Monday, December 29, 2014

Magnetic and Stand Up Calendar Party Favors

 As many of you might know, I don't like doing multiples, but since I only needed a dozen; it didn't seem like an impossible task.  The Dandelion Designs scene in a circle was an easy choice because it was appropriate for a calendar and quick to color.  I really wanted to use one of the Japanese girl stamps too, but since the favors would be given to a mixed group different ages and sexes, I wanted it to be neutral.  I chose to use three different sets of Memento pens instead of my Copic.  I found that I really liked the two tips on the pens, a flexible but sturdy brush tip and a ballpoint.  With these pens I was able to easily color the very tiny areas and get a mottled look on the sky and grass without changing pens.
 A 2" Marvy circle punch will cut perfectly around the DD stamped design, making the assembly super easy.  I used both 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 magnetic photo frames and the same sized stand up frames because I didn't have 12 of one style :(  .  The foil fan stickers were added to add a bit of texture and sparkle.  I think the Japanese character means 'longevity' or 'success'...hopefully it doesn't say 'sympathy'. Everything used on this project was purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts except for the calendars which were ordered online from Vippies and the background bamboo washi paper which came from Japan but I think you can find something similar at Celebrations.  I plan to use a piece of ribbon to hang each calendar from a wrapped bottle of hand soap for presentation on the party dining table.  The party guests will get to use the soap and still have a calendar to use for the rest of the year.  Happy New Year to all my blogland friends!

5 comments:

Annette Allen said...

oh wow great job.. these are amazing..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Really love your calendars Lynn. Everyone will have a big smile when they receive them. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Niki G said...

Nicely done Lynn...I, too, do not like making multiples for projects, but they look so beautiful all together! I'm sure the guests were happy!

Cami said...

These calendars are really cute, and the Dandelion stamp is the perfect size! Happy New Year, Lynn!

scrapnhawaii said...

Love the calenders, Lynn! They make great little omiyage gift. Happy New Year!