Calendar for 2021

As we turn the page to the new year, I want to share the calendars created as gifts for colleagues and friends this Christmas. I used Stampin’ Up! products as well as Concord & 9th, Simon Says Stamp, PinkFresh Studios and The Greetery. Let’s take a look…

Concord & 9th 2021 Calendar Cards Michelle Gleeson Monthly Calendar Ideas

The calendars are from Concord & 9th. While they are printed on heavy card stock with a nice smooth finish, they were smaller this year than last year. I wanted them a bit larger so each month was mounted on a Stampin Up card stock 4″ x 5 3/4″. 

I did purchase the Concord & 9th month dies and I used them on the calendar set above however it was a lot of work to cut multiples of each month and layer them so I opted to stamp the month. The month stamp set is from an old Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumkin kit. I love the font.

Pink Fresh Studios Layered Snowflakes
PinkFresh Studios Layered Snowflakes
Neat & Tangled Love & Hugs
Neat & Tangled Love & Hugs
Stampin Up Free as a Bird
Stampin Up Free as a Bird
Stampin Up Watercolor Wings
Stampin Up Watercolor Wings
Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout
Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout
Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Thinlits Die Ali Edwards Story by the Momth stamp
Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Thinlits Die, Ali Edwards Story by the Momth stamp
The Greetery Pinwheel Stencils
The Greetery Pinwheel Stencils
Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers Dies
Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers Dies
The Greetery BontiCuts Mighty Oak Die
The Greetery BontiCuts Mighty Oak Die
The Greetery Cozy Cup Stamp & Die set
The Greetery Cozy Cup Stamp & Die set
Simon Says Stamp Thanks & Leaves
Simon Says Stamp Thanks & Leaves
The Greetery BotaniCuts Pine Bough
The Greetery BotaniCuts Pine Bough

Creating these calendars is a labor of love. All ink, paper and embellishments are from Stampin Up. I am going to try to create my own calendar template so I can work on these throughout the year rather than push to get them all done in the middle of the holiday season.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this project and perhaps you will join me in creating calendars throughout the year for 2022.

Happy New Year!

Michelle

Healing Hugs

A colleague had surgery the week before Christmas. I wanted to send her a card to make her smile. This bright and cheery card did the trick but may have been the painkillers keeping a smile on her face.

The stamp set is Healing Hugs from Simon Says Stamp. Over Black Friday weekend I ordered the die and I am so glad I did.

I used Copic Markers to color the flowers. The centers of the daisies were also accented with Crystal Effects for some shine and texture.

The card base is Daffodil Delight and then layered with retired Pumpkin Pie DSP. A bit of sunshine in the middle of winter.

I hope you are enjoying your long holiday weekend.

Stay safe and healthy.

Michelle

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. I will be back to blogging soon and will catch you up on the big hiatus from crafting and blogging.

May your day be filled with peace and wonder.

Cheers, Michelle

 

Thankful Birthday Blowout

Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves Turnabout Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout Masculine Birthday Cards Michelle Gleeson

Today’s project was created for my brother who celebrates his birthday today. 

The card is 7″ x 4 1/4″ something between a slimline and standard A2 card. Since I still have my SU Envelope Punch Board I can create an envelope for almost any size card!

Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves Turnabout Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout Masculine Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson

The colors used are true Fall colors highlighting the Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves Turnabout stamp set. Love this set for fall. The card base is retired Baked Brown Sugar (I love this color and am so glad I bought an extra pack before it retired).

The leaves panel is 3″ by 5 3/4″ and it sits on a 3 1/4″ x 6″ panel brushed metallic copper paper. The leaf was die cut with Concord & 9th Autumn Harvest Dies from the same copper card stock. 

Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves Turnabout Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout Masculine Birthday Card inside peek Michelle Gleeson copy

The sentiment on the front and inside of the card is from Birthday Blowout from Poppy Stamps. I love the clean craftsman style font.  A few leaves from the Thankful Leaves Turnabout stamp set frame the inside of the card well and add a splash of color.

The sun kept playing peek-a-boo behind the clouds leaving it difficult to get good photos. I was super happy with the card just not the photography. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle