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Thanks for joining me for this awesome No Rules Blog Hop from the great group at One Stamp At A time. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a complete supply list, and to click the next button to check out Tina‘s creations.

So lets jump right in! I have a video on how to make both my card and project, so don’t forget to check those out. PLUS, there’s a complete supply list at the bottom of the post.Stampin Up, Botanical Builder Framelits, Project Life, Flower Patch, Birthday Bouquet DSP

I just love all the layers, and I think the dark early espresso borders really make this card pop. Let’s not forget a close up of my favorite flower duo.osat card close up

I just love all that sparkle from the clear wink of stella brush marker! Here are the measurements for all of my layers:

4 1/4″ x 11″, Scored at 5 1/2″ thick whisper white card base
3 3/4″ x 5″ Mint Macaroon Mat
3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ White Mat
3 3/8′ x 4 5/8″ Early Espresso Mat
3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ White Embossed Layer
3 1/4″ x 1 5/8″ Early Espresso Mat
3 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ Pattern Paper
2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ Early Espresso Mat
2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ Pattern Paper
1 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ Early Espresso Mat
1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ Whisper White

Check out the video here:

Now on to my project! I made a Perpetual Calendar. It can be used over and over for many years to come! I hope you enjoy it! I used the card board form the back of two past paper pumpkin kits for the front and back cover.Stampin Up, Number of Years, Grateful Bunch, Perpetual Calendar, Back to Basics, Wildflower DSP

I, of course, couldn’t resist adding some Wink of Stella Glitter to the flowers!calendar close up

I just love this Wildflower Fields Designer series paper that you can get free with any $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up! Here are the inside pockets. You can not only write or type all of your special dates on these inserts, but there’s enough give in the pockets to include labels or addressed envelopes behind the special date list.Stampin Up, Number of Years, Grateful Bunch, Perpetual Calendar, Back to Basics, Wildflower DSPStampin Up, Number of Years, Grateful Bunch, Perpetual Calendar, Back to Basics, Wildflower DSP

You can download the inserts that I used HERE.

Here are my dimensions for the calendar:

8 1/2″ X 6″ (2) Cardboard
10 1/2″ x 8″ (2) DSP covers for the front and back cover
8 1/2″ x 6″ (11) Basic Black card stock for months.
8″ x 5 1/2″ (13) DSP for months and covering the inside of the front cover
6 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (12) Basic Black card stock, Scored at 3/8″ from each of the 2 short sides and one long side
2″ x 5 1/2″ (12) DSP for pocket flap
1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White front cover label
2″ x 4 1/2″ Calypso Coral Mat for front cover
2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ Basic Black mat for front cover
Scraps of Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, and Olive Olive for flowers and leaves

Don’t forget to check out my video! I sped it up a lot and ended up having to talk REALLY fast at the beginning. I hope that you can still understand me. I used December paper pumpkin stamp set for the months! If you don’t have this set, you can use the months from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp set. There’s a complete supply list at the bottom of this post.

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  1. I watched your video tutorial and wow that is a lot of layers. I really like the design and although I’m not sure I can top 10 layers, I think I’ll try adding more to future cards 🙂

  2. I absolutely love your projects. Your card is what made me realize that my Wink of Stella was not working. All I was getting was a white, not shimmery look. I think I got a dud. SU is sending me a new one. Your calendar makes me want to make a new one of these even though I have one. Great, great projects!

    • Thanks Renee! Very sweet 🙂 you do have to shake and squeeze the wink of Stella until you see glitter in the clear barrel

  3. Your projects are fantastic! I love the addition of the Wink of Stella on the card – the shimmer is so pretty! The calendars wold make great gifts for the holidays – thanks for sharing!

  4. These are both marvelous and thank you for including all the details on the calendar/organizer! I’m going to have to try it!!

  5. So fantastic Elizabeth!! I love your card-so many beautiful layers! How in the world did you do your calendar? Did you collate it yourself? It’s fantastic that you were able to customize the whole thing and it came out beautifully!

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