Wednesday, January 9, 2013

December 2013 already

December 2013 already
Featuring My Minds Eye - All is Bright Christmas collection

Today is my first post as a design team member for The Hens Den and I couldn't be more excited.  I am going to have a lot of fun working with these talented ladies.

This is my first project for The Hens Den and it is somewhat different from what I typically make; however, I thoroughly enjoyed working on a new and interesting project.  I have always wanted to create individual calendar pages to place on my desk and after seeing the kit I received from Charlie, knew it would be perfect for a December calendar page.  So, I took this opportunity to create just that for December 2013.  
I approached this project by starting with an off-white 8x8 square and inked the edges with Garden Green ink.  After cutting two 5x5 squares, one in red and one in green, I decided to embellish the red square as a gift box - to do this, I cut a 2.5 inch piece of red dotted paper and set it across the red square.  I then took the beautiful May Arts green ribbon and tied it around my box.  To finish it off, I placed a Tim Holtz's Christmas adornment on top.  
I found the mini calendar online and distressed it using the same ink and added three rhinestones under December 25th to give it a little more pizzazz.
After assembling the calendar, I felt something was missing and decided to use a doily that I found in my vintage scrapbooking stash and placed the "Joy" ribbon sticker on top.  I also added two separate designer papers from the 6x6 paper pack in the corners to give it a little more color.  After placing the three green rhinestones from the collection in the upper right corner, felt that my individual calendar page was complete.
I am really excited to finish up the rest of my 2013 calendars and will be sure to post them as I go along.  I'm trying to determine whether to do them on a monthly basis or go ahead and get them all done at one time.  I love this My Mind's Eye collection and can't wait to use it again.

Thanks for stopping by The Hens Den and I am excited to see you again soon.

Bazzill Green, Red and Off-White cardstock
Tim Holtz idea-ology Christmas Adornments
Garden Green ink


  1. Hey sis. I LOVE this calendar and I'm just so proud of you for being a member of The Hen Den. I personally can't wait to see the rest of your calendars. Love you

  2. Wow this is an awesome idea!! Fantastic project! Love that bow..:)

  3. Janet I LOVE this! I'm gonna totally lift this idea and make one of these for myself. :)

  4. Cute calendar and great first project Janet. I love the bow too.

  5. I love that bow too and the cute calendar. Great job.

  6. Very nice first impressions.. Great job Janet!!! Welcome aboard!

  7. Love this calendar page! And talk about getting off to an early start for next Christmas, WOW!


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