Good Morning!!! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a new project I recently created for my home. I love this calendar because it can be used year after year and matches my decor perfectly. It’s super easy to make. Keep reading to find out more!
Wood Block Calendar Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection (#4, #17)**
- Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget
- Darice Unfinished Wood Block Calendar
- Fancy Pants Designs mini alphabet stickers
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint (rouge)
- DecoArt Americana dark brown creme wax
- Sizzix dies: Framelits Squares (#657565), Tim Holtz Block Talk Capital Alphabet (#658563)
- Paint brushes
- DecoArt Americana matte Decoupage glue
Step 1: Begin with wood block calendar set.
Step 2: Paint calendar base using chalky finish paint; set aside to dry.
Step 3: Find die that measures the same size as wooden blocks.
Step 4: Cut 12 squares from Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Collection Kraft Core cardstock.
Step 5: Adhere squares to blocks using decoupage glue; sand using Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget.
*Tip: Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection works great with wood products such as this. When sanded it gives a distressed look that matched perfectly.
Step 6: Die-cut two sets of numbers from Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Collection Kraft Core cardstock. Adhere to blocks and seal using decoupage medium. Note: One block should have the numbers 0,1,2,7,8,9 and the second block should have the numbers 1-6.
Step 7: Cut 3 pieces of Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Collection Kraft Core cardstock the same width as month blocks. Wrap around block; adhere in place. Sand edges using Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget. Attach alphabet stickers to spell all 12 months; sand as desired.
Step 8: Coat painted base with creme wax according to mfg instructions.
Step 9: Reassemble calendar and there you have it!
If red/blue isn’t your color of choice it can easily be changed to match any decor. You can also drill a small hole in the top and make it dual-use as a note/photo holder!!
Before we get started today we have a quick update on the Northrige winners. They have been picked and emails will go out shortly! So stay close to your inbox and we will post names soon, too.
Today we have a layout from Designer Debbie Standard featuring some Core Amour. Sand the white wash and the black core comes through…it’s so cool! Debbie accented it with blues and yellows from the Spotted Collection. Love that pop of color, don’t you?
And how about pairing that Spotted Cardstock with some Fancy Pants Core Impressions? Mixing and matching our different collections is so much fun! Add some of your own embossing like Debbie did here with the Whitewash strip and who needs patterned paper?
Can you believe we are in August already?!
For a lot of us, it is Summer and it’s winding down quickly!
Debbie used some more BasicGrey Core Impressions on this layout in addtion to some Fancy Pants Core Impressions.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match your Core Impressions for some great contrasting prints. It’s just like patterned paper! Add some bits and pieces of Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinder’s Dies and you have a fun, summer layout.
Oh and there is that Cloud Embossing folder from Darice! We are loving that one
Don’t forget about our CARD DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!