Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Shop Pumpkin Spice" January Blog Hop

Hello hoppers!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013 for the amazing Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Challenge: New Years! Make something that makes you think of New Years! Be creative and have fun!

For this challenge I created a 2013 Pocket Calender.

I am SUPER particular when it comes to calendars. I mean super!! I have bought and thrown out so many over the years cause they didn't work right. Weird huh. So this year I made my own.

I created the calendar layouts on a Word document. Then I printed them on white cardstock. The best thing is I made them fit perfectly on a 6x6 piece of paper. I used some chipboard for the covers to give it some strength. Then I covered that with cardstock as well. I bound it all together using my Cinch.

 I used washi tape and come banner stickers for the front cover. 

 Of course I  have a pen Velcro-ed on the inside. 
Plenty of room to write in each square. 

See my cute little twine bookmark.
Gotta love the paper too!


 All Is Bright: Paper & Accessories Kit
My Mind's Eye "All is Bright" paper
and element stickers
found here

 Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic" - Doily Multi
Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic" paper
found here

 GINGER - “Pictures” Decorative Tape
washi/decorative tape found here

 All Is Bright: Twine
My Mind's Eye "All is Bright" twine
found here

Blog Hop Order:
Cheryl (Shestamps):


We'd love for you to participate in the challenge by creating your own "New Year's Theme" project. Just link it to the Pumpkin Spice Blog for a chance to win some prizes.

Now on to the next stop. Check out my super talented friend Saundra.


  1. Super cute Carissa, I love the paper/tape strips, pretty colors!!

  2. your calendar is very nice. love the cover.

  3. Great desk calendars for any organized person. I do not have a cinch, but looks like I should get one to make great gifts like this.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  4. So your calendar!! Lee-Ann :)

  5. Love your calendar, Carissa! Yours is more functional than mine. The papers are great! ~hugs, Saundra :)

  6. Awesome project!!! What a fun idea - I should try that sometime too...I am a little picky about calendars too! The worst was on New Years this year, I opened up a new calendar that I had gotten a couple weeks before (on sale for a few dollars off) and couldn't figure out why the dates weren't matching up right. Then I noticed that it was a 2012 calendar!!! I hadn't even noticed! Grrr...why would someone sell one for almost regular price at the end of the year?!?!? I will pay attention better now though!

  7. What a fabulous calendar.! i love it. Thanks for sharing. i am a new follower

  8. You are too funny Carissa. I too have the issues with calendars not I don't know what it is.. but they just don't fit into my day the right way. hehehe. I love your project, can keep it right on the desk and the paper alone will make me smile.

  9. What a Awesome Calendar Carissa! LOve the paper choices and the washi tape!

  10. Oh this is totally fabulous! Great project! I love the washi & banners on the cover.

  11. Carissa - This is soo smart! Love you created your own 2013 calendar!! Love all the washi tape on the front cover. I'm so glad to be working with you at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

  12. I love how you used the washi tape you designs are always so clean and simple and superb.

    DIANA L.

  13. Carissa I love your project and style! Beautiful all the strips of paper

  14. This is an awesome idea!! I love it.


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