Hello friends! How are you dealing with the 2022 year so far? I hope that you have a fantastic start and look forward to a brilliant and crafty future ahead of you! Speaking of starting a New Year, I realized that I needed to start my crafty calendars…which really should’ve been started sooner!🙄 I actually enjoy putting them together, especially the coloring as it’s very relaxing for me.
I’ve had this set of calendar cards along with this stand since this last Spring from Taylored Expressions and of course I’ve waited until recently to get them finished up! I’m glad I did though as I think these will be so fun to look at and chuckle to change out each month:
Tee hee! What got me interested in Taylored Expressions from the start were these adorable and funny Grumpy characters that she has in one of her product lines! (You may have seen a “Grumpy” calendar I’ve made in the past on THIS POST.) She has LOTS of different types of calendars and accessories to choose from, but this is a set that had came out this past year. Check out all of calendar products at Taylored Expressions HERE. I thought this would be a fun way to help motivate me this year for creative inspiration!😁
I’ve taken a white piece of cardstock cut to size my calendar stand that would accommodate the tear-off calendar pad and hold the “snarky cards” in place with the gold clip. I’ve used some TE inks and blender brushes to blend over top of the white piece. I then used the TE Striped Squares stencil to go over it using the same colors and then mounted this piece over a black cardstock layer. (This piece and the changeable cards are held to the stand with the gold clip.)
Here are all of the completed cards in the set that I can change out each month or whenever I want. I’ve used the TE Clipboard Calendar Cards-Snarky for my own personal calendar that I’ve colored up with Copic markers. The frames were colored with coordinating colors that matched up with the rainbow stenciled background for my calendar front. Really enjoyed coloring and giggling while making this set!
I also wanted to show you the back side of this TE Walnut Wood Clipboard Stand so that you can see how I store all of the extra cards on my calendar when I need to change one out. You can choose to add a package of the TE Calendar Storage Sleeves with the stand if you get one, but I thought this whole system was a nice and sturdy option of creating a calendar that you can personalize for yourself or for a gift. I ended up creating a calendar last year for Mother’s Day and gave it as a gift. I used the TE Clipboard Calendar Cards-Sweet for that one and did some foiling on them. (Just don’t forget to purchase the next year’s tear-off calendars to replenish the recipient for next year!)
And I also wanted another calendar for my computer area which also brings a smile to me each month! I bought a calendar set last year from Inky Stamper and really enjoyed flipping the cute characters each month as the year went on. Happily, she came out with another new calendar set for this year and I happily purchased it BEFORE it ran out! (So sadly, it sold out quickly!)
With these calendar kits, the stand, the monthly calendar cards as well as all of the pattern paper strips, stamped and die cut characters and sentiment strips ALL come with this kit! I think it’s a pretty good bargain for all that was included with it. Of course you have to color and put together each card…but THAT’S what the fun is about!
And here’s a look at the entire set of calendar cards that I colored and put together. There were instructions for each card along with the Copic markers used in the examples. For some of the cards, I already owned the stamp set, so I added a few extra details to some of them and I also added a few of my Inky Stamper Gems and Sequins mixes to some of them. Square dots and a strip of gold enamel dots were also included to decorate with.
So I had an awesome time putting this one together as well! I look forward to seeing these every single month throughout the entire year!
Since I had a couple of left over Taylored Expressions 2022 Tear-Off calendars, I thought it would be fun to just create a “calendar card stand” for crafters and give them out to whoever wants one!
EDITED UPDATE: All of the calendars have been claimed! Sorry if you’re looking to get one as I have no more left. Hope everyone enjoys their calendar all crafty year!
So I had 5 of these calendars left over and I knew I wasn’t going to use them, but of course I didn’t want to just throw them out either! So I took the TE Big Grumpy Bear and the TE Big Grumpy Cat sets to help motivate a fellow craft friend throughout the year! TEE HEE! I’ve made a rainbow colored background for these by taking the TE Art From the Heart background stamp and stamping it with black over a white piece of cardstock. I used some TE ink and blender brushes to blend in the rainbow colors. I stamped an extra background image to color in some of the images and fussy cut them out for accents.
I attached the “Grumpies” over the background and layered the calendar with a black layered piece behind it to go over top of the “Grumpies” with their “feet” underneath so you can see them. I then added the fussy cut out images that I colored in a corner of each one.
I made a “stand” for this by creating a valley fold piece to attach in between the top folding A2 black card base. This will make for a permanent stand to display your calendar through the year! (And hopefully motivate someone’s crafty process through the year too!❤) I receive so much inspiration from many of you crafty friends, so it would be nice if I could possibly reciprocate that in some way!
Check out each one of these calendars I’ve made below in detail! Just click on the photos to enlarge them if you’re on my website:
So now that we’ve got the year started and in place, let’s hope for a really creative and productive one ahead!
I have some more craft projects that I’ve been working on as well as a really BIG craft project that I’m taking on for the love and excitement of it all! I look forward to sharing with you soon!
Thanks for stopping in and I wish you a happy, healthy and productive rest of your week!
- Sweet Stampin’ – NEW (stamped New Year calendars with new products!)
- Critter Crazy – Anything Goes + critter
- Creative Inspirations – Anything Goes
- River of Creativity – Anything Goes
- Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Anything Goes using paper
- CRAFT – New (New Year calendars with new products!)
- Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
- Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring
30 thoughts on “Creating Calendars…Do You Need One?”
Totally FUN calendars. Those Grumpies are a smile a month 🙂 — well done~
Vicki, I love, love, LOVE all those grumpy critters! What a fantastic idea to use them on a crafty calendar. I’ve never bothered to make my own calendar (I just print them from my computer each year) but you’ve inspired me and I’m going to see what I can do for this year. Thanks for the boost in the butt. 😀
Awesome work on all of these fabulous 2022 calendars!! I am such a fan of the Grumpies!! They truly tickle my funny bone. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us all, Vicki!!
Absolutely brilliant Vicki,you just have to smile when you see these fun characters
The two “Grumpy Kitties” have been spoken for already! There are a couple of “Grumpy Bears” left
UPDATE: There is only ONE left and it’s the “Grumpy Bear with Glue Bottle” if anyone would like it! Thank you friends!
UPDATE: All calendars have been claimed! Thanks for stopping by friends and I hope the calendars are enjoyed all year long!
I’d love the Grumpy Bears one. Love the marker one especially.
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These are absolutely adorable and I hope you are able to re-home all five of them! TE sure has some cute stamps!
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You’ve done such a great job with these fun and comical calendar pages! I love them all! I like the clever little stand with the pouch on the back to store the toppers too – each calendar is just fun and fabulous and I’m glad you put them all together! I always make small calendars for my friends but this year I just couldn’t push myself to get going with them. You kicked off 2022 with 12 fun months to chuckle with as the year unfolds. Wishing a good one for you and your family with good health, good times and lots of fun! Hugzz
Oh,WOW, what wonderful and oh so funny calendars Vicki. I love the the quotes and still giggling with the permanently exhausted pigeon,,so clever, so funny and love your designs, then the cuteness with the others are just adorable and love the penguins eyebrows..all are just wonderful..
You have been busy and what a fun and colourful display, lovely to see you at River of Creativity, thanks so much.
Such a fabulous calendar. I love the sentiments and design. Thank you for sharing at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Thanks for the smiles in this fun and happy post. Fabulous, fun and unique calendars, all of them and it sure did look like a lot of fun making them Vicki x.
One of the most important things on our walls/desks is a Calendar and yours are terrific. Thank you very much for adding them to the flow at River of Creativity xx
Gorgeous calendars with those fun grumpy critters!
Fabulous calendars Vicki and love all the grumpy critters and snarky sentiments.Love all the die-cut characters too
Aww! These cute, sassy critters are all kinds of awesome. What a delightful way to inject extra smiles into each month of the year.
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Your grumpy critters calendars are so fun and beautifully colored Vicki!
oh these are super cute!
love that with bunny and cat!
These are so stinkin’ adorable!!! I love the Grumpies – they make me smile out loud! This is the first year since about 1999 that I have NOT made or received a handmade calendar – not sure what happened! Anyway, thanks so much for the Saturday morning smiles!!! Have a great weekend, my friend!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT
Beautiful designs, love those goreous calendars and colours. Have a lovely Sunday. xx
These cards are so fun, Vicki, I love multi-colored images and your calendar card is very encouraging. Great inspiration, Vicki.
Oh, this is so sweet Thanks for entering your card at Penny’s Paper crafty challenge
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Awesome make and nice colours
Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!
Hugs and please come back soon!
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Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny’s Challenges.
So fun! They were great projects for sure, my friend! Hugz
Oh what fun – and I bet they were fun to sit and color. I didn’t get any made this year but always thinking about next year. The calendar holder is really awesome – I think hubby could make something like this. So glad you shared this awesome project with us.
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