The first challenge of the new year is to create a 3D project with SPORTS as the theme. Pretty much rules out cards, but anything else is fair game! (did you catch the clever sports metaphor there?)
I don't know about you, but I always get a little rush putting out all the new calendars on New Year's Day. It's like a fresh start, leaving all the baggage of last year behind and vowing to try harder, accomplish more and be better in the year ahead. I don't make New Year's Resolutions anymore (they tend to fizzle out by the end of the week), but I always start the year with more motivation and focus.
On that note, here is my SPORTS themed 3D project for January at P3:
I went with a handy dandy new desk calendar that features extreme sports.
(As always, you can click the pic for a detailed view)
I must thank my upline, Diane Fischer, for this idea. She made a stand up calendar in a workshop last year that I thought was so cute. There are 4 panels, 2 on one side, which can be flipped around mid-year to show the 2 on the other side. I fashioned a center support with a velcro tab to make this standing desk calendar stay up. The finished calendar is 5"x10"x3", the supplies I used are listed in the recipe at the bottom of this post. I found the calendar printable at http://www.printfree.com/
And here are the close-ups of the other panels:
I'm not sure who is getting this yet, but it definitely isn't girly.
For more sports-inspired 3D crafts, head on over to Paper Cubed to see what the rest of the super-creative design team has come up with. Get yourself all revved up to create some sporty crafts of your own, then link them up so we can all cheer!
I hope 2011 brings you health and happiness
and all the crafting time you want!
Stamps: CTMH D1432 Extreme
SU Extreme Skateboard and Extreme Snowboard
Papers: CTMH Aspen Level 2 Paper Kit
CTMH Simple Pleasure Level 2 Paper Kit
CTMH You Rock Level 2 Paper Kit
CTMH Zippidee Level 2 Paper Kit
Inks: CTMH Twilight, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Smokey Plum, Cranberry, Versamark
Brads: CTMH Black, Cocoa, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry
Images and sentiments heat embossed with CTMH Black Embossing Powder
CTMH Euro Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Piercing Tool Kit, Craft Heater
Other: Velcro dots, Printable Calendar from www.printfree.com