They weren't like these but I would sure like to do these sometime. They're really gorgeous, Carol. Great job!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a lovely gift, I'm sure your neighbor will LOVE this!

Anke said...

WOW what a lovely gift, so beautiful.


Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEAUTIFUL calendar pages!!