Saturday, April 22, 2017

Save the Date Calendar

 Thank you Lois for stepping in for the inspiration challenge today at Splitcoaststampers. I was inspired by this calendar easel made by Melissa Craig. The calendar was created using my Printmaster program. It is the rest of  2017 and all of 2018. It is stapled together using a heavy duty stapler that is  capable of stapling 100 pages if needed. I created the  background by resizing the Power Poppy Gerbera Daisies that I masked out (removed) the stems and turned into a PGN image to layer them. The flowers are colored with Copic Markers. The calendar base is 4 inches wide x 5 inches tall.

The easel was created using a piece of card stock 4 inches wide x 11 inches long. It was scored at 1/2, 5 1/2 and 10 1/2 inches. Another piece of card stock 4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches long was scored on the  2 3/4 inches side at 1 3/8 inches.  This piece was glued to the 1/2 inch scored flaps on the bottom of the calendar base.

Stamps: Power Poppy Stamps Gerbera Daisies Digital Stamp and Waffle Flower Calendar stamp (save the date)
Supplies, Waffle Flower Stay Focused Die (notebook edge piece) staples, stapler, Neenah white and Papertrey ink orange zest card stock, Printmaster program, Misti, Scoreboard, Memento black ink and Copic Markers, Y11, 13, 15, 18, YR04, 07, 12, 15, R20, 22, 24, E97, BG32, 34, G14, B06, (the background around the flowers has three different Copics because I wasn't happy with the color.

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Power Poppy Stamps:  Grab that Spark! Our April Challenge PICK-A-SKETCH! Sketch #2

Simon Says Wed Blog Challenge:   Showers and/or Flowers  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene


  1. Great calender, Irene. Honestly i thought the background flowers is a Designpaper - respect for coloring all these flowers. It looks fabulous !!

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  2. I'm in awe that you would go through all the work of masking, stamping and coloring all of these flowers, Irene! You've got to be one patient lady there! It's all so Beautiful...very sweet calendar, one that would make you smile each time you look at it~

  3. What a fun little gift to give to friends! I love the stunning background you have created for this beautiful calendar, Irene!

  4. A clever idea with the calendar and oh I do like the gift idea of this, nicely done. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

  5. Irene, I love this clever calendar card, and what a gorgeous background you've created with the gerbera of our favorites, right? Beautifully colored too! Hugs!