This year I ordered too many mini calendars from Vipies so I decided to make some 'tuck ins' to add to my Valentine's Day cards. Last year I made this style of collapsible stand-up calendar and it worked very well so I decided to use the same format this year. I start with a 3"x 8" strip of single or double sided card stock (Paper Crate) and score it to fold at 3", 6", 6-3/4", and 7-1/2".
It is simple work to fold the piece and tape (double sided Merikan) the last 1/2" flap down. For this calendar I used an image from a Lawn Fawn stamp set and used the matching die set to cut out the cup. Copic pens were used to color the image and sentiment. For some color I added a thin gold edge pink Heiko ribbon and a tiny epoxy heart.
For a bit more whimsy and realism I used a dollop of pearl pen. (The photo of supplies below shows a Japanese brand pen, but Ben Franklin Crafts has a similar product.) I guess I should remove the December page before giving this calendar since it is already Jan. 2015. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed your visit enough to return to this blog site many times in the new year. Have a great 2015!