June 14, 2012

June Calendar page

Hello everyone!! Java Jen here from JAVA JEN CREATIONS to share a simple calendar page with you all! (If you remember, I was here just last week because I goofed and thought my Thursday was last week! It actually worked out best for Sheila that way so I offered to be here again this week!)  Thank you, Sheila for being so gracious and I'm glad I could help! :-)
If you have seen a lot of my posts, you know that I do a different calendar page each month to showcase on my fridge and then add it to my scrapbook in front of all the pics I took that month.  This month, I decided to show how you can make a calendar grid if you don't have the Designer's Calendar cartridge.  Here is my finished page:

Let's break it down a bit.
To make my grid, I used my Gypsy, (forgot to take a pic of my screen), and lined up 35 - 1.5"squares to form my calendar. The squares I used are from Art Philosophy because I wanted squares with a little scallop on the corners but any square will work.  After the cut, I trimmed the extra off the edges.
The 35 little squares can be saved for another project.

Then I used the Father's Day seasonal cartridge and my Cricut markers to make my icon to designate Father's Day on my calendar. I chose to just use the markers and not cut it.  I just cut around the outside with my scissors.

Then, I actually used 4 of those little squares to stamp my title on - I used the Urban Alphabet stamp set from CTMH.  Then I used CTMH's Liquid Glass to give the letters a shiny appearance.
I punched holes in the squares and threaded twine through to hang then across the page. The squares themselves are mounted with pop dots so they won't slide around.
Here are a few more close-ups of the squares and the twine "clothesline".

I also used Liquid Glass to adhere the twine to the page.
I added Distress Stickles throughout the grid to give a little pop of color.

Here is the Father's Day icon in place.

The background paper is from DVWV's Heirloom stack - (I love this stack!)
One more look:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today's post and this time it will be about a month before you hear from me again! ;-) 
Now, go create something beautiful!!


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Oh my Sheila! Your calendar page is absolutely amazing! Love the distressed look and all the details. How did you get your squares lined up so perfectly? What a great idea. TFS.

Nicole said...

Jen, I love this ideas very creative!! I will definitely have to try this out!

Lisa said...

WOW Jen that came out awesome. What a great idea. I have the cartridge and have only made one calendar :( I am definitely going to have to use that one more.

Charlotte C said...

What a great idea. Love the fact you use the page in your scrapbook. I'm guessing you stamped the dates, yes or no?

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Jen I just love your calendar page. I used to make these before my work schedule got so hectic and they are WONDERFUL. I just love the detail you put in this and I know it will be something you will treasure in the years to come! thanks for sharing with us today!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a good idea to use a calendar in the front of every month in your albums.

Nana Donna said...

That is great, love all the details and what a great idea to save those photos

Java Jen's Creations said...

Charlotte, yes, I stamped the dates - I forgot to mention that. :-)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Wonderful calendar page! Thanks for the details!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

This is just amazing. What a wonderful idea. TFS

Brandy said...

Very vintage AND classy looking! Love it! :)

Rosie said...

WOW!!! love it