• Linda

Make your own desktop calendar

We met in January for another session of our monthly Craft Club in Guildford. We started the Club in August 2019 and our mission is to bring the community of crafters together to craft, chat and relax. Our hope is to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where people can meet and make new friends whilst being creative. So far I think we have been succesful in achieving this.

I found it quite challenging to choose a topic for the January Craft Club. The Christmas business was left behind and there seemed to be a bit of an empty space left - still too early for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. I personally don't make any Valentine's Day cards or even celebrate. There are plenty of other days to show someone you love them - that's my personal opinion in any case.

After some thinking, I have decided to plan a simple project for the Club - Make your own desk calendar. I love planning, organising and anything related to stationary. I bought a lovely stamp set from Concord & 9th called Annuals Stamps Set. This set comes is so versatile - besides names of months you also have some flowers, frames and generic sentiments to play with. As an extra, you can also buy pre-printed calendar.

What I love about this project is the fact that you actually need very little to complete it. All you need is a set of 12 pieces of card (A6 size), blank ink pad (I mostly use VersaFine Onyx Black), coloured pencils (Prismacolour are amazing for colouring) or markers and the stamp set I mentioned above.

There is also another great stamp set I would recommend - from Kelly Creates. They have a lovely set of journalling supplies and this particular set has all the months in it. As an added bonus, you can also use it as an aid to practice lettering.

There are many ways you can display your calendar - you can get a mini clip board, small wooden easel to use as a stand, old picture frame, our you can even make your own stand from a piece of cardboard decorated to your taste.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it inspiring.

Linda x


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