Παρασκευή, 22 Ιανουαρίου 2016

7 Dots tutorial- 2016 Calendar

Hello dear friends, this is my first tutorial for  7dotsstudio !Today I will share with you a calendar I made for the new Year 2016.To be honest ,i’m a bit of a calendar girl , organizing my works to do, planning my schedules, prepare  everything in order to be in time .I have chosen the Verano Azul and Lost and Found collections because I liked their very fresh mood and colors   plus the optimistic quotes!!



             

                         

                

So let’s get started….



1 BASIC CONSTRUCTION

First you cut a monochromatic  hard  cardstock  (over 200gr) in 2 pieces,  6x6  inches and score  them at about   1 and 1,4 inches .I have chosen black .

                             







Then you  cut  2 pieces of  7 Dots Studio - Verano Azul - Green Time  5x12 inches

                                                         


After that, place a double sided tape over one side of the scored cardstock and do the same to the second cardstock too.


Now, distress   edges with a distress tool (or with your scissors) and create a vintage look around with a distress ink.



So,  adhere both cardstocks over the 12x5 inc  7Dots paper , with the score lines in the middle of the paper  BUT leave some space between cardstocks( about half of an inch), so that ,when you bend your papers ,there will be comfort and enough space  to bend it.

                  
 


Do that and then bend all lines with your score tool, creating a triangle .Between the cardstock there is a space to bend also , but reverse from the other score lines . So you’ll have a result like the photo’s above…At the free edges  we will  cut the holes to places our wire, so that the whole construction will be stand.



 

                             

      

Glue on the other side too and bend also.  This is going to be the basic stand, to place all of your papers with the front  page and the inner month pages


 2 COVER PAGE

Cut another cardstock 5x5 inches, which is going to be the base to your cover of the calendar . 


                              



Then  distress  again all edges of tags and papers  that  you’re going to use .

                                 



Add double sided tape and start decorate…


 



Attention!!! Before you put many layers of papers  , cut your holes where you’re going to place the wire( I use the Zutter machine, so the space is limited when you’ll place the paper between the machine hole punch. )


                  

At this point , use your stamps, splashes , mists, fabric, flowers  or everything else you like to decorate under  your cover page (hidden   objects I call them ) and give a 3d effect.

                        
Finally , glue your basic elements that you want to show in front and decorate . Splash again here and there  mists,gesso, paint or any kind of inks you wish. And you have something like that…  




       

                  

                



3 INNER MONTH PAGES

Now for my inner pages, I have chosen the 7 Dots Studio - Verano Azul - Celadon 12 x 12 paper for two reasons. First they fit perfectly when I cut it as they are  already divided , and secondly  I liked the quotes. I thought  that the quotes will be the back of my month’s page…so every time I pass a month and flip a page, I won’t see an empty paper BUT an optimistic quote to make my day !!!
So start cut and distress edges  again…


Start decorate as you wish with stickers, tags ,stamps pen etc



                           


And the back side, as you flip the page  , will look like that….With a beautiful quote to watch every month…


Finally gather all your  pages ( cover and inner months) and place them through  the wire and close it carefully..

                               


                               


                                



                                   




Finally you have your own hand  made  calendar  , to join you for this year. Hope you liked the procedure and be inspired. Thank you for your time and wish you the best to come for this year too .Love you xoxoxox…



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  1. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the layers!! They look amazing!! The details you added are perfect!! Fabulous tutorial, too!! The inside pages are gorgeous as well!! Love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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