Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Motivational - It's A Date!!

Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Hive, and our first Monday Motivational of the year. We hope you had a great holiday season, and are ready to get into crafting again! We have some fun calendar projects to start us off...

Both of these calendar projects are created with an acrylic photo frame. These are readily available in dollar stores as well as Walmart, etc., and they come in several different sizes.

Just choose the frame to fit the size of your calendar pages, or a larger one, if you want to put together a double set like a sticky pad, or photo, to go with your calendar.

This one has been created with the angle of the frame making a handy desk calendar to go in Studio Bee!!

Here are the supplies I used ... designer paper cut to the size of the "photo" space, which slides under the acrylic; a pre-printed calendar pad; sticky note pad; mat, trimmed with punches; ribbon. Adhere everything to the frame with double sided tape. Very easy :)

My next project is a small portable calendar to attach to a backpack, notebook, keyring, etc. Just download your favorite calendar printable, such as this one from Crafty Secrets, and cut them out.

Next, mat the calendars on both sides of card stock.

I laminated these with my Your Story binder/laminator.

After trimming, they were easy to stack and punch a hole in the corner with a Crop-o-dile.

Add a jump ring, some cute gems, and a lobster claw for clipping it somewhere convenient, and you have a great little project!!

On Wednesday the HoneyBees will be here with more calendar ideas for you, and we will be inviting you to join us in our first challenge of the year! Here are two links to get you started with calendar downloads :
and check out HoneyBee Kathy's blog at Paper Phenomenon
Happy Creating~



The Scrapbook Speedway said...

What a great project! I love it!

Beth said...

Wow Betty these are both gorgeous and I am headed to my craft room to get started on mine today.

Court said...

Love it! Thanks Betty!!! What a fabulous idea!

June Houck said...

The first one is BEEutiful and just perfect for Studio B :) The second is done in my favorite color combo, and the last is simply a terrific smart to laminate!

Anonymous said...

Holy moses, I first saw the projects and thought "ooh wonderful, but would I?" and now I've decided that I will ABSOLUTELY be creating those projects!! Fantastic, I totally adore the tiny version, as little clip-ons for the kids!!

Maggie said...

Fantabulous calendar, luv how it matches your theme.
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