A Year of Sweets Calendar & Stand

Materials

  • Wooden “Frame Your Imagination” Vertical Album Stand (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific); Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions); Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
  • Patterned: You & Me (My Mind’s Eye); Boyfriend, Earth Love, Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket); Mellow, Archaic (BasicGrey)
  • 2010 Calendar Download (Taylored Expressions)
  • Top-loading scrapbook page protectors, 6”, 12 (Taylored Expressions)
  • Self-adhesive crystals (Zva Creative)
  • Flower accents: small Sparkle Gems (Hero Arts); large Jewels (Maya Road)
  • Buttons (Papertrey Ink)
  • Brads (Stampin’ Up!): pink/red heart-shaped; red round

Tools

  • A Year of Sweets stamp sets (Taylored Expressions): Volume 1; Volume 2; Volume 3
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink pad (Tsukineko)
  • COPIC markers and glitter pens, assorted (Imagination International)
  • COPIC Airbrush System (Imagination International)
  • Scrapbook Colors acrylic paint (Making Memories): Strawberries & Cream; Manila
  • The Wizard Embossing and Die-Cutting System and Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders): Snowflake Wonder; Labels One, Two and Four; Nested Flowers; Blossom; Star; Classic Circle; Classic and Scalloped Oval
  • Craft punches: Threading Water, Apron Lace (Fiskars); Binding Edge, Martha Stewart Crafts Maple Leaf and Simple Scallop Edgers (EK Success)
  • Stickles glitter glues, several coordinating colors (Ranger)
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Metal binder rings, 1”, two
  • Adhesives: Mod Podge (Plaid); foam tape (X-Press It)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint wooden stand; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Decoupage patterned papers onto base and sides of stand; let dry.

STEP 3

  • Download and print monthly calendar pages onto white cardstock; trim to 6” square.

STEP 4

  • Stamp black cupcake images directly onto calendar pages or white cardstock; use photos as guides.

STEP 5

  • Color images with markers and glitter pens; outline images with light gray marker to add depth. Accent images with marker airbrushing, following manufacturer’s instructions. Accent here and there with glitter glues; let dry.

STEP 6

  • Die cut and edge emboss images not stamped directly onto calendar pages; use photos as guides.

STEP 7

  • Cut and/or punch paper border for each page, as desired; adhere to pages. Adhere die-cut images and desired embellishments to calendar pages as shown, using foam tape.

STEP 8

  • Insert calendar pages into scrapbook page protectors; hang with binder rings from wooden stand.
by Sharon Harnist
A Year of Sweets Calendar & Stand
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April May
May June
June July
July August
August September
September October
October November
November December
December