Happy New Year! The Creative Muses at A Muse Studio have a lot of exciting things in store for 2013 and I am excited to welcome this new year. Thanks for being a part of A Muse Studio!
To kick off the year, we've got a fun creative project for you that has endless possibilities! A Mini Calendar.
This project is near and dear to my heart. I started designing calendars as a holiday project for my girls to make as gifts for their teachers. They loved it so much that I decided to share it with our blog readers as a free download. The project evolved and we then made it available as a downloadable project to raise money for several charitable organizations. Over the years, we raised over $19,000 for Scleroderma Research, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Water 1st and Charlie's Fund. Due to limitations with our new website, we are not able to continue with this philanthropic project... but I am still happily making calendars with my girls and I hear regularly from customers that they miss the calendars.
If you missed our free 8.5" x 11" calendar download that we posted in October, you may find it here.
Today I am sharing a 2013 Mini Calendar download for you.
I have been busy making calendars and have a few different projects to share with you in the coming days. For now, I will share one completed project and another work in progress.
Freestanding Mini Calendar
Tip! Use a bit of washi tape to hold the die in place.
Cut a sheet of A Muse Studio cardstock to 8.5" x 9.5" and score along the 8.5" edge every 2". This should give you a 1/2" tab to put adhesive on and make your "tower". Easy peasy!
I printed the calendar on a sheet of regular printer paper (because that's what was in my printer! *lol*) It seems to work fine on a light colored cardstock but I would probably print it on white cardstock if I was going to use a more intense color for the background.
The mini calendar file includes some fun extras: the year 2013, an inspiring quote from Walt Disney and "made with love".
Business Card Calendar
My next project is a business card sized (2" x 3.5") calendar. I haven't fully decided what the finished project will look like. There will definitely be *more* stamping involved. Check back to see which direction this goes!
I can't wait to see your projects! Please post a comment with a link to your project if you are so inclined!
Happy New Year! Happy Stamping!