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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Birthday Calendar with Kiwi Lane plus a GIVEAWAY!!

As I was looking through my craft supplies and considering what I'd be making for my project this month, my eyes settled on a frame that'd been sitting on my desk for a little while.  It's one of those TOLSBY frames from IKEA that you can pick up for 99 cents and it looks like this: 

You can get them in a few different colors, but I opted to pick up a few white ones to have on hand.  You could also paint them with spray paint, from what I understand, although I haven't tried it.

When I purchased the frame, I had a few projects in mind.  One of them was a flip calendar to organize important family dates like birthdays and anniversaries.  And what better way to kick off the new year than to be a little more organized!  So, I grabbed a few basic supplies along with my Kiwi Lane Designs templates and got to work making my calendar.  And this is what I came up with:

Each page is made with a lightweight chipboard that has been covered with pretty paper.  If you don't have any chipboard on hand, a cereal box works as a great alternative.

I used a few of the Tags templates.  I did have to trim off about 1/4" to make them the right size to fit in the frame.  Here are a few pages:

And, of course, you have to make the back pretty, too.  ;)  I used some scraps and a scallop template to add layers.

I finished up by decorating the base of the frame with a few flowers.

The whole project was fairly easy and was pretty fast.  It would be a great Saturday project!  And a cute way to start your year with a bit of organization!  

Enter to win this set of Tiny Celebrate Templates!!

And what's better than a new project for the new year??  New supplies!! How would you like to win a set of templates to start your year off right?  Well, just leave me a comment telling me what project you are working on and you will be entered to win a set of Tiny Celebrate templates (like the ones pictured above)!  I'll even give you an extra entry if you start following my blog and let me know in your comment (one comment will work for everything!)  And if you are already a follower of my blog, let me know in your comment. :)  You have until Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MST to leave your comment.  I'll randomly choose a comment and announce it on Wednesday, January 21st.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!

Template list:
Tags 5, 6, 7
Adorn 3A, 3B, 1A, 1B
Tiny Accents 1T, 2T
Tiny Celebrate 4T
Tiny Shapes 3T, 7T
Tiny Tags 1T
Delight 1, 2
Tiny Brackets 2T
Tiny Nature 1T

Patterned paper- Simple Stories
Burlap paper- DCWV
Chipboard alphabet stickers, gray card stock alphabet stickers- American Crafts
Glitter alphabet stickers- Making Memories
Green card stock alphabet stickers- Scenic Route
Eyelets- WRMK
Small epoxy dots- Teresa Collins
Flower punch- EK Success
Ink- Ranger
Circle Punch- Marvy Uchida
Ribbon- Fancy Pants, Pebbles, AMM, May Arts, Polar Bear Press, Personal Sentiments


Magdalina said...

Right now I'm working on a Name Book for my son. I have the backs decorated and it spells out his name, I'm just stuck on what to put inside on the pages. I want it to he meaningful and document an exciting milestone but lasting enough to where he would want to read it often. Lol, the struggles of crafting! Jk.

goffy28 said...

I am starting to make Valentine cards and I am starting to make my daughters birthday center pieces for her birthday gathering.
I am also working on 12 x 12 layouts for pictures I have sitting around.
Just having fun.

goffy28 said...

Just join your blog

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Sue D said...

What a wonderful calendar idea!
I am working on Valentine's cards right now.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

ionabunny said...

Hi, great idea for a calendar. I'm working on altered playing cards at the moment. I am already following. Hugz

Anonymous said...

gail your stuff is always so cute!