Thursday, July 28, 2016

August Calendar Page

Hello! I hope you are having a great week! We've been busy with camp this week, but I had time to get my calendar page done for next month! I started with this sketch from Stick it Down:

This was another sketch that was a little outside my normal style, but I had fun playing with inks, stamps and banners! I started by splattering pink and turquoise inks on my background. I glued down some twine for my banners. I then stamped and fussy cut and punched the banner pieces from several pieces of patterned paper. The majority of the paper used on this layout was from a 6x6 pad, which worked out perfectly. To attach the banners, I used a combination of regular adhesive and foam adhesive to add dimension. I used my Cricut to cut the word "August" and stamped "awesome." For the journaling, I printed on white cardstock and then went over all of it with Twisted Citron Distress Stain. I love the variation in color that gave to the background!  I finished the page off by embellishing with some fussy cut circles, button and chipboard and a few stamped stars.

I was also inspired by the Pinspire me challenge at Paper Issues. This was the inspiration board:

I love the colors and I also even brought in the watermelon!

Cardstock- Bazzill, Michaels
Patterned Paper- Bo Bunny, October Afternoon
Twine- Pink Paislee
Ink- Ranger, Stampin Up, Heidi Swapp, We R Memory Keepers
Stamps- Unity Stamp Company, Hero Arts, KI Memories, October Afternoon
Buttons and Chipboard- Bo Bunny
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Cricut Classic Font
Font- Bell MT
Punch- American Crafts


  1. Very fun 2 pager and great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down.

  2. Lovely 2 pager. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  3. Love the colours and mediums you used. It's a great layout. Nice that it also worked for your August calendar page. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.