Monday, December 24, 2012

One . . . More . . . Gift . . .

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I have one more gift to share with you.  It's a calendar I made (or really, decorated) last night for my sister-in-law!  This week's challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps is Anything Goes:  as long as you use your Peachy Keen Stamps!  I thought, "Perfect!  Nothing's very cute until you add a Peachy Face to it!"  You can find that challenge here.

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.


  1. LOL! I think the same thing when I craft, things are cuter with a Peachy Keen Stamp. Clever "punch trick". Merry Christmas!

  2. So cute! Great tip! I may have to try this.

  3. Just adorable!!! LOVE that little bee!!! So glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!