Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artbooking in August... Week #4

Wow... this month FLEW by...  this is the last installment of the Artbooking in August blog hop..  (Watch for the new Stamp of the month blog hop coming next weekend!!)

If you are just hopping over from Shalana's blog- WELCOME.  If you are just joining the hop here on my blog then no problem... the next link in the hop is at the end of this post.

So This week I am supposed to show a mini album.  But... I couldn't think of a theme that made me want to sit and design.  So instead- I started to make a Christmas gift that I'd been planning to create.  I'll be making a few of these but here is the bare bones start to them.  It's not done but at least I had time to print all the calendars and start assembling a few of them. 

I used the Clear flip album available in the Fall book.  It is really cool!  There is a space to insert a page behind the clear plastic of the frame.  I cut "2014" from artbooking at 1 1/4 inch (using real dial size).  I just adhered it to some White cardstock so the black glitter letters really pop.

Each month's background paper was cut at 5x6 inches.

The January page uses plain cardstock as the backing... I cut a snowflake border ( Set your machine with these buttons:  Real Dial Size, Fit to length, and  Border)  I cut at 6" and since I chose "fit to length" it made it 6 inches long instead of 6 inches tall.  And yes!  I used glitter paper once again.  I LOVE glitter paper... if this is your 4th week visiting my blog... you've probably figured that out by now.

The little snowflake on the side was popped out from the border.

The October page uses some retired Halloween paper.  The glitter pumpkin was cut out as an extra piece for last weeks project that never got used.  So- instead of wasting it- I used it for my desktop calendar.

 Well...  I hope you enjoyed all the projects that were showcased over the last month!  I know I did. 

Head on over to Mary's blog to check out her last project too!


Linda Pekrul said...

Love this idea! Great job!

terryanndiack said...

Very nice. I thought that flip album would make a great calendar. And you've proven me right. tfs.

Jean M. said...

Love this...I was thinking this would make a great calendar and it does:)

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great job, Traci! I hadn't thought of using this display stand to make a calendar so I learned something new. Thanks!
:) Marie

Michelle Battitori said...

Love everything about this!

Kim said...

What a cute idea!

Rebecca said...

Very cute idea. Love the colors

Jane Schoof said...

OMGosh! This calendar is great! Can't wait to make one!

Deb Killian said...

Great idea. Love it!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Perfect project for the clear mini album! I should think about making one of these - :) Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop! I loved all of your artwork!