Saturday, September 27, 2008

Countdown to Halloween Calendar

This idea was totally CASED from Home & Heart Magazine (Holiday Home, p. 23) if you want to see the original calendar. I am super excited with how mine turned out and thought I would share it with you. It still needs something on the bottom (I was thinking maybe some white rick rack or something, maybe pictures of some of our pumpkins we have made in previous years, but I am not sure yet, so I will add that when I decide what to put there. Anyway, hope you like it and it inspires you to make one too!!!

The frame is an 11x17 poster frame I picked up at Michaels *using a coupon of course* and it was $3-$4. Pretty inexpensive, and it is acrylic and plastic, so mostly kid proof. I also bought a sheet of 18x18 Martha Stewart black paper (Michael's too) to go inside it and cut it down to size. Each rectangle on the calendar measures 1 1/2" x 2". Sorry about the slight glare on the photo, sadly, I had to keep the acrylic in because I put all the spider webs and spider rub ons on the acrylic, rather than inside on the papers. I think it looks cool like this -- but I did not think of the problem it would pose in taking the picture.

Stamps: Spooky Sweets I (Papertrey Ink) Paper: K& Company (Jen Yanok) - Designer Mat Pad, Martha Stewart Black 18x18, Lavendar Lace (SU!), Only Orange (SU!), Whisper White (SU!) Ink: Basic Black (SU!) Accessories: Printed Font, SU Concave Square punch (SU! - retired), scalloped chipboard circle, glossy accents, copic marker, white gel pen, Royal & Langnickel Glitzy Spider Webs Glitter Rub Ons (Michaels).

18 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

You are so flippin creative! How cute is that!!!!!

Vicki

Stampin' Meg said...

HOW CUTE!!!!
I love this- Halloween is my fave.

Erin said...

I love it! So does the circle on the 30th move from day to day? If so how do you make it stick?

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! Thats a lot of work! You did a great job. Its very cute!

texasjodylynn said...

SUPER CUTE!

Mandy said...

Great job with this!!! SO SO CUTE!

scrappinpeg said...

lots of work but oh so worth it. This is adorable....

Charisma3103 said...

This is totally gorgeous

Sodababee (aka May) said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I love making cards and would love for you to check out my blog at www.amaything.blogspot.com if you like. Thanks so much!

May

Amanda Sewell said...

The circle is on the outside and I used that sticky goo stuff in dots on the back of the chipboard circle to attach it . . . we just peel it and stick it the next day. I think it will work until I can think of something that will work better.

Beedubya said...

What a great idea!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

How totally fabulous!! I love it!! Just amazing!!

Kimmie0270 said...

This looks like so much fun! I might have to give it a try for next year!

sanwanyak said...

Wow Love the pictures of the zoo.And your work is great!!
Thank you for sharing!!

Goldenbaby said...

Very cute! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays

Amber said...

Very cute idea!

jules p said...

I love this calendar. very cute.

Carmen said...

Great!! Just love how you did this!