Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cookie Sheet Calendars

I fell in love with the Cookie Sheet Calendars that Amy at "Then She Made" blogged about a while back. They were SO cute and looked so fun to make. I decided they would
make great gifts for my daughters-in-law! Megan happened upon them and mention
ed that she would love one. I knew I had to make them! So, Katie and I worked on them together and they really were a fun project!
Nearly all of the papers we used were from Die Cuts With a View 12x12 paper stacks. We tried to make Alli's calendar "teacherish" so she could use it in her classroom if she so desired. That paper pack is called "Hittin' the Books".
The papers we used for Megan's calendar are called "Songbird".
Initially I had intended to have a friend diecut the months of the year with her Cricut. But, I ran out of time and had to stamp them instead. The SU alphabets we used are called "Headline Alphabet" and "Bold Alpha". The squares are punched using a 1 3/8" square punch. All sorts of rub-ons, stamps, stickers and punches were used.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the squares.
(Megan's Calendar)
(Alli's Calendar)

We just had fun! Binder clips were embellished with cute ribbons and clipped to the top ridge of the pan for hanging. It's quite sturdy!
Nearly everything has a magnet on the back and the actual calendar is on the backside of the pan. The extra months are stored in a "box" I adhered to the inside of the pan.
There are also extra squares for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.
(Megan's Calendar)

(Alli's Calendar)

Aren't they FUN?
I know you'll want to make one too! Let me know if you do!
Have a great day!


Creative Mish said...

Very cute! and what a fun idea!

Monica-FC said...

those are soooooo cute. I seen those also. but never really tried to do one. wow, I love it.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness, Angel!! I absolutely LOVE these fun calendars!! So creative, cute, and fabulous!!

WildeDesigns said...

And they are the best calendars ever! I'm thinking about trying to make a couple for gifts. I'll let you know if I do! (And I'll probably need to borrow the big stamp set...and maybe your square punch...and how did you make that box?) Love you, love this, love that you're close by! See you tonight!

Caren said...

What a great idea! So adding this to my project list, I even have a cookie pan I can use.
Caren @ My thoughts exactly crafts