So I had this idea to make a purse sized calendar in an altoids tin.
I am happy to report that it actually came out exactly as I had envisioned, a truly rare occurence. First of all, in case you are unaware, the font that matches the sentiments in Carte Postale is a free downloadable one called Porcelain. I used that here to make my fancy calenders. I used Publisher's wallet size calendar template (which happens to measure 3-3/8x2-1/8). I was thrilled to find out that these were the perfect size for putting in the tin. I mounted each month on a 3-1/2x2-1/4 piece of Sage Shadow. Then I coloured a very long piece of white grosgrain since I don't have any Sage reinker. I used the long piece of ribbon to attach all my little calendar pieces. It worked out incredibly well! I did this one piece at a time, never cutting my tape, just doing it all in one long piece. I used 7 pieces of the Sage Shadow, since I wanted a "title page" so to speak. I also finally cut into my Enchante paper
. I've had it since mid-December. I opened it immediately, but I just couldn't use it, until now. I also used plenty of corner rounding here. I decorated each calendar with a Sage stamped off image of French Flair. This allows the calendar to still be legible while being pretty. The "title page" has the year in big numbers on one side, and a place to write your name, address, and phone number on the other. It was actually a relatively simple project, but definitely easy to do show and share.
I did this to get myself ready to do the 3-D portion of the Artisan Award. I haven't yet decided what I am going to do (and once I do, unfortunately I will be unable to share it), but I wanted to play around with a few things. I usually stick to cards, so I need to give myself warm up activities for the 3-d and scrapbook components.