Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Letterpress desktop calendar

This was the second and final project at my Crafty Friday last week. Sometimes we make two things, sometimes we make three… it depends on the complexity of the projects and the speed at which we work! We had quite a few techniques to tackle this time so two projects it was.

For this desk calendar, we used Core’dinations cardstock in Primrose Petals. I’m excited to say that you can now buy this fab cardstock in every colour – in assorted packs. It’s great because it has a pale core, which is revealed when you sand off the top layer… even more so when you emboss it through the Big Shot, as we’ve done here.

We used the embossed, sanded cardstock to cover two plain coasters with cardstock. You don’t need to use coasters, you can buy coaster board from Stampin’ Up!®, or even use the backing from your packs of DSP (I’m sure you have loads!). However, I have about a million coasters from years ago, which emerged during a recent sort-out, so coasters it was.

Then we simply tied the two pieces together loosely so that the calendar would stand up.

I bought the calendars from the Calendar Club stand in Westfield Derby (£1.49 for five) but you can get them cheaper online if you buy in bigger quantities.

Talking of calendars, the biggest date in the Stampin’ Up!® calendar for demonstrators is rapidly approaching. Yes, I’m talking about Convention, which this year is in Manchester and will see 800+ demonstrators from the UK, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands gathering together to swap, chat, exchange ideas, learn new techniques and get business inspiration. To say I’m excited would be an understatement.

But I do ask for your patience with the blog please as, right now, almost everything I make is a “secret” project for Convention and cannot be shown until I’m there. I will schedule these to post while I’m away and have lots of news for you when I get back!

Cardstock: Primrose Petals Core’dinations, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Glimmer Paper (sprayed with Coastal Cabana ink mixed with alcohol)
Accessories: Letterpress embossing folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Ruffled Stretch Ribbon – Coastal Cabana

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