The 2012 Calendar challenge over at The Craft Barn has begun, I have not been able to do this in previous years, but now I am setting my mind to follow along. The challenge this week is to add some vellum. At last I am forced into trying out my Pergamano set that I bought while visiting my daughter in the UK. I have decided to make 12 easel calendars for friends and family, so I bought some pretty calendar tabs from Michaels in their sale to mount on the cards.
Firstly, I embossed and pricked the vellum into a pretty flower pattern and mounted it onto various mats edged with silver . I cut two pieces of cardstock 6" x 12" and folded themt at 6" and at 9". This forms the easel part of the card, I reinforced it by sticking the pieces of cardstock together to cope with the weight of the calendar tab. I added a note pad edged with silver and stamped on the top sheet with a clematis vine stamp and the word "notes" The card when made lies flat and is about 1/4" thick and when it is unfolded it looks like this.
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