Happy New Year to one and all, I wish each of you everything that you would wish for yourselves this year.
Today I am showing you a calendar album that I made for 2011 using papers from the S.E.I. Poppy collection.
I was going to make a few calendars to give away as gifts, but this one took me forever to make! There was a lot of machine stitching on this and I can't just run over the first and last stitches and then snip the thread, no, I have to leave long threads at each end and then weave them through neatly onto the back of the card by hand. I HAD to do this in sewing classes years ago when I was at school and I'm afraid the habit has stuck and I couldn't bear to do it any other way now! Sad, I know.
I won't bore you with photos of all the pages, as they are all similar, just with different patterned papers from the same collection.
I designed it to be freestanding and it is bulky enough that it can be.
Each month has got its own pocket page. On the front of the pocket is that month's calendar which I computer generated and then cut out with nesties, before spraying with shimmer mists. The back of the pocket is patterned paper and the idea is that a photo could be added to this as a reminder of some event that took place that month.
In each pocket I've just put a simple white cardstock tag with a co-ordinating patterned paper eyelet on each side and tied with a sheer ribbon. Each side of the card is stamped with the relevant month. The idea is to use the tag as a diary or calendar of events or to add photos from the month.
I've used extra large binding rings so that extra memories can be added between the pages as the year progresses, such as photos, memorabilia etc.