Here is another project that was inspired by a convention presentation. Carrie Cudney and Lori Olaveson demonstrated a 9" x 9" chipboard calendar with a baby girl theme that would be perfect for recording baby milestones. I decided to use their layout and design a Christmas countdown calendar with some leftovers from the Winter Bright simply scrappin' kit.
Stamp Sets: Big Deal Alphabet, Many Merry Messages ("Christmas"), Calendar
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, and Whisper White Craft
Paper: Winter Bright Simply Scrappin', Shimmery White, Wild Wasabi
Misc: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip, 2-Way Glue, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Sponge, Sanding Block, 9" chipboard clipboard, On Board Ginormous Pieces, and On Board Trimmings (from the holiday mini)
I started by creating a template for the base of the clipboard. It measures 9" x 9" but you'll need to create a cut-out area at the top for the clip. Once the Wild Wasabi patterned paper was the correct size, I adhered it to the clipboard with sticky strip. I traced the Ginormous chipboard piece onto the Real Red patterned paper, cut it out and adhered it with 2-way glue. My next step was to sand all the edges of the clipboard and the scallop frame. The sanding took ahile to do, so it was a Big Brother project!
The edges of the frame were sponged with Whisper White craft ink, then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder to give the illusion of snow (hopefully). I also had to cut a notch out of the frame, so that it would fit properly. The frame was attached with Pop-Up glue dots.
The Wild Wasabi base for the calendar measures 6 1/2" square. The calendar and "Merry" were stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock and adhered to the Wild Wasabi. I also added a few self-adhesive die-cuts to the calendar from the simply scrappin' kit.
Finally, the snowflakes were sponged and embossed, then adhered with Pop-Up glue dots.
As you may be able to tell, I like my projects to shimmer, sparkle & shine! This week, I'll be drawing one name to receive Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some pizazz to your projects. Leave a comment with your name and your favorite Christmas stamp set. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday, September 5th.