I had two more Vippies calendars left so I decided to make a couple of friendship calendars to mail to some friends (along with a belated family newsletter). Since I had my Valentine card stock out, I chose a pretty double-sided printed piece and cut it into three 4" wide strips. Two of the strips were folded into easels with 4" square fronts and backs. A Little B die and matching border heart-shaped cross stitch design were chosen to make the larger heart and the inner white heart was cut from watercolor paper using a smaller heart die.
Next I stamped the Penny Black image and colored it in with various marking pens. The Lawn Fawn 'friends' die cut was adhered with Glossy Accents and embellished with a Dress It Up mini heart button. The hearts raining down were colored in with a sparkle gel pen. The Vippies calendars come with adhesive strips so they stick easily to the card stock easels.
Because double sided card stock was used, the calendars look attractive even from the back or side.
I tried to make the calendars look a little Valentinish for the season but tried not to overdo the hearts because the calendars will be used all year round. The 4" wide easel works well with the medium Vippies calendar, but can be easily re-sized for other calendars. Hope you were pleased to read this blog post. Leave me a comment if you desire and to make me super happy!