Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 Calendar Challenge #1

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.


If you would like to join in the challenge hop over to The Craft Barn blog HERE

15 comments:

Scrapmate said...

This is so pretty. How clever to add a notepad as well - 2 useful items in one. They will make fabulous gifts.

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning!Lucky friends and family!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so useful and pretty at the same time ,love the embossing on the vellum and I'm sure your family and friends will be delighted with them x

Elaine said...

Great embossing of the vellum and great idea too for someone's desk!!

The Craft Barn said...

Fantastic idea for a gift !!! and beautiful first entry.
Thanks for playing and I'm glad you are joining us this year
Izzy

ionabunny said...

This is gorgeous and practical. Love it.

Maggie said...

Lovely calendar Paula and thanks for your comments on my blog, I was drawn to these colours of Alchol Inks for January too......great minds and all that lol

MaggieH :)

woodandfabric said...

So lovely! Wonderful use for the vellum!
Michelle

LindaS said...

Wonderful idea. I really like the look of the embossing together with your choise of PP and stamp.

Suze Bain said...

This is fabulous. Love your pergamano work (never tried it myself) and the handmade paper behind. x

Craftyfield said...

Very elaborate calendar ! They will make some great gifts.

Julia S-W said...

Very, very pretty! I know how much work went into that vellum panel because I used to do Parchment Craft but gave up as it was so fiddly! Love that your calendar stands up too.
Juliax

coco said...

Very beautiful and elegant notebook and calendar! Bravo !!

coco said...

Very beautiful and elegant notebook and calendar! Bravo !!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great calendar - gorgeous pergamano insert. Very smart way to get the notebook up on the kitchentable!