Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Fun Project!

Here's is a fun little Collapsible Calendar that I found the free template for at Victorine Originals . It folds down flat for mailing in an envelope and the pops up when it is pulled out of the envelope. Fun to play with too!

I have always thought this would make a great business card for any stamping consultant to send to their customers (perhaps with a new year's catalogue launch) - or as an insert for your Christmas cards. If you used it as a business card - you would put all your contact information on the spot where I stamped the Delight In Life sentiment and flower (adhere with a label), and you could highlight some fun stamps in each of the month areas - to entice some buying!

Collapsible Calendar:
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Materials: Stamps - Michael's $1.50 CAN (various), Inkadinkado clear set, Princess Turtle (Inky Antics), Delight In Life (SU!); CS - white; Ink - Grey Wool, Black (CTMH); Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, Rubber band (#16, Staples), template.

When you stamp in the month areas, be sure to use either a second generation stamp (stamp off once on a scrap piece of paper) or a light coloured ink (I used Grey Wool) - to ensure that you can still read the numbers under your stamped images. If you use black, it will cover the calendar numbers.
To colour my stamped images, I used the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol blending technique - again to ensure that you can still read the numbers.

I found that the #16 sized rubber band is best to use for this - and these are available at any business supply store. Just make sure you stretch out your rubber band very well before you use it - so that the calendar folds flat easily.

Give it a try yourself! I'd love to see your creations! If you do one, try to leave a comment with a link to your creation so that we can all see!

Until next time, have a great day!


Tracy said...

This is super, I love it!!

Candy said...

What a Awesome idea!

gremhog said...

This is wonderful. I'm in the middle of laying new tile in the basement...which includes my stamping station but I am going to get to this asap.

Thanks also for the link to the site for the pattern. Now to figure out how to make this work for had a great idea to include this as a business card or as a holiday insert.


Anonymous said...

Came here from SCS site. Love your blog! Would "shadow ink" work for images you can read the date through? Just a thought.
doc-ie [fr: SplitCoast]

Anonymous said...

Can you explain what the rubber band is used for... thanks!