I’m back to share a project I was inspired by a couple months ago. Nicole here and you’ll want to check out One Lucky Day’s awesome Flip Frame with 2016 Calendar pages. I printed off the fun calendar pages and then went to town decorating each month! Here is my take and tutorial on this fun Flip Frame Calendar.
I started by cutting 3 ¼”x 5” pieces of chipboard measuring 3/8” in on the sides. I marked each of the 12 pieces and punched out the holes.
I distressed all the edges with my sanding block then inked with Ranger Distress Ink Ground Espresso.
To create an aged look for the calendar pieces I stamped Everyday Hero Newsprint stamp with Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Stamp each calendar piece randomly then I inked the edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.
For some extra color to tie in the paper I used some tumbled glass distress ink. Once the pages are ready the fun in decorating can start.
I mounted some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Sheets on to white cardstock then cut Sizzix Snow Flurries On the Edge die for the snowflakes. This is where I added Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter and inked.
Here you can embellish with your stash. I used some Idea-Ology and Ephemera popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.
Creating each month is so fun. Digging through my stash I found treasures like this Believe Charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, perfect for November.
Now you can check out each month with a little more detail, embellishments, techniques and dies. January and February.
March and April
May and June
July and August
September and October
November and December
At the base of the flip frame calendar I added some crinkle ribbon, Eileen Hull floral dies and some Tattered Pinecone tea roses.
Because the calendar pages are so dimentional I used a couple of hinge clips to hold the pages back so the month will hang flush with the frame.
Here you can see how the clips hold the rest of the pages back.
You can’t even tell the clips are there and each month will be flush with the frame.
I hope you liked my take on Paula Cheney’s Flip Frame Calendar. I love being inspired and having fun with my stash creating my version of a fun home décor project! When the year is done you could create a mini album with photos from your 2016 adventures. No need to get rid of them!
To see more of Nicole’s work visit her blog – Nicole Wright Designs
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