Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year! - Shopping Our Stash (Use the Last of Something)

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is:  USE THE LAST OF SOMETHING.
  I thought it would be ironic to post a project that I made using the Last of Something to Make a Calendar for the coming New Year.   

 I played around with this cover a lot!  I was going to put 2014 on it, but decided I just liked seeing the wonderful images on this G45 paper.   I settled for just adding a little Glossy Accents and pearls.

I did not to use a base/stand, instead, I used a heavyweight chipboard that can stand alone.  
I forgot to wrap the ribbon around my binder rings.  I may do it later...maybe.

I wanted to keep the calendar pages consistent, so I chose to use the Journal Tags on each page with a few embellishments.
 I also managed to use the last of these Prima Flowers and some strips of Neenah Card Stock.
 Shabby Chic is not my strong point, so I was really just winging it.  
In the end, I really liked the calendar.

I found the tutorial for this calendar on YT  HERE
This is an Italian Language Channel, but Italian is not necessary to follow the Tutorial.
The Calendar size is 5"x7"


  1. fantastic and great calender you have made Chana.

    gr karin

  2. i love that your "last of" project for 2013 is a calendar you can use throughout 2014! perfect combination of stash-usage AND forethought!!! :) ps: happy new year!

  3. Oh Chana, your calendar is absolutely beautiful. I love all the details, layers and embellishments...just gorgeous!

  4. Wow Chana the calendar is gorgeous. I think your shabby/chic is awesome. I am not a "distresser" and shabby/chic is not my strong suit either. I just love everything about your project.

  5. I love those Primas! So perfect with this paper collection. The inked edges pull everything together so nicely - and the different trims...what a fun project :)


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