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Saturday, July 17, 2010

July Birthday Calendar Page

Hello stampin' pals!

I've been posting 12x12 scrapbook layouts on Saturdays but I wanted to do a birthday calendar so decided to do that on Saturdays for a while instead. This week is July. Next week will be August and so on. I didn't want to start with January.

This was a change up on a cased card but I love it dearly. I made tons of colorful men cards and one gal had me make her a bunch to send.

It uses Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Really Rust cardstock, although Cajun Craze could easily be substituted. I used Pocket Silhouettes to make the kelp looking weeds and a retired summer set from SU for the fish. Wish that set was still active. It seems like they retire summer sets so quickly! Or maybe its me and I want the summer sets to stay around forever. We in the northland pack a lot of livin' into those three warm months and want to scrapbook it all!

I sponged the background in summer sun (you could use Daffodil Delight in the new colors), olive and turquoise. Just make sure not to sponge too much or you'll get mud. I colored the fish with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aquapainter. The cut out three and hung them on linen thread from a turquoise brad, like a stringer.

The word July was stamped with Full Calendar, a must have set in my opinion. And that's it! Look for the next calendar page next Saturday.

God bless,
Much love and joy,



  1. I love this set, too! I really like the fish hanging down the side-- too cute!