Wednesday, October 10, 2012
October Perpetual Calendar
On page 59 of the Close to my Heart Autumn/Winter 2012 idea book/catalog is a bonus project suggestion, a perpetual calendar for October. I loved their idea and chose to adapt it slightly. They used two blocks, while I used three. I used Halloween and Fall themed stamps that I have been collecting for years since I didn't have the stamps shown in the CTMH project. Some of my stamps were purchased more recently, some long ago. I also used a variety of Halloween themed papers. Normally I try to list all materials used, with manufacturers, but I don't have time to do that right now, since there were so many used. If you see something you desperately want to know, feel free to ask, and I will try to post a response with the information.
I used wood blocks from Michaels, and the black rhinestone bordered tray came from there, too. I painted the wooden blocks black before applying each of the panels. The center block does not have a panel on the bottom. I could have gotten away with only two blocks, but I liked having the month shown, and I have a couple of decorative panels also. I also wanted to have a zero on the center block, for the single digit numbers, rather than just have only one block on display.