Thursday, April 15, 2021

A Calendar Mini Album


I'm sooooo very, enormously excited about our new perpetual calendar stamp set!! We can make calendars for years and years with this stamp and it couldn't be easier. I know because in the past I've bought a few different calendar stamps and this one is the BEST:)  Updated to add other months 4/25/21

Some types of calendar stamps are made in columns which are impossible to get all straight and looking nice, even with the Stamparatus. This style is easy to use as it's all in one piece. You simply select the 7 columns that are in the month you want to make and ink only the numbers needed for that month.

 Other stamps made in this format require you to use sticky notes after inking to cover the portions not needed, or trying to wipe off the ink in the columns not needed..... But Stampin' Up! did the most clever thing. They made this stamp in the perfect dimenstions. No matter what 7 columns you need, it is the exact width of our ink pads!!!! So you only have to ink exactly what you need!!!!!!

So how about the mini album part? An easel type stand with rings is used to hang the calendar pages on. Then, you (or the recipient if you're giving it as a gift) simply take a picture each month, adhere it to the back of the calendar page, add a bit of journaling and voila, a thoughtful calendar mini album.  Journaling could consist of inspirational quotes or scripture. This could be made to celebrate Baby's First Year, First Year of Marriage, First Year of College, Recipes for Each Month, Wedding Planning, Home Renovation or New Construction. Measurements and notes for this project

I plan to have a class on making one of these soon, so if you are local you will want to have fun with friends while creating this great project.

This is the front of the book, I used some of the DSP that will be in the new catalog, isn't it gorgeous?
Notes and measurements Click HERE