Thursday, July 12, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge -- July

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Hello! Happy Thursday! Welcome to the July Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge! Each month, some of the Baker's Dozen will post samples of calendars using various calendar products available at Taylored Expressions! You are also invited to play along with us!

My samples will be using the Desktop Acrylic Calendar Base and Mini Tear-Off Calendar. Please note that the 2012 Tear-Offs are no longer available, but it's never too early to plan ahead for 2013. You can find a single year of  Tear-Offs, HERE or save by purchasing a 10-pack, HERE. After all, calendars make GREAT gifts! All TE Calendar products can be found in the store.

There are SO many TE stamps that would be perfect to decorate your calendars. You can use Doug's Adorable Abodes, or you can create an all wreath calendar with Nancy's fabulous petite wreath sets, OR you can mix and match. I decided to use another Penguin cutie for the month of July.

To give you an idea of the size, my full calendar page measures 4" across and 6" tall. I used Uncle Sam today. I stamped him onto Choice Buttercream cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and popped him on top of a circle cut out of Kraft cardstock. "Celebrate" (also from Uncle Sam) was stamped onto a Mini Tag. I also added some Starfire Glitter to the sparkler in his hand. It is super sparkly in real life! All of my paper is from the 4th of July Project Pantry Kit.

I added my calendar on top of the base since each month I will just tear off the old month to reveal the new one. Here's a detail shot:

These are the Taylored Dies I used today:

Please check out Taylor's blog for all the details on how to join in! As a special incentive, for everyone who plays in 10 or more of the monthly challenges in 2012, there will be a random drawing for a TE prize pack valued at over $150! Haven't played along yet? No worries - you can jump in any time and catch up on any months that you may have missed!

Be sure to check out the other Baker's Dozen Designers who have calendar samples to show you today:

Charmaine Ikach
Jodi Collins
Melody Rupple
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Uncle Sam (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: 4th of July Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Mini Tag Dies, Reach for the Stars Border Die (Taylored Expressions); Standard Circle Nestabilities - SM (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Starfire Glitter, Air Mail Divine Twine, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.