And so... I picked the SNOWMAN! The greatest "wintery" guy ever!
Beginning with boring old plain white cardstock, I Glimmer-Misted the frosty background in Twilight. (I personally like the bigger drops, making it like bluish snow, but if you want a finer spray, step back a little bit and let it drift through the air...)
Then I had some great paper from My Mind's Eye (the super cool sky blue [snowman], the turqoise [January} and the wannabe turquoise/white stripe [torn strip at bottom]).
|GLUE DOTS Rock!|
Obviously, I tore the strip at the bottom. Uh... need I say more? Then I ATG-ed it to the page. I left room at the bottom for binding purposes.
I cut out the January, using my Cricut... almost any font will do. I adhered it using a Zig pen. Since I was doing 12 pages, I could have used my Xyron, but didn't want glue boogers all over.
And now we enter the most difficult part... THE FRAME. Ugh! The frame is concocted of a bunch of different snowflakes from various cartridges welded together to fit about a 4.5x3" picture. I sigh, because this took the absolute LONGEST portion. I had to go to bed while the machine cut... for each set of 4 frames, the physical cutting (on the Cricut) took ONE HOUR AND THIRTY MINUTES. Can you believe that? And then... they were a total pain to take off... extremely delicate and breaking. My initial intent was to have a sturdy slip-the-picture-in frame... uh... NO. Didn't work, and so... I adhered blue coordinating cardstock to the precious glittered snowflakes (paper was from my stash...) to support the wobbly frame. This I adhered on three sides (minus the top) and VOILA! I got my slip-the-picture-in-type of frame. Woohoo!
To finish it up, Joann's had some really cute buttons of snowflakes and snowmen, and I just had to have them when I saw them, and so... they ended up on my page! (hee, hee! At least I didn't hoard them, like I am known to do!)
Now I just have to print me out some actual calendar pages for next year (I'll put in KNOWN birthdays and events first, of course). And they'll be ready for gifting, when I get all the pages back.