Friday, December 19, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Monika Shares Last-Minute Stocking Fillers!

Hi, everyone! Today I'm focusing on some last-minute gifts to brighten up everyone's day. I used stamps from Sugar Rush, our current stamp club set, for a non-calorific daily pick-me-up.

The colours from the paper I used have a slight retro feel about them, similar to the 'Sunday, Sunday' song I kept hearing in my mind when I was working on these :) You should be able to get the little calendar tabs in any stationary shop, I found mine in a pound shop; here's me hoping that there will be something similar where you live, like a dollar or euro shop.

To make this calendar:
  • Stamp, colour, and fussy cut your chosen Sugar Rush image. Partially stamp image on the calendar tab.
  • Score an A5 size piece of cardstock along the 21 cm edge at 9 cm, 18 cm, 19 cm and 20 cm. Attach a piece of matching designer paper, add doily or similar shape, add die cut circle, add a strip of washi tape.
  • Attach the calendar tab to a piece of cardstock and add slightly overlapping the circle, stamp and emboss the 'sundae' sentiment, stamp the 'Mmmm' on a strip of paper and attach overlapping the washi, add the fuzzy cut ice cream
  • Finish off with some sequin sprinkles and allow to dry before folding and gluing together. 
The design is like a tent fold card with a concertina bit at the base for added stability.

As always there is a craft along video: a couple of more pictures for inspiration one with a slightly different colour combination:

...and the other one using a slightly different layout and ice cream image:

Well, that's it from me for today. You can check out the stamp club and all the benefits open to members here.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!

Monika xxx

Stamps Monika used in today's project:


Sugar Rush is the December 2014/January 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! Join the club and get this set shipped to you for free wherever you are in the world! Read more about our stamp club here. We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription)

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for December. We'll pick a commenter to win $10 worth of a new product we're introducing in January. (Hint: it's flat, light, and you can do all sorts of fun things with it!) We'll announce the winner on January 1!


  1. Monika, this has a vingage ice cream shope feel. I love the colors you chose. This is a perfect display for a 2015 calendar. I love this Sugar Rush stamp set and the sentiments are great!!

  2. So cute - love the ice cream treats.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. Really cute project! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. This is gorgeous with all the beautiful layers and colors, yummy!

  5. Wonderful Sundae creation Monika! Love the fab calendar with a fab design and lovely layout!

  6. Love this calender project ,so cool! the layer and the sweet are so beautiful.

  7. both look very "Yummy"
    thanks for the Idea
    CU hellerlittle

  8. Cute idea for the calendar! Love those colors and images you used.

  9. That's very sweet. What a lovely idea for a calendar. Hugz

  10. They both look delicious, and they surly made a great gift.

  11. This is a darling idea! LOVE the fun sweets theme. too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx


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