Saturday, January 2, 2010

Drink Coaster Calendars, versions 3 & 4


You may recall I wanted to make 20 mini desk calendars as teacher gifts for Christmas. My first two are in my December 12th post. I did get those delivered before winter break (before the big snow), but I have not made any more until today.

I don't have a lot of this SU Raspberry Tart paper, and I calculate that I could make 6 more calendars (total; 3 of each version shown above). I was brain dead, design-wise. With the help of my sweet friend, Tracy, this is what she and I came up with. It is a lot of fussy cutting, but I like 'em! Do you see that fun shape behind the fussy cut stamped flowers on the left? That is the SU ornament punch (upside down). That was one of Tracy's ideas! Fab friend, isn't she?

My finger tips are sore trying to put in the jump rings. I have learned that I have no talent for using pliers :) I am determined to get all 6 of these completed today. That will make 8 finished, 12 to go...

13 comments:

Linda64 said...

Great teachers gift. Teachers in USA is more fortunate than Norwegian teachers. We don't give the x-mas gift...
I have something for you in my blog.

Hugs

Chris said...

Well I admire your determination to make all those calendars June, I'd have run away screaming from that :D but they are absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure the teachers will love them. Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you and your family a very happy new year. Hugs, Chris

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

oh man, these are TOO cute! i love em :D so cute... although gurl, more power too ya, that's way too much fussy cutting for me to ever make more than like oh two of hehe! but they are so great! :)

LaurieF said...

What a fantastic teacher gift June! Love that dp, the colors and the extra details you added.

Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, aren't you a little Energizer bunny! Pretty gifts AND practical.

I cannot do jump rings - can never get them to close properly. I think I might try these, but use mini hinges instead.

alienanessa said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Love that paper for SURE!!! =)

Tracy said...

oh june - first of all - they're looking a-dorable. and that you give me any credit..well seriously... it's silly - but i thank you regardless. i have to say those teachers are in for a treat and will probably appreciate them even more when they receive them now than they might've before. so it works out even nicer! your poor fingers tho... not much of a needle nose plier girl here either (perhaps next year we can come up with something bind-it-all-ish? :-))

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are darling and what a fabulous idea! I bet the teachers loved them!!

lauren said...

here is my top tip for painless perfect jumpring installation, every single time: MAKE LHJ DO IT!!!!!!! :) (...no, seriously...)

ok, so i LOVED the first version of this...and if possible...this one's EVEN BETTER... (that tracy IS a genius, isn't she?!) ...those raspberry tart papers are GORGEOUS, and you have outdone yourself with the perfect finishing touches! ♥♥♥

Anjou Krelovich said...

These are so gorgeous and what a great gift! I admire your determination to do 20!

I wanted to thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog this morning. It really made my day! Hugs to you, Anjou

Kristen said...

These are great, and they will be truly appreciated, I am sure. You have really made a work of HEART with these! I like the use of the punch in this way as well!

Helen F. said...

June, these mini calendars are lovely and they absolutely look like a lot of work went into them. Beautiful gift idea!

Rebekah Williams said...

I gasped. It's genius. I love it. Really!!