We got a new printer last month so I decided I would try a hybrid project. Technically, I think that just means that you print out some digital products and use them. For this, I printed out some digital papers and used them to make a birthday calendar. I think it turned out pretty good. I by no means want to print my own paper though. It wasn’t even on both sheets and I bet it took a LOT of ink! But this was for someone specific and I wanted to use her papers to make it.

So here it is!


supplies: white cardstock; thin cardboard for covers; printed pages from Amanda Rockwell’s kit Happiness; Bind-it-all; 1/2 in brown zutter coils; crop-a-dial; plaid acrylic sealant to seal the papers (I thought that might prevent bleeding or something…); and grosgrain ribbon.

You can see my original post with directions on making these calendars <here>. My printer is just a cheapie one so I don’t think I’ll be printing my papers a lot. But it was fun to try this!

And one funny picture from last night….our kids actually made til midnight!  In fact, Matthew and I were sitting on the couch until about 1am waiting for them to fall asleep so we could go to bed, lol!  My nephew stayed the night with the boys – he’s the one in the Spiderman pj’s.  This is them toasting in the new year with their sparkling cider….


I hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve/Day!  I’m exhausted and counting down the minutes til bed time and it’s only 6pm!  I had high hopes of crafting today…..but I’m too tired!  We did get all the Christmas stuff put away and the lights down.  That’s something, right?