Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back To School - CS Artist Team Challenge

Back to School Time!  

That is the challenge for the Club Scrap Artist Team this month.  I must admit I'm VERY thankful not to have the stress and worry of sending my children back to school this year.  I hated seeing the summer come to an end and shipping the kids off to school that first morning back.  I cried each and every year clear up to their senior year.  Silly I know but I loved spending the extra time with the boys and I think they enjoyed it too. 

Well to help ring in the new school year we were asked to create items like organizational projects, planners, calendars, teacher gifts, etc.  I thought about it and decided to make a combo's a little note holder with a desk top calendar - great for teacher gifts or really for anyone including yourself!

And here it is....

I used a wood sunflower button that I colored with Memento Markers as the prop to hold the calendar in display mode.

It's filled with cream note cards under the calendar.

The calendar folds flat if you don't need to see it all the time.

I started off with some Club Scrap book board pieces.
These were sized perfectly so I didn't have to do any cutting at all!

I covered the top of the note holder...

Glued the base together and covered it with a couple different papers.

Inked all of the edges with Spice Chai StazOn ink and
adhered the top to the base.

I then used the twisted twine included in the kit to give a bit of detail to the note holder.

I found a 2017 calendar page, trimmed and glued the top edge.

It was then affixed the calendar to the tent card for the top.

It makes a really fun gift idea for friends, family, teachers, etc. and can be personalized with any theme you can image.  Hope you enjoyed my project.

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  1. That is a great project! And very pretty! :)

  2. Totally awesome project and looking fabulous with the sunflower papers.
    Thanks for all your instructions.

  3. Wowsers! This is a super cool project!

  4. Roni, this is fabulous! Classy idea for any desk!

  5. Ooooh! I like the slide in card area! Thanks for the step out instructions Roni!

  6. Love this Roni! So cute! Great project :)

  7. That is really nice - it would make a perfect teacher gift! Thanks for sharing

  8. there are really some fabulous ideas on this blog hop! Thanks for another great project, Roni!

  9. Such a great idea...perfect for any desktop. Great gift idea for any occasion.

  10. What a beautiful desktop calendar! The addition of note cards is genius!

  11. I just love you desktop calendar! I think it's great that the calendar can lay flat as well. Already pinned this! :)

  12. Wow! This is a great addition to any desk! Beautiful


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