Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cute Little Calendar for Play Date Cafe PDCC64

This is the wonderful inspiration photo at the Play Date Cafe this week! I have to say this is one of my favorite colorways! I carried a photo with the same colors with me forever as I decorated my house near the ocean. Don't you think it is the perfect set of colors for a house near the beach?
These serene colors make me think about the beach and ocean I love so I wanted to make myself a little prezzie! I decided I could keep my own craft and enjoy it all year if I made a little desk calendar to use when I'm talking to potential renters of my place at the beach. Don't you think its adorable? I do!!
My little calendar is just 4" x 4".
To make it I used two 4x4 white unprinted bleached coasters. I scored one thru the center and adhered them together, gluing only one half of the back. The unglued portion become the easel back.
Another generous blogging crafter suggested for free calendar templates and I found it to be perfect for this project. I used 2 taupe colored DP for the background, distressing & sewing then punching and lacing up one side where I added 2 beads for a little fun. 2 coordinating ribbon tabs add a little more color as does the 2011 date I cut with my Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I used a vintage set of Stampin Up "Fish Frolics" stamps for the seahorse & bubbles. I added a little Glossy Accents to the bubbles, seahorse & 2011 for a little fun dimension.

I really enjoyed this project and like the idea that I'll be able to enjoy my little present to myself all year long! I hope you'll try making one...they make perfect teacher's gifts AND it's quick & easy.

Thanks to PDCC for this.........Cream in our Coffee at The Play Date Cafe


Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great gift you made for yourself, and thanks for the tip on the downloadable calendar. It is such a pretty reminder of summer yet to come! We're so glad you shared it with us this week at The Play Date Cafe. :D

Brenda said...

Wow! I totally love this Ronda! I love the distressed feel of it with the addition of the cord and beads on the side! Lovely Seahorse too! Beautifully done!

Fiona said...

what a fun calendar Ronda! We all need to treat ourselves to something once in a while ;) Thank you for playing at the PDCC!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a fantastic project and a great idea to make it a beach theme for your beach house. That little sea horse with his bubbles is so cute. Love the twine binding too. Thanks so much for playing at the Play Date Cafe.

Ruby said...

What a lovely project and idea. Love all the little extra details you've done too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Giò said...

WOW Ronda.... I totally love your little calendar!!! Beautiful papers and details too!!
Thanks for visiting me and for enjoy to my blog candy.... good luck ^:^
Hugs, Giò

@Archangelo is an Italian name???

Ronda Archangelo said...

Yes, it is an Italian name!