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Calendar dry erase board

Every January my monthly stamp club looks forward to making their calendar for the year.  I purchase the 2-1/4 x 3 calendars from an online store and each year I set out to make something different than the years prior.  I have been fortunate to have this particular club for seven years now so coming up with something different has become somewhat of a challenge.  Thanks to the latest online craze - Pinterest - I found a project that sparked an idea...a dry erase board using a picture frame.  Brilliant! 

Here is what we did:

Calendar dry erase frame
I found this picture frame at the dollar store that measured about 10x10.  It had three sections where pictures would normally go.  Instead, I filled one section with a stamped image from the From the Heart stamp set that says, "The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time".  How appropriate for my calendar!  The other section is where I placed the calendar. It wasn't a perfect fit so I added some Beau Chateau designer paper (retired) on the back.  And finally, the 4 x 6 section is where I added some lined paper (also from the retired Beau Chateau dsp).  I stamped a simple flower from the Everything Eleanor stamp set in pink pirouette for some color.   Before putting the glass back on I stamped the flourish from the same set in soft suede ink. 

Obviously, the calendar had to go on the outside of the glass so it could be changed each month so I adhered it with Sticky Strip.  It worked perfectly.  Still lacking a bit of color, I made some paper flowers from pink pirouette paper and the  1-3/4" round punch and attached them with glue dots.  So far they are holding up great.  The leaves were made with wild wasabi paper and the Blossom Petals Builder punch.  To make it a bit more "girly", I will likely add some pearls to the center of the flowers.

My ladies really like the idea.  It was a nice change to what we normally did and it's functional too!  If you have questions, drop me an email.

Thanks for stopping by!

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