Today I'm featuring a calendar project that I will reveal one month at a time. My next 12 posts will show a calendar page I have designed with products from
So, let's get started. I am using a calendar stand I bought several years ago. Some of you may have one just like it. Mine is plain wood and unfinished. Hopefully, by the time the calendar is finished, I will get it stained or painted.
The pages hang from a couple of rings and are 6" x 6". The clear plastic sleeves are two-sided with an opening on one of the sides. Here is my January page.
I printed this on pure white cardstock but I put a tint on the photo so it would show up in my post. I started with a plain background measuring 6" x 6". That is the exact size of the inserts for my calendar stand. I used the 2013 mini calendar files from Daydream Designs.
I recolored and resized the January page and then I was ready to create my design. I chose the beautiful cardinal, evergreens and holly images from the Deck the Halls Color Set. It has 17 images for only $5.95!!! And there are coordinating borders, an outline set to color yourself and papers to match all the images.
You see the small cardinal in the lower left corner? I flipped the original image to face the opposite direction and resized it to fit perfectly. I also added extra evergreen branches to the outside of the wreath. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. I finished the January page in about 30 minutes. And, if I need another copy to use for a gift, I just print it out!
I hope I've inspired you to hurry over to Daydream Designs and start your calendar projects. Stop in tomorrow to see February's page.