Thursday, 29 January 2015

stamped tear-off calendar

after making a few time consuming calendars, which needed to be lettered...i was looking for an alternative...i skipped printing, don't ask me why...maybe next year.

stamping seemed to be good need to find the perfect stamps...very difficult...especially if you want to have a calendar in german...i found some beautiful and affordable stamps in swedish and norwegian (i guess it was norwegian)...and i could have bought english stamps online from the states...apart from the shipping costs and that i most probably would have to personally claim it at would have taken ages to arrive...did i mention, i am quite late for making calendars???

anyhow...i found a stamp, i could sort of live it was called stamping set, i assumed that it was a set (stupid me) came as one stamp...months, days and numbers in one stamp...okay...i still thought i could live with that...but the display seemed to be rather confusing and i decided to cut it apart.

...the idea was to create a stamp which shows the block if numbers the specific day and the month and i could rearrange it for every single day of the year...nice idea...but..this was quite time consuming too. i thought i try another arrangement...inspired by a save the date  wedding is so beautiful, i stuck to it.

as the month of january comes to an end...this will be my last calendar for this year and i guess there will be some more to come end of the year.

thank you very much for stopping by...i hope you enjoyed your regards...silke

this is what you need

- calendar stamp "set"

- small motive stamp (heart, star, flower, skull)

- three hundered and sixty five sheets of rather small paper

- black stamp ink

- coloured stamp ink

- hole puncher

- matching coloured crayon

- wooden paint stirrer or wooden spoon

- wood stain paint

- brush

- two nails

- hammer

this is what you have to do

- get your wooden paint stirrer or you spoon ready

- sand the wood thoroughly on both sides

- get your wood stain paint and your brush ready

- paint both sides of the wood

- it might look like this

- get your hammer and one of the nails ready

- hammer the nail in the miiddle of the frontside of the stirrer

- here we go

- get your papers and your hole puncher ready

- start punching one hole in the upper corner of each paper

- like this

- get your calendar stamp and your ink ready

- place the stamp in the middle of the paper sheet

- here we go

- repeat with the remaining papers 

- get your smaller motive stamp and the coloured ink ready

- place the stamp onto the day, you want to highlight to mark the respective day of the week

- it could look like this

- and this

- repeat with the respective month

- here we go

- get your crayon ready

- mark the respective number 

- hang the calendar sheets onto the nail of the paint stirrer

- hammer the remaining nail into your wall

- hang your wooden stirrer calendar onto your wall

- and that's it

i hope you enjoyed my last calendar for this regards...silke

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

brass calendar and notepad board

a calendar combined with a notepad and a pen...this sounds pretty much practical.

...indeed it is practical...but it can be also cool and stylish.

i wanted to make a calendar out of metal, not really knowing which metal to choose, before i made my way to the hardware store.

once there, the decision was quickly does look quite posh and not too tacky...and everything i needed was available in brass.

...i always wanted to do something with paperrolls...and they are just perfect for calendars and of course for notepads...they came in a pack of five, so there will be some more to come...and i bought a huge one too, which will be the base for my next project.

making a calendar yourself does take some time, but those calendars are very personal, so beautiful and absolutely worth the it.

i hope you enjoy this post...thank you very much for visiting me regards...silke

this is what you need

- brass grid sheet

- two brass door knobs

- two brass drawer pulls

- two brass hooks

- two small brass bars

- brass chain

- brass screws

- smaller brass screws

- screwdriver

- two paperrolls

- letter and number stencils

- pen 

this is what you have to do

- arrange the knobs, pulls, hooks and bars on the brass grid sheet

- insert the screw in one of the holes of the brass sheet, the holes can be easily enlarged with the screwdriver, if necessary

- add the door knob from the other side

- fasten the screw with a screwdriver

- repeat with one side of the drawer pull

- stick the drawer pull through the paperroll

- put the drawer pull in place

- fasten from the backside of the grid, using your screwdriver

- here we go

- place the bar on top the paper, close to the paperroll

- fasten the other side of the bar

- here we go

- repeat with the remaining knob, pull and bar

- just leave one of the screws of the drawer pull loose, as the paperroll needs to lettered first

- place one of the hooks inbetween the both paperrolls

- and place the second one just right next to it and fasten both

- get your stencils and pen ready

- write the name of the month vertically onto the paper

- leave some space on the left side to add the numbers

- add the day in numbers

- here we go

- continue with the remaining days and roll up the paper again after you fnished lettering

- fasten the drawer pull after inserting the paperroll

- and you are done with the screwing

- a close up of the calendar roll

- close-up of the notepad roll

- get your chain ready

- wrap the chain around each door knob 

- place the pen into the hooks

- and that it is

- now you must have to hang your new organisation board onto your wall