At work [my NHS job], we deal with a company who organises for consultants to take our out patient clinics at weekends in a bid to reduce the waiting lists for lots of specialties. Each year they gift the staff a new calendar. This being almost my first year in the post as departmental secretary, and an eye for altering/crafting, I asked my colleagues to keep some of these back for me so that I could recycle.
I saw the block style calendars in the Range at the weekend - they were cheaper than Asda's block calendars but even at almost £7 a set! Those wooden block style calendars were quite popular to alter at one point I am sure but thought it a little expensive "just because" LOL. Then it occurred to me that I still had the above calendars stashed away in a drawer. I even chopped down the pre-printed calendar bits that flip over from month to month, and recycled those by covering them in patterned cardstock and cut out numbers from the Sizzix Lollipop number series.
I must apologise now for the calendar I made was actually for a "sleep countdown" for the festive season - yes I am quite a bit ahead of time but I am never this organised and wanted to have this done. I have another 2-3 to make. This is the prototype!
How the back looks:
The front and numbers put in place:
yup, 'fraid so, this is Santa Claus!
I layered certain areas of this die cut, with a little chalking from Stamping Up, given Santa the rosy cheek look.
Nouveau was the Sizzix Sizzlet alphabet used for "How Many Sleeps.....?"