Thursday, January 16, 2014

Valentine Calendar with Post-It Pad

 While cleaning up (I mean rearranging) my craft room, I came upon some long forgotten vinyl bookmark cases.  Since I still had more tiny Vippies calendars which fit on the bookmark holder, I decided to design a Valentine themed calendar to hang next to my bed.  Before falling asleep I always want to think about the days to come and plan ahead.  The Sister Stamps with the mochi eating kids did not arrive at Ben Franklin Crafts until late in the year so I didn't have a chance to use them until now.  I paper pieced their kimonos from printed crinkle origami paper and mounted them onto the Doodlebug paper with foam stickies.  I covered the mochi balls with acrylic hearts because they seemed more fitting for a calendar.
Often at night I have an idea or want to jot down a reminder, so I thought double sticking a Post-It pad to the back would be a great idea.  The pen clips onto the pocket....how neat is that!  The double sided Doodlebug paper was pretty enough, but I decided to dress it up with some coordinating DB stickers and embellishments.  The hanging loop was made from American Crafts ribbon from their seasonal 24 roll pack.
These are just some of the supplies I used for this project but there are so many products to choose from at House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts that I don't think you'll have any trouble whipping up some Valentine gifts and cards for those on your sweetheart list.  Have fun playing with all your Valentine crafting goodies and maybe you can even make a bookmark to fill the bookmark holder.  Maybe I'll make one too!

8 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

I'm sure these bookmarks will come in handy.... Great for yourself or to give to someone that loves to read.... LOL!

Cheryl said...

Cute bookmarks! Great use of the new papers and heart stones that you just bought from Ben Franklin Crafts.

Niki G said...

What a smart idea to leave that right next to your bed! Love those sweet images.

Leanne said...

Super cute Lynn!! Love how you embellished the mochi to match your theme. Love this idea!
Have a great Friday!
^.^

eunice said...

Holy Moly...what a fabulously creative and ingenious idea for repurposing a bookmark holder! Very, very cool! And I'm loving how you changed up the adorable little Sister Stamps mochi kids with the heart candy...CUTE! Lynn, your "outside the box" creativity is always amazing!

Annette Allen said...

those little images are just so so cute.. totally love these

yyam said...

Ooooh...these are so cute!

Tammi said...

Lynn great idea, I'm always out of paper/pen when I need it at night...might have to try this. :) These are pretty!