Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Calendar Page

Hello everyone!! I'm here today to share a simple calendar page with you and all of my friends over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY .  (If you remember, I did a post over there just last week because I goofed and thought my Thursday was last week! It actually worked out best for Sheila that way so I offered to share another project this week!)  Thank you, Sheila for being so gracious and I'm so glad I could help! :-)  

If you have seen any of my previous posts, you probably know that I do a different calendar page each month to showcase on my fridge and then add it to my scrapbook in front of all the pics I took that month.  This month, I decided to show how you can make a calendar grid if you don't have the Designer's Calendar cartridge.  Here is my finished page:

Let's break it down a bit.

To make my grid, I used my Gypsy, (forgot to take a pic of my screen), and lined up 35 - 1.5"squares to form my calendar. The squares I used are from Art Philosophy because I wanted squares with a little scallop on the corners but any square will work.  After the cut, I trimmed the extra off the edges.
The 35 little squares can be saved for another project.

Then I used the Father's Day seasonal cartridge and my Cricut markers to make my icon to designate Father's Day on my calendar. I chose to just use the markers and not cut it.  I just cut around the outside with my scissors.

I then traced over the sentiment with my black gel pen.

Then, I actually used 4 of those little squares to stamp my title on - I used the Urban Alphabet stamp set from CTMH.  Then I used CTMH's Liquid Glass to give the letters a shiny appearance.
I punched holes in the squares and threaded twine through to hang then across the page. The squares themselves are mounted with pop dots so they won't slide around.
Here are a few more close-ups of the squares and the twine "clothesline".

I also used Liquid Glass to adhere the twine to the page.

I added Distress Stickles throughout the grid to give a little pop of color.

Here is the Father's Day icon in place.

The background paper is from DVWV's Heirloom stack - (I love this stack!)
One more look:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today's post! 
Now, go create something beautiful!!

1 comment:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Jen I just love your calendar page. I used to make these before my work schedule got so hectic and they are WONDERFUL. I just love the detail you put in this and I know it will be something you will treasure in the years to come! thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady!