December 28, 2009

Rolling in an Epic 2010!

Grab your Epic or Revolution and all of your favorite QuicKutz shapes! You still have time to make a great keepsake for yourself or a gift for your loved ones. This calendar is simple and sure to bring smiles to the faces of friends and family throughout the year!

Each month starts with a simple sketch that is rotated or shifted and then embellished with great shapes from your QuicKutz collection of dies! On my example, I used Pink Paislee’s Amber Road collection of paper and a Boxer 8” x 8” calendar. I used the Calendar Die Set from last year for the month headers, but if you have the newest set from the Black Friday release—use that instead!

I used stamps for the days-of-the-week headers and my trusty journal pen to write in the numeric days. (You can use dies, Boxer sticker sheets, or stamps for the details instead of handwriting, but if you’re giving this as a gift, remember that your handwriting is significant to your loved ones!)

Each month features a journal block that was cut from the Sugarplum Page Insert die (CC-SHAPE-065-1) from the Santa’s Workshop Gift Set. You can use the journal block to write in birthdays or anniversaries for that month, journal about the pictures on the page, or write an inspirational quote for each month.

You may recognize some of the fun shapes I used throughout the year! It’s no problem if you don’t have the same dies—just use your favorites from your stash or head over to your local QuicKutz Retailer to see what they have in stock.

Dies used
January: Sophisticate Gift Set, 2” x 2” Fleur de Lis
February: 2” x 2” Cupid, Heart from Military Die Set
March: Patterned paper, cut-out blossoms/foam dots
April: Bird and house Pop-up Set
May: Tulips Pop-up
June: 2” x 2” Butterfly
July: Hawaiian Flower & Seashell- “Relax” Spring Gift Set
August: Bottle Cap Die Set, Prima Paper Flower
September: Heritage Die Set
October: 4” x 4” Cat- Fall 2009, Dots Border Die
November: 4” x 4” Pumpkin Die- Fall 2009
December: Gingerbread Men- “Jolly” Holiday Gift Set, 2” x 2” Holly & Berries- Santa’s Workshop Gift Set, Scalloped Border Die