Friday, February 19, 2016

Desk Calender Cum Album

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hi all...

Flowers always make people feel better, happier and more helpful. They are sunshine,food and medicine for all souls. Its from my childhood that I always got fafscinated to Sunflowers. Their fresh colors, tall high  attitude has always inspired me a lot. 

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadow. That's what Sunflowers do...!!

Its a beautiful quote by Hellen Keller, that I always loved.

If I were a flower.....I would be a sunflower. 
To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness,
Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds. 

Isn't it what we all should be like??
Off course YES !!
I am always in love with Flowers.....spcly Sunflowers. 

Today I will be sharing 3 projects that I created for initial submission of Heartfelt Creation Dt application form. I am happy that I was able to give my best and achieved the results what actually I expected before starting the projects. Since the projects have lots of details, I have made three separate posts on my blog. As I said I always get inspired by sunflowers,the first project I created is with sunflowers only. I feel they are lucky for me always. 


The calender has 12 pages. Each page has calender on one side and flip flod and belly band albums to hold pictures of various sizes on other side. Pls refer to the close-ups to study the details. 

Suplies from Heartfelt Creations used :-

Other supplies used :- 
Die- cutting machine, glue dots, glue, fussy cutting scissors , Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, blending tool and blending foam, trimmer, score board, magnets, tacky tape, stickles, clear rock 
candy glitter, clear diamond dust , acetate sheet, black card stock, black chip board, double sided adhesive sheet. 


Flowers and Leaves : 

The flower image is stamped using Plum Archival inks with HFCClassic Sunflower Cling Stamp and then alligned with its co ordinating die HFC Classic Sunflower Die and cut through die cutting machine. The leaves are stamped from two sets of stamps, HFC Open Leaf Stamp and HFC Classic Leaf Stamp with Fern Green Archival ink and then cut through die cutting machine using HFC Classic Leaf die. since we have to mist the die-cuts with water, the stamped inks has to be permanant. For me Archivals work best. Color the flower petals with Harvest and shade a little with plum archival on edges. Color leaves with Color Box lime Pastel and Color box Guocomole on edges. For flower construction follow the video by Emma Lou Beechy HERE. Once the flowers and leaves are ready just dust them with clear rock candy glitter and clear diamond dust using glossy accent. 

Base of the Calender : 

Base of the calender measures 10 1/2" by 8 1/2" . Cut 2pcs of black chipboard of the same size. Mat designer paper from Classic sunflower Collection leaving 1/8th of an inch on all sides. Cut one piece of a black card stock and make a hinge of 1 1/2" x10 1/2" . Score at 3/4". Join both the chipboards with this hinge on top. To make the calender stand stable on the desk attatch it with a lower hinge. The lower hinge measures 6" by 10 1/2 " . Score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 3", 3 3/4", 4 1/2",
5 1/4" . Crease on all the score points and make mountain and peak hinge. Attatch the same to the lower part of both the chipboards. Decorate the front and back with textures and heat embossing powders. Make two holes on both the sides of calender leaving equal distance for the rings with the help of crop a dile. 

For the pages : 

Cut 12 pages from black card stock of 7" by 5 1/2". Adhere 1 1/2 " by 7" strip of double sided adhesive sheet. Align only the edge die from HC Regal Border Die and cut through die cutting machine. Detatch extra from both sides with scissors. Now cut designer paper 1/8 less from all sides for the base pages. Allign both edge and border dies and run through big shot machine. Remove sticker sheet from the base card and set the designer paper on top. Dust the adhesive space with glitters. Burnish it with your fingers for extra sparkle. Prick two holes allingning the main calender base. 
Decorate all the pages as per your style. 

Flower cluster on the calender: 

I have used black Die cuts from HFC Rain Drop Roses die as a base fo flowers . Layer few leaves and assemble few flowers using glue to form a flower cluster on bothsides of calender. 

Here are the pictures showing all details. 

Front of the calender showing album pages. All pages have different presentation of flip folds or belly bands to hold pics. Few can hold upto 7-8 pics on one page. 

Its calender on the back side. 
Simply designed using HfC Raindrop Roses Diecuts and fussy cut flowers. 

Close-up of calender showing all the pages together. 
Can you see how I have fussy cut the image and made a window for my flipfolds. Clear rock candy glitter is making the image pop more. 

Look at that glitter...beautifully popping behind HFC Regal Border Die cuts. 
Also check the fussy cut flowers. I am little hand fisted crafter...will never throw a single bit of paper. If a smaller part of an image is cut while layering or matting, I will save that and use it as an embellishments for my projects. 

Different pages have different belly bands to hold tags. 

Few more belly bands. 

Many of the pages  have flipfolds. All have magnetic closure or ribbons to save the pictures from falling. 

More flipfolds...

All calenders out.....

Front side of the calender without flaps....

Backside .....without flaps. 

Little more close-ups of flower cluster. 

Beautiful flutter...

Close-ups of flowers....

And thats all...

Sorry for such a long post. But I really enjoyed sharing the beauty of my project from all the angles. 

So....this is my first project for submission. Will be posting 2 more today. 
I would appreciate if you leave some love if you liked my creation. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

(( Hugs ))


  1. What a stunner!! words cant express the beauty of this project!!

  2. Jaw dropping! Words can't describe your work of art! Glad to follow!

  3. Amazing tempting to make it...

  4. Wao...beautiful.. It's awesome, so much of detailing.... Always inspired by ur work

  5. Wao...beautiful.. It's awesome, so much of detailing.... Always inspired by ur work

  6. Superb work!! and your work,both are inspiring!

  7. Superb work!! and your work,both are inspiring!

  8. Wow ranji aunty awesome as always

  9. It's beautiful....thank u for taking time out to explain the details of how u created this gorgeous calender...superb work

  10. Always fall short of words when it comes to appreciate the awesomeness of yr work :)

  11. Speechless ossame . Beautiful. Amazing. ......

  12. Speechless ossame . Beautiful. Amazing. ......

  13. Always fall short of words when it comes to appreciate the awesomeness of yr work :)

  14. Hats off to your stunning project!! & the flowers are super gorgeous!!
    I am always fascinated to your creations & they leaves me speechless every time! Be it on your blog or face book page! I totally agree with the quote "follow the sun & show your back to darkness". Thanks for being an inspiration to me! :)

  15. Love all your work! It's gorgeous! It's amazing how you take something and give it your own unique and special touch and make it from good to stunning!! I truly admire your talent.

  16. Dear bhabhi
    Truely luv what ever u create. This project is really osm. Thnkx for inspiring us.

  17. Rajni, your work, as always, is so exquisite one can scarcely take it all in.....each time I view your work it seems like it would be difficult to better it...but each time, you do! This is superb. Thank you so much, for sharing your talents with us. Lots of love!!!!!

  18. This is breathtakingly beautiful!!! all the pages are so awesome... and we can see the efforts and your hard work which has gone in making this project... keep it up and all the very best.

  19. This is fabulous!!! love every bit of it... reminds me of the calender you made earlier...!!! love those flowers!!! :)

  20. Beyond amazing..!! What wonderful details & such brigjt colors.. 'Ll sure put a smile on anyone's face :) <3 thanks for sharing such awe inspiring gorgeous works!!

  21. This is so pretty and everything blends so well with each other. So cohesive! It's busy yet so vibrant, sophisticated and mesmerising! Loved the detailing.


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