Don't you just LOVE this Penny Black hedgehog image? I purchased the stamp awhile ago from a clearance bin in a Boston craft store. I knew that I would use it this fall for some of my calendar cards. When I spied the Echo Park printed card stock at the Market City Ben Franklin Crafts (I'm pretty sure it was on sale), I mentally paired it with this image...perfect! I used my old stand by Sizzix die to cut the stand up card. A circle die from a Sizzix set cut the stamped image before I colored it with Copic pens.
For a little texture, I added brown Fun Flock (Stampendous) to the hedgehog fur and mini leaves (from a BFC garland) near the calendar. (Still haven't ordered 2016 calendars yet...LOL!) Oh, the die/stamp set from Hero Arts was used to cut the 'hello' and stamp the words under the calendar. This set has lots of great sayings which would be appropriate for a calendar.
I only made a few of these calendar cards because I get bored easily and I don't want to send everyone the same item. To me it's more fun to do a variety of designs. These are for my friends/family who experience fall and have the joy of going apple picking. One day I WILL pick real apples off a tree....my future dream trip!