I hope you are all having a lovely week. All I can say is boy am I glad it has been a short week at work (the public holiday on Monday was a blessing).
I am really looking forward to catching up with my upline and all the fabulous girls down in Innisfail on Saturday when I head down there for Michelle’s monthly class. I haven’t seen them since retreat in September, I’m not co-dependent or needy….lol
No seriously they are such a fun bunch of girls to hang out with it really is the highlight of my weekend when I get the chance to catch up with them all. We spend a really lovely couple of hours laughing, talking, having fun and in between all that joviality we even find the time to make some cards together.
The project I am showing you today is one that I have been planning for sometime. I got an email a while back about a lady in the US who was selling 2014 calendars and notepads that were designed perfectly to fit into metal CD tins. When I saw this email I just had to order some calendar’s and notepads to make some wonderful home-made gifts for some very special women in my life for Christmas. I already have a stash of metal CD tins that I have been hoarding for about a year now, so what better opportunity to use them.
This one I am showing today is going to be my personal calendar for 2014. I love how it turned out, it is all my own design and I can’t wait for 2014 to start so I can start using it. It’s really compact and will be great to carry around in your bag.
Gorgeous hey? I have to thank my friend Cheere Robinson for teaching me how to make the fantastic large rose you see here. Everything except the crystal bling swirl is from Stampin’ Up!. I love this new designer series paper, it has some lovely vintage images and patterns. I daubed the edges of the DSP with Baked Brown Sugar inkpad and the roses are made from Very Vanilla cardstock and daubed with Cherry Cobbler ink. I also covered the bottom of the tin with the same DSP. The name of this designer series paper is called Etcetera and I think it might just be my favourite from this years Stampin’ Up! catalogue.
Here’s a close up of the rose. Not bad for just one class with Cheere hey? I actually made this one all by myself. Not sure if you can see it very well in the photos but I also spritzed the top of the tin with glimmer mist just to add a little more bling to the whole thing.
Of course the inside has to be decorated too. There will also be a mini pen in the tin as well for all those urgent notes you need to make, like the website of a fantastic new card making blog or the phone number of a new crafty friend you might meet somewhere.
The designer series paper inside the tin is also part of the Etcetera range.
I hope you like my project, I would love to hear your comments.
Thanks for visiting.