Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Craft With Cutters Challenge #138 - All About Dear 'ole Dad!

Hello everyone!! I'm here today to share a simple calendar page with you and all of my friends over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS !  I'm revisiting this project to share it with my new followers - You may remember that I did it last year as one of my regular blog posts.

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! Remember to stop over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS to see some more fantastic projects that celebrate DAD!
Now, go create something beautiful!!


Charlotte C said...

Such a great idea to create a calendar page for your scrapbook. TFS.

Creative M said...

Awesome!! Great job!
Have a wonderful day,
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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Thank you for the wonderful reminder.... I did this a few years back and it was wonderful for my scrapbook.... shame on me for not doing this anymore and thank you for inspiring me to get moving!

Sandy Palmer said...

LOVE the calendar page! Wonderful job on it! :)

Suzanne said...

Love this project and the very cool vintage feel. The banner title is awesome.

Larelyn said...

Wonderful idea and great project.