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 .
Gather all your embellishments ,mists , sticker ,chipboards , stamps etc, that you’ll need and start decorating. I used 7 Dots Studio - Verano Azul - Tags 12x12 , 7 Dots Studio - Verano Azul - Element Stickers 6x12 , 7 Dots Studio - Verano Azul - Word Stickers 6x12 , 7 Dots Studio - Lost and Found - Element Stickers 6x12 , 7 Dots Studio - Lost and Found - Die-cut Elements 6x12
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…
7 Dots Products used