Friday, December 19, 2014

Last Minute Christmas with Die~Namites Dies

Today I am going to share one of my favorite last-minute Christmas gifts!  Would you like to create a personalized, inexpensive Christmas gift that will be used and appreciated every day - and do it in about an hour?  
If so, then check out this desk calendar I created with the help of Die~Namites Dies:

I used these dies in my project:

It really is fast and easy to make!  First, pick up an acrylic picture frame like the one below.  
It is intended to display (2) -5"x7" pictures.  I think I found this one at WalMart.

The background paper is cut to 7" x 10.25". I added a transparency frame in the location I plan to place the Post-It note pad then slid it into the frame.  You can see here that the frame is turned on its side:

Take a peek at a couple more of the transparencies I used on this project.
I simply slid them into place between the acrylic frame and the background paper and pressure holds them in place!  Quick and easy details!

On top of the acrylic frame, I placed a layered die cut I created using the Sweet Pea Die and the Spring Doily Die
I added a little feminine touch with pink pearls from Want2Scrap!

I adhered a matted a photo of my niece with her name spelled out using a glittered alpha - so girly!  
Next come the Post-It note pad and a mini-calendar...

...create a mini-family with some wood veneers and you are done!

Here's another view:

I order my mini-calendars from SkyBluePink, however you can always print your own if you are short on time. Redcastle offers free downloadable software that lets you size and print calendars at home.

Now just think about the possibilities!  
Change the paper and the picture and you have a lovely wedding gift or birthday present!  

Supplies:
Want2Scrap Nestabling Heart Circles Pink Pearl 
Bent Acrylic Frame 5x7 Doubl Vertical
Prima  - Leeza Gibbons - Instascrap Collection - Transparencies, White
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two - Butter
Calendar
Post-It Notes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie

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