Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A "Fancy" Calendar!

Hello! It's blustery, snow-dusted, and cold here in Ohio! I hope your weather has a little bit more warmth than we do!

Let's start out with some blog winners shall we?! We've got ourselves a lot of winners to cover!
From Monday's blog on Hero Arts Products with Britta Swiderski, the winner is Annette!
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Now I am super excited to share with you this fun idea from the ever-inspiring Fancy Pants Design's blog by design Kim Watson! Both the Fancy Pants Designs Blog and Kim Watson's blog are chock full of creative projects and new twists on techniques so I encourage you to check them out!
How adorable is this block calendar?! Kim has used the Fancy Pants Off To School patterned paper on this example- but you could also use the Oct 31 paper for a Halloween count down, the Winterland paper for an advent calendar, or the Love Story paper for a Valentine's Day or special date calendar!
To get the template of the boxes, just click here for the link Kim has provided to make your own!
Grab your papers and measure the different patterned sheets into sizes proportionate to the sizes of the boxes and stand. (Tip, measure the boxes and stand once you've scored the lines and folded up your shapes to get accurate coverage.)
After your blank canvas gets some color and life, embellish away! Kim has used embellishments from the Fancy Pants line, such as banners and chipboard!
I love the sewing details on here! Sewing lines (or faux sewing lines with white ink!) seem to be all the rage these days!

Hopefully this project sparked from creative juices flowing for you and you can transform this idea into something special for you or a loved one!

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-Michelle











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36 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! Excentric option for a regular calendar.

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  2. What a great idea! I love perpetual calendars - and I have LOTS of supplies in my stash to make several as gifts. TFS ;-)

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  3. Super cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Great idea for an interactive calender! I love the sewing details, tags and punch details as well. Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  5. What a clever idea. I have seen the everlasting calendars before but never thought of using boxes for the blocks.

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  6. Thanks for the templates and great idea. I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time. Maybe this is the year. I have lots of scraps I'm looking to use up, so this would be a perfect project.

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  7. Very cute block calendar--I like the stitching.

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  8. What a great collection of papers that were used. Very cute project, would be a great interactive for little ones that you are trying to teach numbers, days, etc.

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  9. That's a very interesting idea - to mke a calendar of the kind! I loved it a lot!!!!!

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  10. What a very cute calender idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. What a cool idea! Fab tutorial and gorgeous DPs too!

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  12. Lovely idea. I love it!
    xx Marianne MW

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  13. Awesome idea here, and I think, we all have loads in our scrapbox to make more of these, and use as gifts too. They´re really cool.

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  14. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great calendar idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  16. That seems like a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What a fun desk calendar idea!

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  18. I was just thinking I should make calendar for this year. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  20. what an lovely calendar...thanks for the tutorial...love it:)

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  21. great idea!!!u inspired me to make one like this,... thank you for the tutorial.. :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing this great idea; very beautiful work!!!

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  23. Great calender! Thank you for the template!

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  24. This is pretty cool and looks like fun to make. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. This is an awesome idea! What a great gift this would make for someone.

    Elaine Allen

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  26. looks like a fun project to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. i love these block calendars, what a fun idea! thanks!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  28. Thanks for another great inspiration and a chance to win.

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  29. Thank you so much for the fun giveaway... I am so happy to be one of the winners..

    Love this tutorial...what an awesome calendar idea..

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