As promised, I’m back with the second installment of my desktop calendars for 2017. Each month, I’ll be posting a new monthly calendar. If you want, you can follow along and make them with me. They make great gifts for family and friends for next year.
For my February page, I used products from the Bloomin’ Love collection in the current Occasions Catalog. I love the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. I had so much fun using them to make Valentine’s this year, that they were the perfect choice for my calendars.
These calendars are actually pretty simple to make. The back layer is a piece of Designer Series Paper that measures 4″ x 6″ and the center layer measures 3″ x 5″. Since the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack is 6″ x 6″, it worked out perfectly! Because I made eight February calendars, I ended up using several different sheets of paper, but all with the same basic design.
Here’s one of the finished pages in an acrylic frame.
You can see that I added a small wooden heart and sequin to all of these. Even thought that added a little height, it still fit in the frame with no problem.
For all of these calendar pages, I added a little strip of ribbon behind the month. For the Rose Red pages, I used the pretty Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, but unfortunately, I ran out! So, for the Blushing Bride pages, I had to dig through some of my retired supplies and found this red ribbon from an old embellishment kit. Sorry, it’s not something you can currently order, and to be honest, I’m not even sure what color it is, but it seemed to match so I used it:)
As with my January calendars, I used my December 2015 Paper Pumpkin photopolymer stamps to stamp the February. Then, I cut it out, along with the smaller banner layer below, using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.
If you would like to download and print the JPEG I created for the calendar days, click HERE. This JPEG prints on 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock and it includes four calendars per page. Simply minimize your margins to the smallest possible for your printer and add the JPEG to fit from corner to corner. Trim each calendar down to measure 3″ x 5″.
Here’s all eight of my February 2017 calendar pages.
In addition to the December 2015 Paper Pumpkin photopolymer stamps, I used the following supplies on my calendars: