HELLO Friends! Today is our HALF WAY POINT in our 12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials and Belinda has a GORGEOUS idea to share....take it away Belinda:
It's my turn to share a tutorial as part of the Inspired Stamps Design Team! I am excited to share a fun Christmas gift you can make fairly quickly and inexpensively. The ribbon calendar is my daughter-in-love's favorite thing I have made for her and she requests a new one every year. I have used Inspired Stamps for my scripture panels.
These are the basic supplies you will need: 5- 6x6 decorative papers (I like to grab a 6x6 paper pad), 5- 5 1/2 inch heavy cardstock sheets, roll of ribbon, mini monthly calendars, mini clothespins or decorative paper clips or bulldog clips, assorted embellishments, stamped scriptures
Choose the pages for your scriptures and glue down your clips. I really love mini clothespins and you can get a box for less than $3 in the office supply section at Wal-mart. The clothespins allow you to change out your scriptures or even use photos.
Set them aside to dry well. Cut apart your mini calendars if needed and adhere to your other 3 panels as desired. You can try to make up your own calendars with a computer program or do what I did and spend a $1 and download one here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/purpleponyart
Now it's time for the ribbon! Line up your panels so the backs are facing up. Space them apart as much or little as you'd like and then take the ribbon and hot glue down both sides, leaving a loop for hanging at the top. This photo shows the 2 bottom panels. You only need to glue the ribbon to the top of the bottom panel. I glue all 4 corners of the other panels.
To make the back sturdier and look neater, adhere a card stock panel to the back of each panel over the ribbon.
Now for the fun part! Get out your box of embellishments and go to town! That's my "pink" box!
For your scripture panels, cut a decorative base or use a journaling box and stamp your scriptures and any decoration. For the top panel, I used Inspired Stamps Strength Stamp Set. For the bottom panel, I used Favorites Collection 1 Stamp Set. On both, I used the doily stamp from Lovely Lace to decorate the edges.
I hope you have been able to understand my tutorial and that you will find some time to make a few of your own ribbon calendars! The clothespins allow you to change out your scriptures or even use photos.
GREAT JOB Belinda! I can't even imagine the hours that went into this (especially with the buttons tied at the bottom!! Love that!)
If you are interested in getting some of the stamp sets Belinda used, don't forget our coupon: