And here's my little calendar. It started out as a 50 cent two-year planner from my local dollar store.
I took the calendar out of the plastic covering and marked its size on my blue patterned paper from The Paper Studio, then cut a flower and bee from Cricut's Create a Critter cartridge. I hid the bee's face with my Gypsy so it would be ready for a Peachy Keen face. I used PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment.
I chalked her cheeks with my Stampin' Up! pastels and added a little detail with my white Gelly roll pen. Then some Stickles on her wings finished her off!
For a little sentiment, I put together a couple of stamps: the "happy" from Peachy Keen's PK-859 Christmas Greeting Words and the "Bee" from Joy's Life Lots of Pun Stamps. I stamped them on a scrap that I punched with my Curly Label punch from Stampin' Up!
I saw this somewhere, so I can't take credit for it, but sorry, I don't remember where I saw it. First you punch the label out, then turn the punch upside down and re-insert your label to the side and punch it again. Versatile if you need a smaller spot for a sentiment.
And, here's the calendar all tucked into its plastic covering. I didn't add many embellishments to it, because if it's too bulky, the plastic doesn't fit well. I thought about just leaving it off, but the covering would be protected in a busy purse! Lol. And the recipient can just switch the calendars out when the two years are up-- if I don't make her a new one!
And, these would make great New Year's gifts, too. I think I'll try to get a few more done to send to the teachers when my kiddos go back to school! The new year will be here sooner than we think, lol!
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I'm entering this in Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #48: Anything Goes.