Friday, November 30, 2012

December Calendar Girls

Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The December unique holidays are:

The hop starts right here at Love 2 Create You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- okay, you get the idea!!!! 

The line-up for December includes:

Lucy ~  Love 2 Create
Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Lynne ~ Her Craftiness
Anita Anita and Bugs 
Edwina ~ Edwina's Creations
Miriam ~ Today I Created
Janet ~ LadyLuvBug
Kimberly ~ KP Kre8tions Bringing Memories to Life

December Holidays

National Tie Month ~ Love 2 Create
Spiritual Literacy Month
  1 Earmuff Day ~ Lorby's World
  5 Bathtub Party Day
  6 St. Nicholas Day ~ Her Craftiness
  7 National Letter Writing Day ~ Anita and Bugs
  8 Hanukkah ~ Her Craftiness
12 Gingerbread House Day ~ Edwina's Creations
14 Monkey Day ~ Today I Create
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day ~ LadyLuvBug
18 Bake Cookies Day ~ Love 2 Create
21 Winter Begins ~ Today I Created
21 Humbug Day ~ LadyLuvBug
21 Crossword Puzzle Day ~ Her Creations
25 Christmas ~ KP Kr8tions Bringing Memories to Life
26 Boxing Day (Canada)
28 Pledge of Allegiance Day ~ KP Kr8tions Bringing Memories to Life
29 Tick Tock Day ~ Lorby's World
30 Bacon Day ~ Lorby's World
31 New Year's Eve ~ Lorby's World

Here are the projects I made.  The first one is for National Tie Month!  I decided to combine National Tie Month with Christmas:

I love these!  I may make more of these and send them out for Christmas this year :)

I used our exclusive Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges to make these cute little cards:

Card:  page 75, E5, Card, < FthrDay > 4 1/2" (Ruby cardstock)
Tie:  page 75, E5, Accent 3, < FthrDay > 4 1/2" (White Daisy cardstock)

Art Philosophy
Belt Buckle:  page 23, A3, Tag, < Square1 > 3/4" (Honey cardstock)

Belt:  black cardstock cut at 3/8" x 3 1/8"

I also used our Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set and stamped "Ho, Ho, Ho" on the shirt using Ruby ink.

For Bake Cookies Day, I made another recipe card for the recipe book I have been working on:

The recipe is for Cutout Christmas Cookies, a recipe I found in Taste Home magazine.

I used our Pear and Partridge paper and our Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, of course!

This is a 9" x 9" layout cut from Olive cardstock.  You probably can't tell from the picture, but I used Olive ink to edge the recipe card, the ornament, and the 9 x 9 layout The following are the cuts I made:

Ornament:  page 79, #9, Shift, 3D Object, < HoHoHo > 7 1/2"
Letters:  various pages 3/4"

Art Philosophy
Tree:  page 52, D2, Shift, < Tree2 > 2 1/2"
Stocking:  page 67, E7, Shift, < Stocking > 2"  
Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Pear and Partridge paper (X7162B)
Perfect Fit - Holidays (B1412)
Ruby cardstock (X5927)
Olive cardstock (1245)
Honey cardstock (X5668)
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Black cardstock (1386)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2170)
Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2137)  

I hope you enjoyed my projects!  Can't wait to read your comments.

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on January 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. So glad you sent an invite. I thought your post was not up. Thank you. I love your recipe card. It is so pretty. I love Christmas cookies and all that pertains to them. The cards with the ties are wonderful. they would make great Father's Day cards. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. Love these! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love, love, love these! Thanks for Sharing!

  4. I want to see your recipe book when you get it finished so far it's adorable. I love the idea for tie day. Now that's using your head. Fun hopping with you today.

  5. COMPLETELY LOVE THE TIE CARD! I must give these a try!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I was surprised to read that the ho ho ho's were a stamp. I thought the paper came that way, amazing job! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  7. What super cards and love your recipe card layout and I must see the finished product!!! It is always truly a pleasure hopping with you my friend!
    Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship

  8. Great projects the advent calendar is awesome and I like the recipe card idea! the paper is really great!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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