Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gift Calendar and Notes

A Happy Friday to you everyone!  Flourishes has a wonderful treat for you today!  Back by popular demand, our Calendar template for 2012!   Today the girls are going to show off some Calendar ideas pairing the template with some of our Flourishes sets.  

Today I'm going to show you a page from March 2012.  I thought a great idea for the Calendar would be to make it up as a gift for a friend, and then also include little note cards to go along with the calendar page for each month.  That way, you are set for little notes or Birthdays in the month.  

So, here we have March and the beautiful Irish Blessing set from Flourishes.  I think that the bouquet of Oxalis or clover is stunning and wanted to showcase it on the Calendar page.   The page is 5 x 7 inches.  

I've added the clover trails along the bottom with some pretty stretchy green gingham ribbon.  Coloring is done with this Copic Collection

+ R81, R83, R85, R89

I also wanted to use some of the other elements in the set, the tinier bit of clover and the Claddaugh ring.   So I used them in the 3 x 3 notes.  

And then to gift and store the little notes, I just added a regular A2 envelope with Scor Tape on the back of the calendar page to hold the 3 x 3s and envelopes.  This way everything is handy!

Check out the other great ideas with the new Calendar Template for 2012 with the rest of the Design Team.  The Template is now downloadable and will cost just $2.  And you can use it as many times as you like!  

Stamps:  Flourishes - Irish Blessing;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento New Sprout, Memento Rhubarb Stalk;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, SU- Wild Wasabi, SU - Bravo Burgundy, assorted DP Scraps;  Accessories;  Big Shot, Picot Edge Circles Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Doily Heart Circles, Gingham Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls, Scor Tape, Dimensionals, Copic Markers.  


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine what a beautiful calender and great idea as a gift set.
lovely flower and colors.

greetings karin

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful set. I love this idea. Homemade gifts like this are some of the most treasured. Beautiful coloring on your shamrocks. Great job.

Amanda said...

This is breath taking, Christine!! I love how beautifully you colored you clover!! What Copics did you use for the flowers and ribbon?? Uh, I just love it all :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh what a sweet gift and I just love your coloring, the way you shade is just so pretty!

Queen Mary said...

Chris I LOVE this! I didn't realize I could change the color of the months! This is such a great gift idea for my mom with her 18 grandchildren! Thanks for sharing your work!

Leslie Miller said...

This is such a cute set, Christine! Love the idea of note cards for each month. It's going to make a beautiful gift!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is a wonderful idea and super pretty. I like the idea of the notes with it.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

soooo pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your calendar page is beautiful, Christine! The shamrocks are so pretty paired with that little bit of bright red, and what a great idea to add note cards and make a wonderful gift!