Monday, December 20, 2010

Counting down to Christmas with a menu and coupons!

Hello Everyone,

Chances are you have a friend or co-worker still wondering what to get them? here’s a simple quick idea. Desktop or wall Calendar.

Desktop or wall Calendar 2011



  • Graphic45 Debutante and Christmas past line
  • Want2scrap rhinestones
  • Rub n buff
  • Glue Dots International
  • Iridescent Medium
  • Ranger distress ink
  • Ribbon
  • Pearl Ex
  • Ek Success scallop punch
  • Embellishments
  • Calendar download

How to:
  • Remove the glass from the frame and mix a bit of the iridescent medium with Pearl ex. With a brush cover the mat with your chosen color. I chose a light gold. Let dry 5 min.

  • Use distress ink to edge the mat insert.

  • Cut Graphic45 paper of choice by using the mat as your guide.

  • Print calendar and reduce the size to fit the glass frame. Use distress ink on the printed calendar too. Adhere to the bottom of the paper right under the mat.

  • Cut a strip of coordinating Graphic45 paper using the scallop punch. Distress the edge and adhere to the top of the calendar to cover the cut line.

  • Cut a strip of ribbon and adhere to the top of the scallop strip.

  • Replace glass top and insert into the frame.

Now for decorating the glass portion!

Follow Miss Tracy's directions to make a rosette from yesterday’s post .

  • Add rhinestones from Want2srap to the center of the flowers on the glass.

  • Add flourish rhinestones and add more rhinestones to create visual interest.


I cut the flourish to fit the size I needed and added more rhinestones to match the rose centers.

  • Adhere rosettes with Glue Dots. Adhere embellished tag from Graphic 45 Debutante collection then add buttons.


I ran out of the medium sized buttons so instead I colored a white button with E79 to fit the color scheme I needed.

  • I added another circle to the tag and rhinestones to complete the look.

  • The frame was too shiny for me so I used Rub n Buff to add more of a patina.

Voila you are done!
Here is the final Calendar!



Happy Monday just 5 days away from Christmas are you ready?

Here’s a 4 day menu I plan on doing before Xmas..

  • MONDAY Stroganoff-Style Beef with Broccoli
  • TUESDAY Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole
  • WEDNESDAY Slow-Cooker Flemish Beef Stew
  • THURSDAY  Slow-Cooked Chicken with Sourdough-Mushroom Stuffing
  • Here are your coupons for the week Smile






    Term:  1 Yr 15 Issues

    Cover Price: $47.43

    Consumer pays a total of: $4.69


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    have a great day,


    PS be sure to visit tomorrow as I share another tutorial Smile


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