Sunday, December 5, 2021

Creation Station Blog Hop - Anything But A Card!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for December!! We are stamping 'Anything But A Card' - and I Love making lots of other 'stuff' besides cards! I Love giving little treats that are cutely packaged. And this time of year, I like to make little calendars to send to friends and family. I've made many different versions over the years, some with add-ons like a post-it note pad and/or pen, even a little treat drawer one time. 

This year I decided to go simple for my calendar project! I made a Faux Side-Step Card and added my calendar to the front of it. 

The base of the card is 5 1/2" x 8", and then scored at 3", 6" and 7". Then creased into an "M" shape. I added the new Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper (coming in January 2022) to the middle section. And a little tip - for the Black Cardstock piece, I originally cut it 3 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4", ready to adhere it. But I didn't like how the black edge showed along the bottom edge of the front fold, so I trimmed about 1/4" off the front section of the Black Cardstock before adhering.

Then I added a 3/4" x 5 1/4" Black Gingham from the Pattern Party Designer Series Papers along that bottom edge.

The tags were die cut from the Seasonal Labels Dies. I know I'll be using those for more than just Christmas! ;)

Here's a side view to see how the fold looks! - Fun, huh?! And it's so much easier to add on that 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" piece, rather than the usual tricky cuts on a typical Side Step Card.

Here's how the little tag is adhered, just glued underneath the Black Cardstock edge. I like how it gave a more interesting dimension to the saying! By the way, the saying was from the 'A Good Man' stamp set. That was kind of a random decision, but thought it was appropriate for an everyday calendar sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed your stop by! And I can't wait to see what my fabulous Stampin' Bestie, Elizabeth Price, has in store for us... 

Enjoy the rest of the Hop,

Julie B


Sara Nell Langland said...

I love everything about your stepped up calendar--but my favorite thing in the sentiment you chose! I think sitting down at my desk and seeing "This is Your Day!" each morning would make it the best part of my day!

Sara Levin said...

Such a pretty desk calendar! Love how fresh and happy your color combo makes it feel.

Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen said...

This looks wonderful! Great project for the new year to come 🥰