Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Calendar from a Counterfeit Kit

It's very nearly time for the reveal of the February Counterfeit Kits - I hope you'll be here tomorrow to join in the blog hop, and see all the Design Teams kits for the month! But just before the new kit is revealed, I've one more project to show you using My January Counterfeit Kit - here's a desk calendar I made for my husband, for his birthday on the 19th of January:

The base is a piece of 23" x 6.5" mountboard, scored at 10" and then 10" again to fold round, giving a 3" base. The base and the back are joined with a twine bow tied through two holes. I also covered the top hinge with washi tape as it looked a bit rough otherwise.

Then it was simple to punch some holes at the top, add two 1" book rings, and fill the calendar with pages (the pages are approx 9¾" x 6").

The supplies are approximately half from my January Counterfeit Kit, and half from my other stash. I used photos from the corresponding months of last year. I got the calendar printables as a download from HERE. 

Here's the pages, I won't say much as there's so many photos, I'll just tell you what some of the extra stash is:

(Feb includes a Wood Veneer Speech Bubble from Freckled Fawn)

(March uses Studio Calico Hey Day Papers and an Elle's Studio Tag)

(May and June include some Pink Paislee Portfolio Ephemera)

(July mainly uses Echo Park Everyday Eclectic)

(August's has My Mind's Eye On The Bright Side Paper for the background, and an Elle's Studio The Sweet Life stamp)

(September's Background is Amy Tangerine 'Running Errands' Paper)

(October uses mainly Crate Paper Acorn Avenue)

(December features some Elle's Studio Be Merry Tags)

Hubby was very happy with it, he's going to display it on his desk at work. He got it a little later than his birthday, as it took me a while to finish it off! He did get a handmade card, also using Counterfeit kit items, on his birthday though:

So I didn't feel too bad that the calendar was a little late!

What do you think? Have you ever made a scrapbook calendar? I kind of want to make one for myself now as hubby's taking this one to work!

See you again soon, x


scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful idea,Jennifer....and that October photo is lovely.

Jimjams said...

This is wonderful Jennifer - he will continue to be thrilled with it all year long! Love those calendar squares - classily graphic!

LauraB whosthischick said...

This is a wonderful project. Great photos

Lesley G said...

Fabulous project :)

Sarah said...

Love it!! Hubby will be the envy of all his work colleagues with his desk calendar!! x

Danielle said...

Fabulous calendar!!! Love the clean style!

dogmatix said...

Beautiful calendar. I made 6 last year as Christmas presents..4 6x4 (ish) and 2 8x8. I also made a 12x12 the year before. While they were all gratefully received, I, both times, was frantically trying to finish them in time so I totally understand :-)
This year, I plan to start early lol

Louise said...

how fantastic!! I have a friend who makes two like this every year for her parents and in-laws. Its always Feb before they get them lol!!

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