Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Give a Piece of Yourself for the Holidays 8 comments  
   
   
   
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Featuring the BasicGrey 2009 Calender Kit

Posted by n7zuq

The Holidays are here and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.  This year why not give a piece of yourself?  Making gifts for the Holidays makes them one-of-a-kind and adds a personal touch you don't get with a store bought item.  When you make a gift you are giving more than just a gift, you are giving a part of yourself.  

Now you might be wondering what you can make that will be used and appreciated.  The answer is simple...a calendar makes a wonderful gift.  Here's a gift that is used all year long and seen everyday and is extra special when it's personalized for the receiver.  A homemade calendar lets you share photos of loved ones and pictures of special events and places.  You can further personalize the calendar by notating special days like birthdays and anniversaries in addition to the standard holidays.

Making a homemade calendar may seem like a daunting task, but here's a solution that will make this project fun and easy.  The solution is the 2009 Calendar Kit by BasicGrey.  This kit provides everything you need to a beautiful, handmade calendar.  Just look at all that is included in this kit:

- 14-page 8"x9" spiral calendar with pre-printed month pages and pre-printed background pages for the 8"x8" layout pages
- 66 adhesive chipboard elements
- 55 die cuts
- 60 cardstock stickers
- instructions (including pictures of finished pages for reference)


The only other items you'll need are adhesive, ink, a couple of pens and your personal photos. 

Take a look at the calendar you'll create with this awesome kit.

Cover  
Cover
 
January
January

February
February

March
March

April
April

May
May

June
June

July
July

August
August

September
September

October
October

November
November

December
December

The kit also includes rub-ons for holidays and special days so you can personalize the calendar for the receiver.

Calendar page
Calendar page example

So this year give a gift that will not only be used all year long but is extra special because it's homemade and includes a piece of yourself. 

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About the author ...


Tristann has been a Creative Team Member at A Cherry On Top since March 2004.  She has been published numerous times in magazines and books including Scrapbooks, etc.; Memory Makers; Paper Crafts; Scrapbook Trends; Paper Trends; Cantata Books; Memory Makers Books; Stamping, Stationery & Scrapbooking; Scrapbook Dimensions; Scrapbook & Cards Today; Memories Community; PaperKuts; NanC and Company books; and CorrespondenceArt. She's also served as a featured designer for Bisous, and a guest designer for Dream Street Papers and Adornit Carolee’s Creations. She currently lives in Washington State with her husband, Bryan, and their rescued greyhound.  In addition to being an avid scrapbooker and photographer, Tristann is a full-time Human Resources manager for a travel company.
 

 

Posted by n7zuq



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Reader Comments ...
11/25/08 10:49 pm
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Absolutely adorable and so colorful. Your photos are top notch!

11/20/08 3:18 pm
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Very nice! Great for a Christmas present!

suslvgeo . Colorado
11/20/08 11:58 am
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This is GORGEOUS T!!!!!!!!!!

11/20/08 8:05 am
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Great job!!!

zanettac . Ohio
11/19/08 2:23 pm
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Awesome job!!

11/19/08 9:28 am
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Beautiful-- I want one!!!

bluejeans7 . Kansas
11/18/08 8:36 am
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I want one of these!!!!!

Kara . Howard County, Maryland or Woolford
11/18/08 7:24 am
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Tristann this is beautiful!!!!!

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