Sunday, 21 February 2016

CTC 67 Birthday Bouquet Calendar

Welcome again to another CTC Sunday Blog Hop.  Today we are drawing inspiration from the Birthday Bouquet section of the Occasions catalogue pages 8-15.  Right now, this is my most favourite section in the catalogue.   I know when I opened my catalogue the 1st time, I totally gasped at all the pretty florals & soft colours.

Every year I make a calendar for my desk & this year I chose to use the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP on page 9 of the catalogue. I also wanted to use the Number of Years framelit/stamp bundle on page 10-11.  These all fit into the section we are working with today & I have used lots of the products from this section.

You can't tell from the picture but I have added Wink of Stella to the numbers to match the sparkly Pool Party ribbon.  I just love that ribbon!

I chose the small flowers DSP from the pack & added some Bloomin Heart flowers I had left over from my last project.  I got the little calendars off eBay in packs of 10 but they were a bit plain so I have stamped each month with some of the flower stamps from the Number of Years stamp set. 

I had to make my easel quite big as I was having trouble finding a nice neutral pad to put on the base part of the easel. Why do they only sell the post it notes in yellow or fluoro colours?!  After much searching, I managed to find a cube notepad that would work in a nice white.   I keep my calendar on my desk by my phone & I use the pad for quick messages. 

Here is a side view of the calendar.   Some of you might remember the butterfly basics calendar I did last year, this one is the same basic design but larger.  Instructions on how to make it are on that post. 

Dimensions for this one:

Base: Pool Party card stock 12cm x 24cm,  scored at 6cm & 12cm.
Top: 12 cm x 12cm square Pool Party (corners rounded)
Layers: Blushing Bride cardstock 11cm x 11cm & Birthday Bouquet DSP 10.5 x 10.5cm 
The rest is embellishments of your choice.  See it's super easy! 

I enjoyed making this so much, my stamp club ladies made it this week too.  This would make a lovely Birthday or Mother's day present too don't you think? 

I hope you liked my project today.  To continue the hop please click through to Judy I just know you will enjoy what she's made for us today.  


Have we inspired you to create your own Birthday Bouquet project?  Why not add it to our challenge this month, click below to add your link!

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  1. I do like your calendar Tricia, I love those soft feminine colours too, and the larger easel gives a bigger opportunity to display it.

  2. So beautiful! Love the colours and papers and your extra stamping on each page. You must be very organised to have such a lovely calendar on your desk!

  3. What a lovely calendar to have on your desk, Tricia. I love these colours and papers as well - the colours are so fresh and pretty.. I would buy a whole pack of the small floral print if I could, lol.

  4. oh Tricia, your calendar is divine!! What a great idea!! And the colours and stamping and paper are all so very beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Gorgeous project, Tricia! So many pretty details. Love the extra stamping you have added to the calendar pages & those three cute flowers from the heart die. :)

  6. Wow, it looks so pretty. Can I put in an order for one for next year!!

  7. I love your calendar and all its soft colours. that ribbon is just perfect.