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