I first saw freestanding calendar about five years ago – the shape was an apex i.e.like a roof – when I received one as a swap! Since then I’ve been amazed by how long they last! I have four around the house, and each year I replace the old calendar with the current one! The one I have by the phone in the entrance hall is a Post It Holder, with a pencil, plus calendar, which is amazingly useful. I make it even more useful by sticking a note on the back which reads PHONES ARE OFF. When I’m ready to start videoing, I go downstairs to switch the phones off, and turn the calendar round as a reminder for me to switch the phones back on! LOL!In today’s video I show how to make a freestanding calendar that has a cardboard support at the back. I was inspired to make one in this style by a beautiful calendar I received two years ago from a friend of mine, who also sent me a matching Handbag Tissue Holder! It has a magnet on the back and has been so useful adhered to my wall-mounted oven. For the video, I changed the magnet to the freestanding support, but you can decide which way you want yours to be.The base of today’s project is a piece of the cardboard which comes with Glimmer Paper, or our sheets of Foil. The cardboard I’ve used for the support is from the card that comes with our Designer Series Paper (DSP). For all three designs I’ve used DSP from Christmas packs i.e. Under the Mistletoe and Festive Farmouse. All three designs looked Christmassy when viewed with the actual Christmas designs, but equally, they don’t look like Christmas when they’re on their own! Or, at least, I think so. What are your thoughts?
I always buy my calendars from a seller called Cake-Factory on eBay. They do International so wherever you live, you can order from them. Just go onto eBay and type the product number in the SEARCH box and it will take you there: 231765342365. The amount they must sell through me and my videos, I wish I had a share in the company! LOL!
I hope you have a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.