I've been very much intrigued with altering packaging lately. When I saw the cute little CD case the Webster's Pages Mini Calendars came in, I wanted to make my own altered calendar holder with it. With a few supplies, it was easy to create a holder than could be hung on the wall and also open to switch out the calendar pages. The case comes with twelve sheets (3 each of 4 designs) that complete a year.
To go more with the style of the paper, I painted the edges of CD case packaging with Claudine Helmuth Gesso. Use a dry brush to get a streaky effect and allow to dry. It will probably take about 1/2 hour depending on your humidity. Gesso is a primer that will hold very well onto the plastic case.
To use the calendar pages, simply fill in the dates in the appropriate spaces and circle the month at the bottom. I like using the Copic Multiliner pens for this as I know they are not going to bleed or run.
My stamped sentiment is one of my favorite phrases & I think goes well with a calendar. It's from the On the Desk stamp set and is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then die cut with one of the dies from the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio. To add a little more white to the project and fluff up my die cut flower, I layered it over a flower, White Rounded Florals, that I wrinkled the edges on. To finish the project, I opened the CD cover and looped a length of silk ribbon through each side and then knotted it.
Have a creative weekend! Thanks for stopping by the CLASSroom!