Monday, December 20, 2010

Crafty Secrets Design Team Calendar Challenge

Good Morning! Today is the Crafty Secrets monthly Design Team Challenge and for December our challenge was to create something with a calendar or a calendar theme. I decided to create a calendar for January and what better way to start off the year with something I love--ART! I had so much fun creating the January calendar! I used three stamp sets from Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner, Art Studio and Calendar. I know there is just a little pop of pink for the color but my favorite combination is the ivory, browns and black. To start I made a label diecut using the Grand Calibur™ from Spellbinders™ and LF-190 Grand Labels Four die #5. I used Artsy Banner and Art Studio stamp sets from Crafty Secrets to create a background collage. I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock with Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy inks.Next using the Calendar stamp set from Crafty Secrets I created the calendar for the month of January. The great thing about the Calendar stamp set is that the numbers are all individual stamps so you can custom create your calendars. I used S4-295 Lacey Squares die #5 from Spellbinders™ to create the diecut. I also created an ART banner using stamps from the Artsy Banner stamp set.Here is a close up of the calendar. For the numbers I used Rich Cocoa ink and I used Vintage Photo to ink around the edges for the lacey square diecut. I added a fancy corner accent, buttons, a crochet flower and pearls. To add a little dimension I used 3D Foam Squares on the calendar.Here is a close up of the ART banner.I added wings, brushed with gold glitter to the ART banner. To create the wings I used the Grand Calibur™ from Spellbinders™ and S4-299 Fallen Angel. I also added a ribbon rose (click HERE for the tutorial) and pearls.I added some swirly pearls. I love this quote and the stamp fits perfectly on the label for the tube of paint!
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner, Art Studio, Calendar
Paper: DCS Simply Smooth Ivory; WorldWin Black
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Ranger Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, LF-190 Grand Labels Four die #5, #6, S4-295 Lacey Squares die #5, S4-299 Fallen Angel wings
Accessories: Joann's Buttons, Pearls; Karen Foster Corner Accents; Crochet Flower Aunt Gail; Ribbon Rose Me (click HERE for a tutorial); Ranger Gold Stickles; Zva Swirly Pearls; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ White 3D Foam Squares, My Stik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser ; Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Please be sure to check out the other Crafty Secrets Design Team Members and see what they have been busy creating!

Crafty Secrets
Heartwarming Vintage Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the challenge for this month. Have a Fantastic Day and stay warm! It's snowing again in MN!!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. Love the look of that stamp set used to make a background! Sooo beautiful! Super cute project Heidi! Merry Christmas friend!

  2. This is fabulous, Heidi! Love every single detail!


  3. Love it Heidi!
    I need to use my Spellbinders dies as a base like this, love that!

  4. Great project I love all of the colors :)

  5. Heidi..A super cute January calendar :) Love that banner stamp!

  6. Great work! This calendar is beautiful.

  7. Oh wow I love CS stamps. This is wonderful.

  8. GORGEOUS as always Heidi! Your work is certainly inspirational!
    Wishing you & your family the Merriest Christmas & Happy New Year! And wishing all good things to come in 2011!

  9. Cute calendar!

  10. very nice, love all the details.


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