Monday 3 January 2011

Go Kreate Calendar Tutorial - With a little bit of blog candy thrown in!

I always make my family a calendar for Christmas!
This years offerings were a little different to my usual beer mat style ones, but they went down really well!

Not only have i put together a little tutorial for these babies but I am also offering some calendar tabs to some lucky commenters!! I have 4 sets of 5 calendar tabs - these will be drawn at random on Thursday Evening s get your comments in before then - only one comment each please!

The calenders were created using some XL frame dies (frilly #1)  from Go Kreate
you need to cut one from patterned card / paper and 2 from basic card stock in the same colour.

score one of the plain frame die cuts width ways

and fold in half

you then need to glue / tape the folded frame to the back of the other plain frame, this makes the base of the calendar and will enable it to be stood on a desk!

You then need to stick the patterned / coloured frame to the front and decorate as your heart desires!!
There are some more piccies of mine below!

Products used:
Patterned papers and card from stash
Go Kreate dies: XL Frames - Frilly #1, Concentrics - Frilly Square #1
Embellishments: K n Co

Don't forget to leave a comment if you fancy some calendar tabs to have a play with!

Lisa x


VPlum said...

You're so clever! It's such a simple idea, but so effective. Love it!

Glen said...

More beautiful creations from you Lisa. Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas. ~Glen~

Jules said...

Great idea, will definitely be making one for my own desk at the very least!

Maureen said...

These are stunning, well done.

Crafty Karen said...

beautiful! i've been doing easel calendars but will definitely be trying out these :-D

Unknown said...

They are wonderful, i love the turquoise, green and peachy coloured one with the flowers, & think they are a great gift idea
Kate xxx

Caroljenks said...

Hi Lisa, Fab calendars!

I've not got any tabs for this year so would love to go in your candy :) .....although I do have loads left from last year ;)

Carol x

Anonymous said...

wow these are gorgeous. would love to be entered into your draw for the calander tabs (been wanting to make some myself but not got round to it yet) xxx

misteejay said...

These are fabulous - great idea for some pretty gifts.

Toni :o)

craftymum said...

Great gift Lisa. I notice you used the big dies. Any tips on how to use it in the Big Shot Pro? The big dies, obviously to big for the ordinary Big Shot. But the Pro doesn't have A Pro size multi purpose platform so I haven't got the depth to use the dies in the Pro.
Any help will be greatly received.
hugs Sarah
p.s. I am also from Wolverhampton, Wednesfield and we both have our card classes on display at Hobbycraft!

Addams said...

They look great, what a great variation on the usual beer mat ones!

Hazeyj said...

Saw your post in Docrafts and just had to nip over and see your calendars - super and so pretty; the turtle is my favourite, I have to confess - beautiful creations, Hazel x

Diane said...

Fab calendars Lisa and would love to have a go at them myself !!

hugs Diane xx

Anonymous said...

wow lisa, these look great! i've never seen the xl dies before but i think i need them now! where is the best place to buy them?

thanks for the tutorial.


patis68 said...

What a smashing idea. I'd love to have the chance to have a go and it would give me the excuse I need to buy some more dies!! Thanks Lisa

Scrappy~Sarah said...

A great idea, they are fabulous

Debbie H said...

These are really pretty!

Unknown said...

FAB!!! i've made the beermat calendars before but these are way better!!
I was lucky & had a cuttlebug for xmas so will have to get some large dies now to try a larger your blog xx

Caroline said...

Your calendars are lovely! you have certainly encouraged me to be brave and have a go. Thanks for sharing.

Stampersue said...

Hi Lisa - this is such a super idea and they are so cute.

Thanks for a great idea.


Lynne said...

i'D LOVE TO MAKE SOME IF i JUST HAD SOME CALENDER TABS!!!!!! (sorry caps lock on!)

JaneH said...

Those are really gorgeous and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

sparklingblackrose said...

Really gorgeous and simple to make-inspiring :-) Thank you for sharing,
Happy New Year!
Best Wishes
Elaine xxx

Karen said...

Really elegant calendars, and will look so pretty on any desk! Thanks for sharing with us, your ideas are amazing! Fingers crossed for the calendar blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [04 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Trisha said...

You have such variety in all these calendars! Well done! I'm not quite sure what a calendar tab is, but I know if you used them to make these, then i definitely Need Some!!

K said...

fab idea! Love that crab, sooooooo cute!

Rosietoes said...

This is a splendid idea Lisa. I made dozens of calendars for craft fairs this year but they were a lot of work and hassle. This is sublimely simple and yet so effective.
I have only just got a set of Go Kreate XXL dies and I just had to try it out to make my daughter a calender for work. Fandabbydozey!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Edna x