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Monday, 15 September 2014

Easel Calendar and Post-it Note Holder

Christmas time can be expensive.  You might want to give lots of people presents but can't afford it.  I think then these calendar and post-it note holders are the perfect idea.  I've seen various ideas across Blogland but I had a go at devising my own.  If anyone wants to know the measurements etc/how to make it just let me know.
 For my first calendar/post-it note holder I have used this gorgeous image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Little Sparkles".  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and made the background of the image with a pink and purple Pan Pastel.
 The backing papers I have used are from Creative Crafting World "Perfect Papercrafting Companions" CD.
 I have taken the picture above so you can see where the post-it note lives ie under the calendar.

This calendar/post-it note holder has been finished off with some die-cut leaves, raffia ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, bought flowers, faux stitching, white gems, die-cut flowers and a Prima butterfly (which was originally a peach colour but I coloured it with my Graph'it pen).
 The image I have used for this second calendar/post-it note holder is by The Stamping Chef and is called "Stacey "Spec"tacular".  Again I have coloured with my Graph'it pens.

The backing papers I have used are from the Creative Crafting World "Mix and Match" Cd which I think was maybe an exclusive CD for Create and Craft.
The picture shows again where the post-it notes live.

I have finished this calendar/post-it note holder off with some dew drops, tissue paper flower (made with 10 layers of turquoise blue, 10 layers of white, alternated and scrunched up and held together with a brad), gingham ribbon bow and a handbag charm.

I am entering these two projects into the following challenges:

Oldie but a Goodie - Stitching (old item is the paper flowers on the first project.  I've had these for about 2-3 years and not used them!!)
Scrap-Creations - Favourite embellishment (Ribbon)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Stitching - real or faux
Moving Along with the Times - Texture
4 Crafty Chicks - Fancy folds
Alphabet Challenge - P for pretty petals
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Favourite colour combo (I only used to use purple shades with white but I have now started to use it with kraft card and I love the combination)
Fussy and Fancy Friday - More than one fold
Sweet Pea Stampers - All creatures great and small (first project)
QKR Stampede - Things with wings (first project)
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Add stripes or checks (first project)
Allsorts - Sugar and Spice
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Fitztown Challenge No 51 - Fantasy (first project)
Fitztown Challenge No 52 - Anything goes (both projects)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/add some bling
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes

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Unknown said...

These Christmas gifts are very creative and beautiful Kym. Praying you have a happy day filled with smiles and sunshine. Thank you for joining our 149th challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

Carole Robb Bisson

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Wow, these are great projects! I'll have to give these a go myself. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a darling card, Kym. Your art is always such a blessing to us, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing with us. Our DT Member, Carole Robb-Bisson also tried to stop by to comment but had some trouble getting your site to open for her. But she wanted me to tell you that she enjoyed your card and also appreciates your participation in the challenge.
Have a wonderful week.
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

Dear friend, these projects are gorgeous. I know how much time, effords and all the stuff you've been through to make these. I have a deeply respect on how you make these projects to your own vision.I especially love the purple calender/easel. But that is no surprise LOL. Big hugs, Sylvia xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Kym.
Gr Karin

Ivonne said...

OMG! Fabulous calendars, so creative! Love the Post It Notes under the calendar. The papers are so pretty and the images are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

Helen said...

These are fabulous - what a great idea!
Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
Helen x

Sherri said...

What a fantastic idea for inexpensive Xmas gifts! These would be so appreciated by anyone, especially when they are this adorable. Love the papers & embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our weekly challenge "Things with wings" and come back soon!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two great projects Kym. I love your design, it is fun and very handy too. It would be easy to overlook the great images you have coloured so beautifully and the fab matching papers.

Thank you for joining in with all of the fun at the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


Shuly said...

waw that's a great project! useful and beautiful! papers, flowers, image and butterfly are so gorgeous that it's a great idea to turn them into something you're going to see every day!
Thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap's "Anything goes" challenge!

Unknown said...

Wow! Fantastic work! Love all the colors! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Tina - DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Paper Panda said...

Fab projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Alyx said...

Fabulous calendars! Great crafting. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

BethieJ said...

These are FABULOUS! What GREAT gift ideas!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO!!
Have a GREAT day!

Katya said...

Oh I love your use of this image! Awesome project! I really love that you used it as a monthly calendar- what a perfect little gift or something to put in our own desk to look at while crafting away. Great job.TFS. Thank you for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef Anything Goes Challenge. :)

Katya Bess

Mervi said...

Fabulous creations Kym, lovely images and details.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper September challenge. x

mixamatoasties said...

Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


Cazro said...

Two stunning projects. The first one being yoru entry is gorgeous, wonderful colouring and design. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

karalschuknecht said...

Thanks for joining us this week for things with wings.
Karal DT for QKR Stampede

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Kym, a perfect present - beautiful and useful! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Sugar & Spice challenge this week x

Vannessa said...

These are just fabulous and I love the idea of combining the calendars with the post it notes underneath! Thank you so much for joining in the Fussy and Fancy Challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa
F & F DT

michele said...

Gorgeous Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

fiction book reviews said...

Wow, what a stunning project
Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Also just to let you know we are also having a DT call
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

caroline said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at cfth, good luck
Caroline dt

Unknown said...

Dear Kym, These projects are so gorgeous, and I know you've took a lot of efforts to make these. I love ofcourse the purple design with the image from Ching-Chou Kuik. Thank you so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope you come back soon. Big hugs, Sylvia

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers.

Gale said...

These are beautiful calendars Kym. Love your coloring and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us in our "Favorite Embellishment Challenge" at Scrap-Creations and we hope you will join us again soon. Hugs, Gale

Wendy said...

Theses are fabulous...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight
Wendy xx

JayBe said...

Gorgeous flowers to compliment your pretty card. Thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet challenge.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous project
Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs challenge this fortnight.
Lorraine x