Saturday, December 1, 2012

Calendar Girls December 2012

Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The December unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lucy, . You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

The line-up for December includes:

Lucy -
Jearise -
Lynne -
Edwina -
Miriam -
Janet -
Kimberly -

December Holidays
National Tie Month: Lucy
Spiritual Literacy Month:
1 Earmuff Day: Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day:
6 St. Nicholas Day: Lynne
7 National Letter Writing Day:  Anita
8 Hanukkah: Lynne
12 Gingerbread House Day: Edwina
14 Monkey Day: Miriam
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Janet
18 Bake Cookies Day: Lucy
21 Winter Begins: Miriam
21 Humbug Day: Janet
21 Crossword Puzzle Day: Lynne
25 Christmas: Kimberly
26 Boxing Day (Canada):
28 Pledge of Allegiance Day: Kimberly
29 Tick Tock Day: Jearise
 30 Bacon Day: Jearise
31 New Year's Eve: Jearise

Here is my monkey project. I had the half done project of making something with my 1" by 10" cello bag full of peanut butter M&M's. (Bags available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies). I cut the sock monkey out of Stampin' Up paper from the B is for Boy's cart at 3". Then, I added a 10mm pearl to the top of the monkey's hat to try to make her look more Santa like, but I don't think it worked too well. So, I added a hand cut base to make the circle I had cut (at 4") look like a snow globe and added 5mm white rhinestones too simulate snowflakes. My idea for this project is the candy tube can be inside a stocking, and the top can peek out. It's a stocking peeker! If anyone else has come up with this idea before me I'm sorry I didn't give you credit, but I thought of it independently.

For my Winter Begins project I made a diamond fold card. I think that I originally found the directions for this project on Splitcoaststampers, but I'm not 100% sure. I used some paper that I got on a Facebook selling group, so I don't know what company it came from. The tree stamp is from Stampin' Up (a set that has a tree for each season). The owl stamp, and the Happy Owl-idays, is from K. Andrews. The letters are from a Martha Stewart alphabet set. Not sure about the snowflake. The first day of winter is a special day for me since it is the birthday of my oldest child. I think of the solstice as the beginning of the holiday season.
Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on January 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


  1. Miriam, Love you Stocking peeker and card. I have a friend who loves monkeys so this would be great for her. That is a neat card. Love the fold. I have never seen one opened up before. Love the owl and paper you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. Cute projects! I really, really like that monkey snow globe. ;) The colors of the card are so pretty and the owl is such a hoot. ;) I'm on a roll here. A jelly roll that is. Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects. Hugs.

  3. Such a cute card for Winter Begins. I love the paper you use. So happy and pretty.

  4. I absolutely love your projects. Your snowflake owl card is amazing and something I may want to try this out!!!! Fantastic as always and truly a pleasure hoping with you my dear friend!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship