Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Hey, crafty friends! It’s Taylor here! Can you believe it’s officially MARCH!? Where is this year going? Hopefully you’ve been keeping track of the days with one of our handy calendars by your side! We know many of you like to get an early start on your calendar projects and gifts for next year so every March we release our calendar products with dates for the following year.
Plus, we always like to sprinkle in a few new products and I’m super excited about what we have to share today! Our Perpetual Occasions Calendar is the “new kid on the block” in this year’s calendar offerings! I don’t know about you, but I’m so need this in my life! Keep track of all of the important occasions in one calendar that can stand on your desktop, transfer to your purse, or hang in a stand as a pretty piece of decor! Learn all about the new calendar and the fun new stencils you can use to decorate it in our special Craft-Along class offer!
When you purchase the Perpetual Occasions Calendar Craft-Along Class Collection for $39 (Perpetual Occasions Calendar, Floral Vines Layering Stencil set, and Calendar Coil) through Sunday, March 6th, you will get a FREE exclusive video craft along class with Taylor!
This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away your own custom perpetual calendar at your own pace! Watch the video as often as you like and learn some new crafty tips and tricks!
Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class video on YouTube.
Although Taylor will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.), you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!
Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, March 6th, or while supplies last. After the promotion has ended, the class will become available to purchase.
Click below to visit the new 2023 calendar release products in the TE webstore and then keep scrolling for all of the inspiration!
Today’s video is from Heather Nichols and she is sharing this beautiful desktop calendar and matching card set that she created with a few of the new 2023 calendar products. Watch the video below:
In the video, Heather shares the new Clipboard Calendar Cards – In the Word set. She foiled the printed cards with Silver Deco Foil using a Minc machine (a heat laminator works to foil as well) and colored the floral images on the cards using Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, and Gamsol to blend the colored pencil. The panel for the desktop calendar has a background stamped with the Diagonal Diamonds Background stamp and features a Calendar Card at the top and a 2023 Mini Tear-Off Calendar at the bottom that is adhered to layers of cardstock cut out with the new Mini Tear-Off Calendar Stacklets die collection. Heather also shares how she created a set of cards using a few of the Calendar Cards from the Clipboard Calendar Cards – In the Word set.
The Walnut Wood Clipboard Stand is the base for the desktop calendar and you simply clip the calendar panel to the stand using the clip at the top. Heather chose one Calendar Card to display year round, but you could use magnets, velcro, or the clip at the top of the stand to swap out cards throughout the year too. Each month, the calendar can be changed by simply tearing off the page from the previous month!
While the Calendar Cards were designed for our calendar collection at TE, you can use them to create cards as well! Heather added the cards to backgrounds stamped with the Diagonal Diamonds Background stamp and she framed the design using the largest frame from the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate die.
The desktop calendar and a matching set of cards would make a great gift idea!
Check out the list below for the supplies that Heather used on this project:
Here’s a closer look at the new 2023 calendar products along with inspiration from the TE Creative Team:
Our Perpetual Occasions Calendar is great for keeping track of birthdays, anniversaries and all the special occasions in life! The panels are designed with room in the margin for you to stencil and decorate, and are conveniently sized to fit in a purse or display on our Mini Slim Storage Stand (sold separately). Make one calendar to keep yourself organized and create others to give as fun, personalized gifts!
Customize your Perpetual Occasions Calendar using the new Floral Vines Layering Stencils set. Mix and match the stencils to create the prettiest blooms on the border of the calendar pages. Choose a vine stencil layer, add the flowers of your choice, and finish it off with polka dot details. There are so many possibilities when you change up the stencil combinations and colors that you create with! The Floral Vines Layering Stencils set isn’t just for calendars. The various blooms will be beautiful on cards, tags, and more too!
Our Calendar Coil makes it easy to turn your Perpetual Occasions Calendar (sold separately) into a convenient accessory for your purse or flip-top display for your desk. The white metal wire coil is 1/2″ in diameter and holds 14 pieces of 100 lb. premium cardstock – enough for each of the 12 months in your calendar plus two extra for a front and back cover, if you desire! Simply affix the calendar panels to the cardstock pieces with tape or the adhesive of your choice to make a crafty perpetual calendar everyone will love!
Jen Shults is sharing a sampling of pages that she created using the Perpetual Occasions Calendar and Floral Vines Layering Stencils set. I love the shading details that she added to the stenciled flowers and greenery using Copic markers! Jen added the names of the special people in her life onto her calendar pages on their birthdays so she can easily make card making plans for each month to celebrate. Use the Perpetual Occasions Calendar to mark birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events in your life!
Melody Rupple stenciled all of the pages of her Perpetual Occasions Calendar using the Floral Vines Layering Stencils set. Check out all of the different variations and looks that she created by changing out the colors and flower/vine combinations! Use pastel ink tones for springtime colors, brighter ink colors for the summer, and deeper jewel tone ink colors for autumn and winter months.
Jill Hawkins used the Floral Vines Layering Stencils set to create this cheerful Mini Slim card. Jill used the stencils to add a colorful floral border on the card background. Use Bitty Blender Brushes and/or something to mask the stencil openings to better control where your color goes when you stencil detailed designs. The background is cut out with a Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets die, layered onto a Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets die cut, and added to a Mini Slim card base. The sentiment put together with the Building Blocks – Be Bright stamp is embossed in white on Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Building Blocks die.
Kavya created an all over background design with the Floral Vines Layering Stencils set to create this Mother’s Day card. The stencil designs are added in a diagonal line pattern and then Kavya went back and filled in the open spaces with additional single flowers from the stencils. I love all of Kavya’s white gel pen details, including highlights on the flowers and the polka dot patterns in the background. The sentiment is put together with the ‘sending love’ sentiment from the Love & Hugs stamp set and the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ sentiment from the Mini Strips – You’re the Best stamp.
The Mini Tear-Off Calendars are one of the most popular products that we offer at TE! The calendars are printed on a 20 lb. paper and backed with chipboard for sturdiness. These little calendars measure 2 1/4″ x 3″ and come in a pack of 10. They are perfect for adding to all sorts of surfaces to create unique calendar gifts!
How fun are these rainbow inspired mini calendars created by Emily Mydlowski?! Emily created the colorful backgrounds using the Easy Strips dies (1/8″, 1/4″, and 1/2″). The 2023 Mini Tear-Off Calendars are added to the backgrounds on layers of cardstock cut out with the Mini Tear-Off Calendar Stacklets dies and the smallest die cut from that die collection is the perfect landing spot for the cute images that Emily added from the Bitty Borders stamp set (+ coordinating dies).
Display your days in style using the Clipboard Calendar Card packs! Available in the Sweet, Snarky, and new In His Word set that you see in the photo above, you get 12 pre-printed 3.5″ x 2 3/8″ cards printed on heavyweight white cardstock. You can foil the toner based images and color them with Copic markers, colored pencils, and more. Pair the cards with our Mini Tear-off Calendar on the Walnut Wood Clipboard Stand and you can use them to create cards too!
Noriko Fairchild used one of the Clipboard Calendar Cards – In his Word cards to create this inspirational card. She foiled just the sentiment on the card with Gold Deco Foil, colored the flower on the card with Copic markers, and trimmed off the border. She added Calendar Card to a card featuring a striped background created with the Easy Strips – 1/2″ die cut from different purple cardstock colors (Lavender Glaze, Plum Punch, and Jelly Donut) and framed it with a Flourishing Frame Cutting Plate die cut.
Take the calendars you make to the next level with Foil It – Group Text panels! These toner printed panels work beautifully to top with the foil of your choice and run through your foiling machine. Use the coordinating Group Text die to cut out the months of the year to add gorgeous shimmery details to your calendar pages.
Finally for today, you’ll love the font refresh on a few of our calendar crafting favorites:
Desk calendars are a perfect addition to dress up your desk space and they are even more special when they are handmade! The Mini Desk Calendar is designed to sit perfectly into the Walnut Wood Calendar Stand and coordinates with the In Season die collection.
Next up is the 5×7 Calendar. This size is the perfect template to display your creativity and enjoy it throughout the year! Stamp, stencil, paint, glitter, etc. in the white space at the top of each calendar page. The set includes 12 individual 5″ x 7″ sheets printed on 100 lb. Sugar Cube cardstock. Hang the calendar pages with the Walnut Wood Hanger Frame or insert into a 5″ x 7″ frame to display it!
Our 5×8 Dated Box Calendar provides you with a perfect base for creating custom calendars for the new year! The pages are designed with plenty of room at the top to stencil, stamp, and decorate, making these calendars easy to customize for yourself or give as gifts. The set includes 12 individual 5″ x 8″ sheets printed on 100 lb. Sugar Cube cardstock (the month is conveniently printed on the back of each page for reference before adding the labels on the front). Hang the calendar pages with the Walnut Wood Hanger Frame or trim an inch off the top to fit into a 5″ x 7″ frame.
Join me live for “T Time” at 10AM Central today on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. I’ll be sharing a closer look at the new 2023 calendar products! We hope to see you there – come join in the fun! (Don’t worry, if you miss the live you can always watch the saved broadcast afterward!)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure you check out the rest of the TE Creative Team projects using the new calendar products that we are releasing today – click their faces below to hop to their blogs! Stop by the TE blog again soon for more crafty inspiration!