Whimsical Wednesday Design Team Post - "2011-2012 School Calendar"

Edit: This project was featured in the August 16, 2011 edition of the Cricut Chirp!

Time for another Whimsical Wednesday's Challenge! This week is Challenge #18 - Back to School. I chose this week's theme and we've decided to do something a little different. Instead of creating cards and scrapbook layouts this week, we're creating back to school projects in honor of all the teachers, students and office staff heading back to the classroom over the next few weeks. For my project, I created a 2011-2012 School Calendar! This is a 8.5"x11" calendar book that I created. I recently purchased a binding machine and I have been obsessed with creating books.


The sun, clouds and schoolhouse are cut from the Cricut Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge...


...the bus is cut from the My Community cartridge...



...and the font is cut from the Kate's ABCs cartridge using the shadow feature. 


The inside covers of the book are lined with an awesome chalkboard print paper from Momenta's All Through the Year paper stack. 


The calendar pages were printed from templates I found online. 




Finally, the back cover features the same polka-dot printed paper from the front cover. 


Please stop by and check out all the other wonderful Back to School projects that the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team members have created and be sure to link your projects up as well!

Products used: 
Cricut cartridges: Pop-Up Neighborhood, My Community and Kate's ABCs
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Paper: Momenta - All Through the Year, Recollections designer paper and Recollections cardstock 

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24 comments:

Sheila said...

What an awesome project! I love how everything you do comes together and looks just great! Wish I had that skill. LOL

Sheila
http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

August 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM
CraftyShell said...

Love the calender, its so fun. And what a handy thing to have.

August 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM
Pookie said...

Very nice, and functional. :-)

pookie

August 10, 2011 at 3:29 PM
Jovan said...

I love this calendar! The cover is just the best.

August 10, 2011 at 3:35 PM
The Archiving Angel said...

Simply fantastic!
This will definitely come in handy all year long. The gift that keeps on giving...Love how you decked it all out.
It is so cute!
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

August 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM
Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This turned out Wonderfully :-)

August 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM
joni said...

What a great idea! This is so adorable! Love it and could really use it...even though my kids are in college! TFS
hugs,
joni

August 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Marcie said...

how cute!!! u did a great job.

August 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM
Cindy said...

Hi Faith,FANTASTIC job with your AWESOME School Calendar!And great challenge to,I LOVE all the cuts and colors!AMAZING job as always!Have a super week!:)

August 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM
Stephanie said...

What a great project. The cover you have created is so bright and cheery. Love all the details. That chalk board paper is so much fun. Great job with the challenge!

August 11, 2011 at 9:30 AM
GiGi said...

What an awesome book! I love the school calender idea! I SO need to make one of these! :)

August 11, 2011 at 9:58 AM
shelly said...

fab calendar faith. love the chalkboard paper. thanks for choosing the fun challenge :)

August 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
In Love with a Bug said...

Great challenge idea! Your calendar is such a wonderful and thoughtful project. The cuts are fun and I like the simple colors you chose. Melanie

August 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM
Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Wow that looks so perfectly made. Love it. Love the bus cut. I know what you mean about book binding obsession, I love my new binder too!

August 13, 2011 at 7:34 AM
L.B. said...

Love this and what a fun way to use the binding machine...I so need to get one.

August 13, 2011 at 9:56 AM
Mrs. Green said...

This is really great! Saw it on the Circle Blog.

August 13, 2011 at 4:33 PM
*Star said...

What a great project! I love how bright and fun the cover is. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

August 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM
My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is such a fun and creative project! All the pages are beautifully done! I really need to get a binding machine!

August 14, 2011 at 7:31 PM
brenda said...

That is a great calender. Thanks for sharing.

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