Thursday, January 22, 2015

' Love You a Latte' Mini Calendar

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!


Annette Allen said...

adorable mini calendar and love that LF set you used..

eva said...

ha, i'm in the same situation -- got too many calendars. but it's a good idea to still gift them to friends.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Yup, me too. I've got a few more calendars left. Your stand-up calenders are really cute and I love the sentiment. Great for coffee lovers.

Cheryl said...

Omg, I love your calendar! It's so sweet! And that little touch of white on the cup. You know, I have never made a calendar card. I guess I need to make one one of these days.