Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rock the Block Calendar

The Rock the Block is a promotion for January with CTMH. When I received the Collage Cubes, I asked myself what would I ever use it for? Since I'm going back to work very shortly, the idea of a desk calendar that can also display pictures came to me. I started off with inking every edge of the Collage Cubes so that you see Cocoa instead of stark white. I also stamped on 2x2 pieces of cardstock for the calendar and then used the E sized stamp that came with it (the Rock the Block Stamp Set) for the additional 6 sides I needed.

The trick was to fit the photos on. In order for them to fit properly, the photo needs to be just under 4x6" so that the edge of the photo doesn't go off the side of the cube. I cut 1/16" from one side and the top or bottom of the picture. Once I cut the picture into sixes, it was super easy to fit onto the cubes. To add some flourish to the photos, I stamped different images using Staz-On and let them dry before adhering the pictures onto the cubes. 

The final step was to add paper to the tray that the cubes sit in. I added some sparkly ribbon and a buckle around the outside to finish it off. 

If you would like to order your own Rock the Block Stamp set and Collage Cubes for only $15, check out the CTMH flyer here and then email me before January 31 with your order or any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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