Sunday, September 12, 2010
Tonight, the Papertrey Ink Design Team is sharing our projects created with the new Calendar Basics stamp set (which is available on Sept 15). Nichole asked each of us to create a calendar and card to help demonstrate how versatile the Calendar Basics stamp set is and how it can be used for more than just calendars.
The Calendar Basics stamp set coordinates with the new pre-printed calendar products and the new Calendar Page Die that Papertrey Ink will be offering on the 15th. I used the new die along with the 2.5" pre-printed calendar to demonstrate how easy it is to create beautiful calendars that fit in the Calendar Cases that Papertrey Ink sells. The die cut cardstock fits perfectly in the calendar case when you create a vertical calendar. I chose to create a horizontal calendar, however, and love how the calendar sits on the lip of the calendar case when used this way. I created a paper pieced daffodil for my calendar using Year of Flowers: Daffodils and patterned papers from the Pretty Pastels collection. I stamped the flower on different patterned papers, shaded them with copic markers, and cut them out. Then, I adhered them to my calendar page. I stamped the month and flourish from Calendar Basics on the mini 2.5" calendar page and stamped the sentiment from YOF: Dafodils. Then, I added a strip of scalloped patterned paper and distressed the edges with distress inks.
I also used Calendar Basics to create this birthday card. I started by stamping the flower and leaves from Year of Flowers: Roses on some of the patterned papers from the Pretty Pastels collection. Then, I shaded them with copic markers and cut them out. I cut my patterned papers and stamped the star and corner images from Calendar Basics on the text print patterned paper. I love the different look you can give your patterned papers just by altering them with some stamping. Next, I distressed the edges of my flower, leaves, and patterned papers with distress inks. I stitched my patterned papers to some sweet blush cardstock and distressed the edges of the cardstock. I assembled my card and added the sentiment from Calendar Basics.
Check out the other designers' blogs for lots more inspiration using Calendar Basics: Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Debbie, Erin, Heather, Kim, Lisa, Maile, Melissa, and Michelle.
Have a great day!
Stamps: Calendar Basics, Year of Flowers: Daffodils, Year of Flowers: Roses (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: kraft, vintage cream, sweet blush (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Papers: Pretty Pastels (Papertrey Ink), Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
Ink: tuxedo black, brown (memento), antique linen, tea dye, walnut stain distress inks (Ranger)
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, circle nestability dies (Spellbinders), calendar page die (Papertrey Ink), 2.5" calendar (Papertrey Ink)