Saturday, August 30, 2014

Right Around The Corner

 So, earlier I gave you a huge hint on who our guest designer might be for this release... any guesses?  Well, if you are on You Tube or Instagram, this is probably a no-brainer... Check out this panda-maniac on her YT channel here...

 Did you guess correctly?  I'll tell you more about our guest designer tomorrow.  Don't forget to check out the rest of our DT!  They had a little break but are back with some fun new projects featuring our new pandas!

Linda's You Tube

So you are probably wondering about my post title?  Yes... I do realize we are still in August (mind you the end of August), but before you know it, it will be the end of the year and time to bust out your new 2015 calender!  Most of you may not know, but I host a craft fair at my house every year for my crafty friends and one of my biggest sellers are my calenders.  I try to change things up every year since I'm sure no one wants the same calender year after year.  While brainstorming, I thought of trying out something different by using a canvas board as the base.  This one in particular came in a pack of 10 and is 5x7".  All I did was cover the base with some black card stock.

The background scratch mark looking die cut is actually a die by Dee's Distinctively Dies called Lattice 1.  It's quite large, so you need to have a larger base to be used on cards. It cuts nicely too.. I think they have another version called Lattice 2 that I might also need to pick up!  It's so simple but makes a nice background for any asian card!

Again I couldn't resist putting both pandas on the calender!  Here's Ling Ling...

And Po....

The kanji stamp was an afterthought.  I felt like that right hand corner needed something and decided on a sentiment.   Since it was for a calender, I thought Prosperity was a fitting sentiment.

And here's my trusty mini calendars. Makes making calendars so easy peasy!

Oh.. and this 2015 is a lasercut from Island Scrapbooking.  Originally I got them cut for a 12x12 calender, but decided that it would still work on this size too.

And in case you were wondering how that calender would stand up, I decided to (finally) try out my Tim Holtz stand die.  

So don't forget to check out our guest designer and all of the DT!  Be back again tomorrow with one more project share!


  1. They are so cute, I can't seem to see enough of them! Love that lattice background too :)

  2. Love this idea! What an adorable calendar :)

  3. Ling Ling and Po makes any card or project fun. Gotta add that die to my wish list.

  4. OMG this calendar is da bomb! I totally wish I could go to your craft fair. Sister Stamps galore would be AWESOME! I'm so glad you picked Joy as your guest designer cuz she's like panda master and also master at all things kawaii! Props to Sister Stamps for another amazing release. :D

  5. Hi...I'm new to your blog your projects... Where can I buy those small calendars, I can't find them anywhere..thank you!

  6. Where can I get these calenders

  7. Where can I get these calenders