Anna's Creative Space

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Hello!  It's Anna from Scrappenings here with a Love Birds Calendar for Scrapbook Place's 3nd Blog Hop.  If you've just come from Lindsy's blog, you're in the right place.  If not, go back and start with Linda's blog.  Please visit Scrapbook Place's blog when you've finished hopping!


Sizzix Bigz Clear Scallop Square die
Stampin'Up! Two Step Bird punch
Stampin'Up! Boho Blossoms punch
Stampin'Up! Modern Label punch
Stampin'Up! Full Calendar stamp set
Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder
Stampin'Up! Pompom Trim in Melon Mambo
Cream cardstock
White cardstock
Blue cardstock
Green cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Mini calendar, 2-1/2 x 2-1/2
Cork board, 3/16 thick
2 brads in spring colors
2 tacks in spring colors

Cut 1 piece of cream colored cardstock and 1 piece of chipboard each 4-1/2 x 4-1/2.  Paste the cardstock to the chipboard, then die-cut the Scallop Square using the Sizzix die.  The resulting piece will be 4-1/4 x 4-1/4.

Punch 2 birds & 2 wings from blue cardstock.  Punch 2 branches and 2 more wings (for leaves) from the green cardstock.  Emboss the leaves with the Lattice embossing folder.  Punch a Boho Blossom from the yellow cardstock.  Ink the edges of everything with a slightly darker shade of whatever color cardstock you're working with to give it definition.  Using a Crop-A-Dile, punch two 1/8 holes on each end of the top of the Scallop Square & put some ribbon through both holes for hanging.  Tie off the ends with a small knot.

Stamp each month on a piece of white cardstock then punch out the months with the Modern Label punch.  Pull off each page of the calendar and glue each stamped month to the appropriate page.  Punch 1/8 holes with your Crop-A-Dile through 4 pages of the calendar on each end of the modern label.  Keep punching holes 4 pages at a time, making sure to line up the holes with the first set of pages.  Put large brads on either end to hold the calendar together.  Glue to the right side of the Scallop Square.  Cut a piece of cork board 1-1/2 x 2-3/4 and glue to the left of the calendar.  Cut a small piece of the Pompom trim and glue to the bottom of the cork board.  Glue the flower onto the cork board in the upper left corner.  Glue one pompom in the center of the Boho Flower.  Put the 2 tacks in the corkboard.

Viola!  You're done!

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the blogosphere to check out my project.  Don't forget to post some love for me before you leave.  Then hop on over to Pat's blog to check out her beautiful creation.

Many Happy Scrappenings!



  1. love those little calendars--what a great gift idea this would be too!!

  2. Oh Anna - what a great surprise! This is just an awesome tutorial and I always need calendars. How wonderful to have a few made up for birthday gifts as well as their regular gifts! Thx dear - you really made MY DAY!

  3. Gorgeous calendar! Now I know what to do with those large chipboard frames I have stashed in my closet!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a lovely calendar! Love your scrap space too!

  5. Anna another fantastic project! You always have the neatness things and great tuts for us!!

    This would be a wonderful make and take kit for the crop gals if you don't mind us using your idea

  6. What a cutie of an idea!!! The love birds are shaded in such a pretty blue too. Calendars are something I have never tried but yours make me want to real bad! I especially like the cork board you added to it Super Nice.

  7. Great inspiration for a calendar project!

  8. Adorable wall art and love the idea with the calendar and the mini bulletin board. I may just have to scraplift it!

  9. this is too cute .. i love the birds and the idea is just great .. i even watched all of your videos .. after getting your card in the mail i had to see how to make them .. you are quite talented and patient !!

  10. The mini bulletin board is a great idea. I know have some larger ones around here somewhere just waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Great layout! Wish I could be at your crop...