A Mini Calendar Gift

I often find myself needing to put my crafting supplies to use to justify this $$$$ hobby. Whenever possible! I mean, it's a good thing, win-win for me because I prefer giving something that I created with my hands. And my recipients often think it's "so cool" that I made it myself, and then the "wow,  you're so dorky..." conversation ensues, butttttt we'll save that story for another day!

I created a tiny desktop calendar for my friend. The calendar was printed on white cardstock. I stamped the doily images from an older October Afternoon stamp set. I believe it's from the Thrift Shop line.

The letter P is from Hero Arts Fancy Letters. Very pretty. 

I used this gorgeous antique doily die to bind the case. 

antique doily 

Isn't she gorgeous? I love all the details and best of all, the die produces a nice clean cut (not always the case with intricate dies)!

Remember, you get 20% off your entire purchase at Lifestyle Crafts using my promo code SUGAR. Plus, I get a little bit of commission. Thanks. :)

See you tomorrow for the Paper Smooches blog hop! 


  1. Great calendar gift! Love the way you wrapped it up! :)

  2. So pretty, Kryssi!

  3. sold me on that sweet doily...now I just gotta wait until they get it back in stock...your project is SUE-PAH adorable.

  4. oh man, now i want the doily too! adorable!

  5. OH MY! OH MY! Kryssi---this is a gorgeous calendar! I LOVE the colors and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of binding it with a doily! BEAUTIFUL!