Saturday, March 09, 2013

Over on the Bella Blvd. Blog

This super fun project was featured on the Bella Blvd. Blog yesterday so I wanted to here with you too !!

I had so much fun creating this and was starting to call it the neverending project as I kept adding pieces the longer it at on my desk. I saw a really cute Christmas Countdown Calendar online last year (Pinterest of course), but it was really small and just for the 25 days of Christmas. 

I wanted to create a piece that had my kids able to visually see the days leading up to many special times throughout the year. Their Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, summer vacation, etc, are all so exciting for kids and mine are always counting down to something on the calendar. I thought this was a fun piece to get them just a little more excited throughout the year.

Each of the (10) cards are 4 x 6" and were created either with journal cards from the Cute Cuts or simply cut from patterned papers. I used more Cute Cuts, stickers, designer tape, alphas, buttons, chip shapes and flags to embellish each one specific to it's theme – LOVED making these special cards.

I adhered a piece of grey/white sohpisticates inside the back of the canvas and added a glassine bag to hold the cards that weren't being used.

Then I punched out (30) pieces of the brown/tan chevron paper (Daddy's Girl) and lightly sanded all the edges. I printed out the numbers onto white cardstock, punched them into circles and adhered them onto the patterned paper bases. 

I made a cute little envelope to keep them in and adhered it using velcro so that the kids can take it off to search for the number and then tuck it back in behind. Once it was finally complete, I showed it to the kids and they LOVED it. Can't wait to get it up on the wall as St. Patricks Day is just around the corner.

Make sure to head over to the Bella Blog and have a look at Allyson's calendar as well as some great layouts and another fabulous SKETCH by Becky Fleck !!!

TFL ..... Tak soon.
j. xo


  1. Jennifer - this is so freakin' adorable.

    1. Awe, thanks Moira .... LOVED making this one !!

  2. This is one of the best ideas I've ever seen for a perpetual calendar! The papers are so fun & will be inspirational every month!

  3. Thank you so much !!! My kids were THRILLED with it and all the Bella collections made it so easy :)))