Friday, January 18, 2013

Please Welcome Scor-Pal Guest Designer Melissa Craig

Please welcome our current guest designer Melissa Craig.
Today Melissa has a fun calendar project to get the ideas flowing.

Good Morning!  
I hope you're having a great start to 2013.  I know I am, I've been playing, relaxing and reading.  I really enjoy my Kindle Fire.

Here's something else I've been enjoying... playing with my Scor-Pal and products.  I have been lucky to land a guest design spot!  I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about this.  But I'm a bit intimidated, too.  How am I going to come up with great projects to share with you?  Well, I'll do my best.

I started here....

I went calendar crazy with the start of the New Year!  I'm sorry that picture isn't so pretty, but wait til I show you the calendars individually.

This was the first one I did.  Now I found a You Tube video by Caroline Buchtine (here).  Now what she created were great, but I felt it needed a bit more stability. So here's what I did.  I started with a base piece of card stock that measures 7 x 9 1/2.  Then on the Scor-Pal, score at 1, 4 1/2, 8 1/2 and 9 inches.  Fold at your score lines, all mountain folds.  The 1/2 part will be a valley fold.  Then apply Scor-Tape along that edge and adhere to close up the tent.  I hope that makes sense.  And then decorate.

I then took it further.  This calendar measures 5 1/2 inch square.

And then one more.  This one measures 4 1/2 inch square.  I feature MFT stamp set Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn, Die-Namics Mini Royal Roses, Die-Namics Fishtail Banners and the dies that came with the new Genius Ultimate Platform.  

I do hope you enjoy my calendars and try making one for yourself.
Calendar pages from Pinecone Press.


Judy Webb said...

Loved the card Melissa. Received Scor-Pal for Christmas, looking forward to all the projects.

Doris said...

Nice project to begin the new year.
Thank you Melissa and Scor-pal!

Hoppy said...

Great calendar ideas, Thanks!

Konni said...

I look forward to some day having the time to create a calendar half as lovely as these examples!

butterfly843 said...

Love these calendars!

Ravengirl said...

Great idea and beautiful caledars!

Melissa Craig said...

Hi everyone, thank you for the lovely comments.

I was contacted by Scor-Pal follower Sherry who said that she was having difficulty with the green calendar. I re-read the post and I have a typo. The proper score lines are 1", 4 1/2", 8" and 9" - this will give you the 1/2" flap needed to close up the tent.

My apologies. I really should've proofread better.

Dandi93 said...

The scor-pal pinterest board was inspiration today at splitcoaststampers. I chose your calendar as my inspiration and thought I would come on by to say thank you. I love making these types of projects and I actually needed another small calendar on my desk, so the timing was perfect.