My Vippies calendars just arrived so I started thinking about what I would do with them this year. I had already purchased a large package (50 I think) of coasters from our Celebrations store (next to the HM BFC Mapunapuna store) so I decided to use them as the base for the calendars.
Because I have so many calendars to make for an upcoming event, I decided that they had to be simple. I decided to use the Penny Black 'Dream Big' die because I think everyone needs to set their goals beyond what they can possibly imagine achieving. The words were cut out of a Tim Holtz gold foil paper from a pack.
For the base cover paper I used sheets from Me and My Big Ideas 'Mambi' 12x12 pack. There are some great designs in this set, some with gold glitter. I chose the marble sheets because then each calendar would be different. Each 12x12 sheet yielded nine 3-5/8 squares which were glued onto the coasters (double sided tape could also be used). Edges of the papers were trimmed close to the coasters before the gold sentiments, calendars and magnet sheets (on the back) were adhered.
Some of the covered coasters were not as sparkly as I desired, so I flicked on some gold Liquitex paint (before adding the words and calendars) and added a few adhesive backed acrylic gems. I think by keeping these calendars simple, I won't get 'burnt out' while making multiples and will have more time to spend on other holiday creations. Keep smiling while crafting throughout the 'jolly holly' season!