Monday, September 19, 2011

Dots & Stripes Calendar

Hi Everyone,
I'm back with my last project using Echo Park's Dots & Stripes line. I decided to mix it up again, and used both the Candy Shoppe and Metropolitan lines for this cute little perpetual calendar.

I got the idea for this while flipping through one of my favorite catalogs. They were selling a fun, colorful perpetual calendar, and I thought... how easy, I can do that and the Dots & Stripes lines were a perfect fit... already color coordinated and bright and cheery!

All I needed to create the free standing calendar was some chipboard, patterned papers, alpha and number stickers and my Bind-it-all (which took a while to find....)

The letters and numbers are from the Metropolitan Alpha Sticker Sheets (it took 2 sheets). This made the project even easier because there was no need to stamp or cut out the words & numbers.

I mixed and matched the patterns and colors for months, days and numbers to make it more fun. I'm thinking this might make a great teacher/coach gift for the holiday season. It really went together quickly. (that is once I reacquainted myself with my bind-it-all....). That's all for now, I'll be back next month with some Bo Bunny Garden Girl. Make sure to come back on Wednesday, to see what Zoe has created!

Supplies Used:

Patterned Papers: Echo Park Dots and Stripes Metropolitan: Leaf Small Dot, Ruby Red Small Dot, Concrete Small Dot, Teal Small Dot; Echo Park Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe Mango Small Dot, Lemon Drop Small Dot, Bubblegum Small Dot
Stickers: Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Card Stock Alphabet Stickers
Zutter Bind-it-All White O-wire 1 1/4"
Grafix Med. Weight Chipboard 12x12


Nicolle Kramer said...

What a clever idea! Love it..:)

Gisèle said...

Soooooo love the idea, gonna make some for gifts:))

Tanya said...

what a fun idea! These would make great Christmas gifts! secret pals goodies and teacher gifts!! you rock girl!

Nicole Nowosad said...

Yep this is an awesome idea!!!

dlwidder said...

Wonderful idea! Totally need to make one for myself! :-D