Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Year of the Dragon

2012 is the year of the Dragon...here's a fun way to mark this special year:

I'm using the larger dragon from the MC-13 (Year of the Dragon) cling set and a 1-5/8" x 2-3/8" mini calendar. Click here to get a pattern to make this calendar. Cut the two pattern pieces along the solid lines and score along the dotted lines:

In the photo above, the calendar back is the top piece and the front is the bottom piece.

Start with the front piece (backside facing up). Fold up along the first 2 scored lines on each side.

Fan fold along the rest of the scored lines...then apply double stick tape to the two end tabs.

Attach the back piece to the 2 tabs (above).

I used a couple of glue dots to keep the "screen" part from popping out too much.

To make the stand, I cut a piece of card stock to 1-1/2" x 7-1/2"...score at 1/2", 3-1/2" and 4-1/2"...use double stick tape to form the triangular stand, as shown above.

Attach the stand to the back of the calendar with double stick tape, making sure the bottom edges match up. Use foam dots on the back of the actual calendar and fit into the opening of the "screen". Then attach your dragon to the front and you're done!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Keiko Christmas

Hi...Just wanted to share with you today how you can use Keiko's "extra hand" to hold a Christmas item...then turn it into a Christmas card:

Stamps used: Keiko (CL-11 Keiko Set)
Wreath (MC-8 Christmas Flowers)
"Happy Holidays" (MC-11 Happy Holidays)

It's officially December...let the fun begin!!!