Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We've Got Your Number!


Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90: 12



Welcome to today’s Challenge post in connection with Cookingwith Cricut / Paper Crafting World!  This week our projects were to include NUMBERS in some way.  I knew immediately what I wanted to make – a Perpetual Calendar!  It is a 3-fold project… 
1.)  re-purposed items
2.)  altered art
3.)  numbers
I converted a Tissue Box and a Pizza Box into a Perpetual Calendar!


 I used the CWC/PCW cutting file, “Swirly Heart Flourish Set.”   


The Tissue Box was cut – top off, sides angled – taped to reinforce it.  I then covered the box with a piece of discontinued wallpaper.  The cards for the Months, Weekdays and Numbers are cut from the pizza box.  (I use boxes from the  ‘take-home-and-bake’ kind of pizza so they are not greasy and odoriferous -)  I then cut pieces of cardstock and adhered them to each.




 I was excited to discover a pad of coordinating cardstock on my shelf, which had 12 different colors!  (Julianne – Designer Mat Pad – K&Company)



I printed the words and numbers on Vellum, cut the words to fit the card top edge and punched the numbers with a scalloped circle punch. 



I included a Memo Pad in a coordinating color at the back of the box.


I used the Corner portion of the file on each side and added tiny heart-shaped gems.



I made a bow of coordinating ribbons and attached the ‘Heart Flourish’ and an antiqued brass gem to it.



I think this would make a nice addition to someone’s desk or Creative Area – What do You think?  Obviously, the papers/ribbons could be changed – and a different, more masculine design could be used for the sides of the box to make it appropriate for a male or young person.  Now, You make a project using NUMBERS in ANY way – link it to the Cooking withCricut / Paper Crafting World site, so we can see them!  Happy Paper-crafting!

7 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea and you implemented it so well!

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  2. thanks for sharing your wonderful creation and the directions on how to make one of my own. Love it!!!

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  3. This is a good idea for a lovely Christmas. I really like how elegantly everything came together. Very feminine and classical.
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  4. What an amazing idea!!! I absolutely love it! You have inspired me to make one for myself!!!

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  5. What a great idea, it's beautiful

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  6. This is so pretty! I absolutely love the colors and love the pop of colors with the bows! So happy you joined us 'in the studio' for the first time this week! :)

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  7. I always knew those tissue boxes where good for being upcycled! I think I might have to try this...coming from Studio JRU...blessings!

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