Thursday, September 9, 2010

ORANGE you glad today is the Fiskateer Blog Hop?


ORANGE you happy to be a Fiskateer? Get ready to bounce through the Fiskateer Blog Hop. If you came from the blog of Debby's Dare, you are in the right place. If not, go back to the Fiskateer blog so you start from the beginning and don't miss a "scrap" of ideas and fun.
Orange you thinking that September is a great time to make a calendar? Orange you ready to see what fabulous Fiskars tools I've used? Orange you hoping I stop over-using "orange"?

Here is my orange creation...I made this calendar as a sample for my daughter and her friends. It was their crafty project for my daughter's 13th birthday party. They all thought they would be perfect for hanging in their school lockers.

I rescued an 11"x17" piece of cardboard from the recycle bin and covered it with 2 sheets of 12x12 paper. I had the paper hang over the edges on the top and bottom and I used a hot glue gun to secure them. You can wrap the sides too, if you like, but I chose to cut it.
Next, I punched circles from cardstock (using my Round and Round squeeze punch)and then placed the negative paper (with the hole) into a scalloped circle punch (Seal of Approval) .
I centered the hole...
and made a "flower".

By mixing and matching punched circles (that I "popped" with Zots) and flower rings, I created a garden. With some Thickers, I spelled out my daughter's name for the top of the calendar. I added a bow too.


I had a blank calendar page (from Close to My Heart, but you could easily print one out from your computer) and slid it into a page protector (that I trimmed to fit on my 11" wide cardboard). You can put another blank calendar on the back side, so that you can lift it up and plan 2 months at a time.

Using my FAVORITE Fiskars border punch, Apron lace, I added some ORANGE patterned paper to my calendar to cover the place where I glued on the page protector to the cardboard. I also made a pocket at the bottom of the calendar to hold notes and other important "stuff". I added a ribbon at the bottom to slide on some paper clips--one more spot to hang notes.

Everything is better when Stickled, don't you think? A little sparkle makes these die-cut butterflies dazzly!
Since I used a page protector to cover the calendar, it is perfect for use with a dry-erase marker. Rachel is thrilled that I had to make a "sample" for the party, because this calendar is now hers. Won't her teacher be thrilled that she is so eager to practice her numbers?

Come back next week to see what the birthday party calendar artists created...what a talented bunch!

NOW, would you like some happy mail? Leave a comment, and I will pick on Sunday at 6pm (via Random.org) a lucky winner to receive some scrappy goodies.



Boing! Boing! Keep on hopping...next stop...Colleen Flathers at http://cleancreate.blogspot.com/.

If by some chance, you just happened to stop by my blog today and you have no idea what Fiskateers are or why I keep raving about ORANGE, let me explain. Fiskateers is an on-line community. Actually, it's a family. No, we are not related, but we have all come together to celebrate our love and appreciation for Fiskars products. Whether you love the endless scrapbooking supplies (squeeze punches, border punches, paper trimmers, micro-tip scissors, stamps), rotary cutters, garden tools, or their famous orange-handled scissors, Fiskateers is a place for you. At the website, inspiration is abundant. The site has a gallery of AMAZING creations by other Fiskateers, games, chats, swaps, tutorials, and 7000+ friends. It is a place for all things crafty (and sewing and gardening too). If you are interested in becoming a Fiskateer, click here. Contact one of the lead Fiskateers: Angela, Cheryl, Rebecca, or Tami (I listed them alphabetically so they think I don't play favorites), and tell them Kellystar sent you over. Your crafty life may never be the same.

101 comments:

  1. Awesome project. I love the Seal of Approval punch and using it with your title. Very cool.

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  2. such a cute project...think i might try one for each of my 3 kidlets...think i might have to ask Santa for a seal of approval punch cos that is ADORABLE !!

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  3. Super cute calendar Kelly and love how you have made the flower title.
    Will definitely drop by next week to see what the party girls create at the TEENAGER birthday party :o)

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  4. Great project ! We have to live by the calender this year, way too many activities to remember in my head !

    Patty 2832

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  5. What an adorable calendar. So cute that your daugher is anxious to practice her numbers too. Love the pretty butterflies too. Great job!

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  6. What a great project - very nice.

    Karin H #6470

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  7. how cute is that calender thank you for sharing your orange love
    Fiskateer #323

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  8. what a fabulous idea!!! ur calender looks great!! :)

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  9. I love your calendar, Kelly. Such a useful craft, can't wait to see the rest of them. Great explanation of the fun at Fiskateers :)

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  10. Love the calendar. What a great idea.

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  11. what a great project!!! Just lovely!!!

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  12. This is a perfect calendar for the locker.

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  13. Love how you involved the child in this project. It also showed great creativity and resourcefulness.
    Thanks for the ideas.

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  14. I have never considered using a page protector with a dry erase marker. Thanks for the blog post and the example Kelly

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  15. Cute calendar! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

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  17. Kellystar,thanks for the idea of the negative image and scallop punch love the flower!!! Beautiful Calendar and I love stickles too!!!

    Joanne #7173

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  18. love the calendar and as a teacher love how you included learning for your daughter.

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  19. This is wonderful AND she is soooo cute!! Donna 6036

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  20. Well ORANGE you clever! What a great project!

    dabblesbydeb@yahoo.com

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  21. I love using my Seal of Approval punch for flowers too! What a great idea and such a pretty calender too!

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  22. Great to meet you! I've subscribed to your RSS feed and look forward to getting to know you. Love that calendar and it is now on my list of projects to borrow. My 5 year old will love it!
    Carrie Bond #6781
    www.imwearingpurple.blogspot.com

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  23. Your project is just great! Since everyone uses calendars, this would make a great gift!
    Marianne

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  24. Nice really really nice.

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  25. A bday party WITH a craft project, genius! Great stop on the hop!

    PS, Don't enter me in your RAK, I'm a fellow blog hop participant.

    Gen #839

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  26. that is a gr8 project. ur daughter (assuming it was the little one in the pic) she is just darling and i bet she had a gr8 time making that w/ you. i loooove ur butterflies. cake35@comcast.net xoxo

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  27. Outstanding-great gift idea too. And thank you for the great tutorial-it was so easy to follow along.

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  28. love the calendar. What a great idea to put the protector over it and use dry erase markers. Ihad no idea.
    This is my first blog hop and so far it's fun! Thanks!
    Stephanie #3584

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  29. WOW i absolutely love this project. I have always wanted to make a calendar and i just have not done it yet. You gave me some great ideas and i really look forward to putting mine together!!! rchacon333@yahoo.com

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  30. This is a really great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. What a great project! Thanks for sharing.
    Tona #4437

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  32. Great idea for a calendar! I run a daycare out of my home and I think I may have the kiddies make a smaller version for their parents for xmas. Thanks.
    Cheryl #4362

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  33. Love the calendar! Thanks for sharing!
    I like pinkyxoxo's idea of making smaller ones as gifts... I even have extra calendar pages from CM... not I know what to do with them.

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  34. I love this projecet! Can't wait to make my own calender. Can't wait to see the next calendar you make.

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  35. Awesome! I love the page protector idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Oh my ORANGE stars! This calendar is gorgeous!!! The Apron Lace border punch is one of my faves too but I especially love your tip about making the flower with the center punched out. I am SO glad we have you in our Fiskateer family. Hugs!

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  37. Hey Kelly, what a great idea. And a wonderful use of the punches! Love the flowers.

    Jessica #5319

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  38. Adorable calendar and a wonderful idea for a party activity. I love my Apron Lace, too! Thanks for the flower tip. Gotta try it.

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  39. Sweet project for the young Fiskateers in training, lol. Thanks for the hop opportunity.
    ~Bonnie in Sc #7278

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  40. I had a tough morning and just figured out I transposed my fiskateer's number.I'm actually #6871. This blog up is so inspiring me!

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  41. too cute with the seal of approvals....so easy and super cute my kind of crafting w/ a busy life

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  42. What a cool idea - I'm sure wishing that I had thought of something like that for my daughter when she was learning letters and numbers!

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  43. WOW!! what a great project!! Love those butterflies!!

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  44. Great project! Your daughter has a wonderful caring mom.

    #6558

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  45. What a great project. I love the idea of using the scallop punch like that. Great job!

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  46. Love that calendar! New to many of these blogs so am having fun hopping. Thank you for a chance to win.

    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  47. fab calender. I love using cardboard to for heaps of off the page projects. so awesome and so versatile.

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  48. love the calendar - recycling something, creating, and then having something functional - thanks for sharing
    vicki in MD
    #2122

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  49. You're project is awesome, great idea... and I love that Seal of Approval punch. (no need to include me in the drawing)

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  50. Kelly,

    Your project is wonderful. Now if I could get my son to use it.

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  51. Kelly this is a great idea! And not only is it orange it's also green. :)

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  52. Kelly, what a great project! You are so creative and it is practical too.

    sandy 4165

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  53. Kelly you rock! The idea of page protector and dry erase board is absolutely brillant.
    Kim Fiskateer 5612

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  54. What a great project, it will be fun for the girls. TFS

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  55. Love your work. I try to involve my daughter in some of my projects too. It means the world to them!
    Janet #7248

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  56. What a cute idea! I put it in my scrapy idea notebook for future use. Thanks for sharing.
    butterfly2547@yahoo.com

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  57. What a lovely idea - and I love that it will encourage her to practice her numbers - very cunning lol.
    Christine C #2264

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  58. Such a wonderful project, Kelly! My daughter would definitely like one of these for her locker.

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  59. GREAT JOB,NICE PROJECT FOR CHILD'S GIFT.

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  60. Such a great way to rescue cardboard..I think it's so cute!
    Hugs-BJ #7298

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  61. Great project Kelly! I know your daughter loves it.

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  62. Adorable project! What a great way to reuse.

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  63. What a cool project - what a fun way to re-use a project again and again!

    katherine #6847

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  64. I remember when you got the calendar from Kelly. Great idea! You are very talented.

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  65. I have thought about making a calender but have just never gotten around to it...maybe this is the year! LOVE the idea of putting the page protector on it!

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  66. Mary #5509,
    Love your calendar idea, I may have to lift it :) I came from the blog hop and love your blog!

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  67. What a wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer project. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

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  68. What a great idea...I love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. What a wonderfull idea. I think that would be very verstile . Thanks for sharing.

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  70. #2567
    Great calendar!!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  71. Super cute idea! Sounds like it's going to be a fun party. Can't wait to see what they create!

    Patti #3651

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  72. Cute calendar!!
    I just need to adapt for 2 boys!!
    Nancy
    ncokely@hotmail.com

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  73. love the calendar & especially the butterflies!

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  74. NOW THAT is just tooooooooo cuteeee! I need to make that for our refrigiFrator as Bella used to call it hahaha

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  75. I love the Apron Lace border punch too! I use it all the time. Love the project!

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  76. What a great project, love it
    thanks for the change to win,

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  77. How cool is this project! The COOLEST--and I just love the colors!!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  78. Love the calendar idea!!
    http://www.pinkcricut.com

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  79. Cute idea. I just made my dd some locker magnets and may have to try this too. Thanks for sharing.

    robin.valera@yahoo.com

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  80. What a fabulous idea! So cute and your color choice was bright and cheery! Love it!

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  81. What a super great project. I love it. TYFS. Best Wishes Lucinda #7098

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  82. yahoo great project I love the idea thanks for sharing

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  83. what an ingenious project, thank you for sharing its details!

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  84. very cute calendar, thanks for sharing :)

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  85. That is a great idea for a birthday project, it's super cute and how proud they can be to hang their own in their lockers.

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  86. Love your style here.. Great calendar

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  87. Oh so pretty, I know she will enjoy it!!!

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  88. Looks like a fun birthday project! One of my fav. squeeze punches is the seal of approval and you did a great job turning it into a flower!

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  89. Great tutorial for the cute calendar. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Suz #6135

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  90. Awesome project Kelly star.
    Love those little die-cut buttterflies. so cute Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  91. So, I missed the blog hop, but who cares because I LOVE THIS PROJECT of yours! That border punch? I love it, now I want one! Great job Kelly LOVE IT!!!!

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