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2011 A Muse Calendar Project

Thank you for taking a few moments out of what I know are busy days, to read about the 2011 A Muse Calendar Project.  This year, our project is in support of Charley's Fund. I'm *uber* grateful to be part of a company that strives to make a difference in the world, and it's an honor to be able to contribute towards this cause, in memory of beautiful Charley.

Among the variety of calendar styles we're featuring this year, I was most excited by the idea of making a mini calendar.  It may be mini, but I think it packs plenty of warmth and cheerfulness for any desk!  Nature stuff's my favorite, hands-down, so this project features predominantly florals and leaves. It's a good thing I can stamp these, 'cuz I can't keep a REAL plant alive to save my life.  LOL!

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The pages measure about 2 1/8 x 3 1/2" in size and are designed to fit a business card size jewel case.  Even tho the calendar pages are small, they were still a bit large for layering on this particular project.  After some thought, I decided to print the calendar again, but onto inkjet transparency, instead of card stock, so I could overlay them and not totally obstruct all the artwork.  I KNOW!!! I'M BRILLIANT!!! (best Monica voice)

While the transparency sat aside on my desk to dry, I got busy cutting white blanks of card stock to size and choosing a theme.  I decided to go organic, and choose contemporary combinations to give the project some added pop and style.

After finishing all the stamping, it was time to cut the transparency calendars to size and secure them to each page.  I used a Tiny Attacher Tool because it was quick, easy, and those teeny tiny staples are too cute and totally perfect for this pint-size project!

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This size calendar would make such a darling stocking stuffer, and a great gift for any nature lover!

The calendars are now available for sale HERE. You can get the entire collection for a donation of only $15!!!  I hope you'll join us in support of Charley's Fund–they are so fun to make and give, and such a wonderful, not to mention easy, way to donate to a great and worthwhile cause.

Please note: The A Muse Calendars are a download product only. Nothing will be shipped to you. Calendar orders are only processed during regular business hours {monday to friday 8a to 5p}. Once your order has been processed, you will have unlimited access to the file(s) you have purchased.

If you need more deets, here's the full Monty: A Muse 2011 Calendar Project

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Stamps used:
January: Modern Wood Block
February: Marigold Solid, Leaves Trio
March:  Bursting Blooms
April:  Bare Branch with Leaves, Daisy Duet, Mini Flower
May:  Queen Anne's Lace
June:  Gossamer Wings, Wild Rose Branch
July: Jasmine Silhouette
August: Leaf Frond, (berries) Wreath & Berries
September:  Leaf Frond II
October:  Leaf Frond, Flutterby Flock
November:  Bare Branch with Leaves, (berries) Wreath & Berries
December:  Poinsettia Cling

All stamp images by A Muse Artstamps; Fresh Ink by Impress Rubber Stamps; Versamagic Inks by Tsukineko; Inkjet Transparency by Hammermill; Tiny Attacher Tool by (Tim Holtz for) Advantus

19 Comments
  1. OMG!!!These are to DIE for! You did such a fabulous job that I am absolutely going to have to make a set just like it! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    Sooo funny…As soon as I previewed my post I saw that the person just above me said almost the exact same thing! Guess great minds think alike!

  2. JULIE! ACK! This is really just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I love the new blog look – fabulousity at its finest. Have a wonderful week. Mwah and love from Sac-town!

  3. THUD!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooo gonna copy-cat you!!

  4. These are SO beautiful! Love your bright colors! Pretty please with a cherry on top will you take pictures so we can see each month fully? Also, pretty please with a cherry AND sprinkles, will you share tips on how you inked the July Jasmine stamp? With markers? Cubes? How did you get the bit of yellow on the top leaves, between the green and red? You are so talented! I could look at these beautiful creations all day!

  5. Wow, that is truly amazing! What great choices in your colors and images.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Want to put them in my stocking?

  7. Gorgeous calendar! Would be lovely to look at this fabulously colorful calendar very day!

  8. A-mazing Julie!!!! I love your project and can’t wait to get busy stamping my calendars. I love all your bright and beautiful flora and fauna! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kathy

  9. gorgeous and literally brilliant! the use of the transperancy is genius.

    I bought the 2010 calendars from Amuse and never used them. UGH. So, I’m debating whether I’ll have the time to make any calendars. $15 for all of them is a steal.

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