Friday, January 21, 2011

Midsummer Night Calendar

I just finished another project and I love how it turned out!  I used some of my favorite paper (Sweet Nothings by SEI), my favorite color combination (pink/brown), and followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday. The brown paper is from Kaisercraft. The image is Midsummer Tilda and I think she is adorable!  I used diamond stickles on her dress, colored her with copics, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The mini roses are from Prima.  I also used a Martha Stewart punch and added some ribbon to it.  I then made the card into an easel card/box with drawer.  I re-sized and printed out the 2011 calendar punched some holes and added two little heart shaped brads.

Here's the easel card open with calendar:

Here's the inside of the card:

And one last shot with the drawer pulled open.  This would be perfect to sit by the telephone and to keep paper inside to jot down notes on!

This item is for sale on Ebay.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Magnolia Down Under - Calendar
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Calendar
Simon Says Stamp - BINGO (Brads, Flowers, Ribbon)
Truly Scrumptious - Brown, Pink, Green
Creative Inspirations - Celebrate (New year)
Ribbon Girls - Pink and Green (Green Leaves on flowers and on stamp)
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All
Penny's Paper Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Heart (Heart Brads)
One Stitch at a Time - New (New Year)
Paper Sundaes - Birthday Bash (Favorite Challenge: Easel Cards)
Charisma Cardz - Magic Numbers (Calendars have lots of numbers!)
7 Kids Challenge - Challenge Yourself (This is the first time I attempted a box drawer at the dimensions 5x5.  There were many trials and errors before this card came out looking the way I wanted it too!)
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings


  1. So incredibly cute! Great job!

  2. OMG such a gorgeous creation, I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

  3. Just Lovely!
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge this time over at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  4. WOW This looks so cool!! I really like the idea of the easel card on top of a cute little box! Thanks so much for joining in this week at MDUC

  5. WOW Tiara, this is a really clever idea! An easel, drawer and calendar all rolled into one beautiful creation! So much work :)

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week.

    Sharon x

  6. Oh wow this is so perfectly put together! love your colors! Great job! Thanks for joining in our celebration challenge at Creative Inspirations! Don't forget it's our birthday & we have a blog hop going on until Jan 25th with some AMAZING prizes to be won!!

  7. Hi

    this is stunning a gorgeous project, thanks forjoining us at tpc

    Joey xx

  8. so cool! Love your little box with the calendar! Great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  9. This is a stunning project and what a brilliant gift idea. It's perfectly made and beautifully coloured. Love the pink and brown combo. Fabulous!Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  10. Adorable project! love it! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week,

    Good Luck




  11. lovely calendar
    thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  12. Gorgeous creation, cute as a button
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
    Anne x

  13. Very beautiful box. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  14. Very lovely box and your colors are perfect, thanks for joining us in celebrating this challenge at Creative Inspirations

  15. Wow beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. This is lovely Tiara, very well put together. Thanks for joining us last week at OSAAT.

  17. Wow this is fab, what a great idea! Lovely papers & image too. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  18. Oh wow hun this is stunning, Tilda looks adorable and I love how you've made the easel into a calendar.
    Thanks for joining us to play Bingo at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  19. What a stunning project. I love the colours and the the little bits of added glitter.
    Thanks for joining our 'heart' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx

  20. Tiara, this is a lovely project and you have done beautifully with it...those colors are stunning!!! And gosh, so many are so creative!!! Hugs coming your way...Jacque

  21. Great project and a lot of work gone into it! Thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

  22. Wow Tiara!! This is GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's. Good Luck!