Cute Calendar for the New Year

Happy 2010 everyone! I can't believe it's ten years past the big Y2K scare. Do you remember how all the computer networks were supposed to fail? Basically a global meltdown was anticipated. That seems so silly now in hindsight, but I remember staying up that night to see what would happen. Now its 10 years later-wow. 
Anyway I thought I'd share an adorable stocking stuffer idea and very useful gift. I got the idea from my cousin. She does tons of craft fairs and always comes up with or finds some really great ideas. You can visit her blog here. These are desk calendars. They're made to fit into a mini jewel case and can be found here

I started out by selecting my card stock bases for each month and trimming them down to with my paper cutter. They measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". The actual calendar was done in a word processing program.
Here's the breakdown of the colors I used for each month: January-Baja Breeze (retired); February-Pretty In Pink; March-Certainly Celery; April-Barely Banana.
May- Lovely Lilac; June- Summer Sun; July- Pacific Point (retired); August- More Mustard
September- Kiwi Kiss (retired); October- Pumpkin Pie; November- Really Rust; December- Real Red

I used a variety of stamps to decorate the pages. I will list the Stampin' Up! sets below:
Merry & Bright (retired)
Holiday Blitz (HINT: This is a great one as it has a stamp for every major holiday and then some.)
Thoroughly Thankful (retired)

Here's a peek of it opened. When you open the case, you flip the lid back and the case rests on the lid so that it can sit on your desk or counter.

Wouldn't you LOVE to be surprised with this goodie. I whipped out 10 of these in one evening. There are so many possibilities with this project...so have fun!

Perfect Paper: Pretty In Pink {100459}, Certainly Celery {105125}, Barely Banana {102701}, Lovely Lilac {100427}, Summer Sun {103124}, More Mustard {100946}, Pumpkin Pie {105117}, Really Rust {100661}, Real Red {102482}
Sensational Stamps: A Good Egg {114974}, Eastern Blooms {111626}, Holiday Blitz {114982}, Tart & Tangy {111514}, Falling Leaves {115368}, Snow Swirled {111690}
Incredible Inks: Basic Black {101179}, Creamy Caramel {103220}, Real Red {103133}, Pumpkin Pie {105216}, Whisper White Craft, Not Quite Navy {103008}, More Mustard {103162}, Regal Rose {105211}, Elegant Eggplant {105210}, Green Galore {102122}
Timeless Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Snail Adhesive {104332}
Awesome Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers {105541}, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig {101049}

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