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Handmade Interactive Calendar

Handmade Calendar
Dear friends as you may be knowing I love interactive mechanisms and when I saw an amazing Interactive calendar on my blogger friend Weis blog I fell so in love with it.
I wanted to make something subtle and not too lovey dovey for my hubby this valentine and this perpetual calendar to declare love all year round every year seemed just perfect! 
Handmade Calendar
The design[by Annette] is so clever that the month and dates change by rotating the circles on the central frame of the handmade calendar.
Handmade Calendar
The general concept is to avoid flowers in masculine themed gifts but my hubby loves flowers and so I assembled a 4 layered 3 D decoupage flower 

3 D decoupage
I made a lacey heart vase for the red rose using Martha Stewart punches.
3 D decoupage rose
The perpetual calendar has 3 panels and the central panel pops out so that its a free standing calendar.
Handmade Calendar
I painted the chipboard floral vine with my daughter's poster colors and applied glossy accents over it to give it dimension and a lovely sheen.
Here is another view to show the dimensional nature of this handmade calendar.
Handmade Calendar
Since the design is not mine I cant share a tutorial but I hope you liked this Interactive calendar idea as much as I did.
Supplies : Punches: Martha Stewart Deep edge lattice heart,MS punch around double loops,MS loops,Jef circle punch.Dies : Itsy Bitsy Venetian frame,Couture Creations Scallop circle,Itsy Bitsy Circle.Chipboard [Itsy Bitsy],3 D decoupage flower [sheet from Staples],Paper-mariposa DCWV.Green embossed one-a gift


80 comments:

  1. Wow this looks absolutely gorgeous Dr Sonia ...I love your Decoupage flowers and the way you have embellished the calender and what a clever design to show dates in a rotating frame !!...this is just Fabulous work! :)

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    1. Thank you Hussena the calendar design was fabulous..all thanks to the designer Annette

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  2. OH MY GOD! Your husband is going to LOVE this.. It's a beauty.. It looks so magical.. Love the colours, pop ups..3D elements..everything on it. It must have taken a lot of time and i see lot of hard work put into making this one.. But it's worth every bit.. Great work as always and hats off!

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    1. Sindhu most of my projects are made like jigsaw puzzles..a little at a time and then everything thrown together..that way I get to craft to my hearts content without feeling a project took too long!

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  3. wow beautiful. like all the pps you have used.the vase also look good. the calender idea is very nice and new.

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    1. Thank you Asmita do drop by the Duo chalellenge blog..Annette provides free templates such as this awesome calendar when you participate in her challenges

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  4. ohh my my.. this is awesome!!! Loved this one.. :)
    I kind of very much liked the idea of the calender incorporated!!

    hugs!
    Manu

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    1. Thank you Manu.Yes the calendar concept was very clever..full credit to the talented designer Annette

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  5. Its Gorgeous Sonia ..fantastic creation ..the colors are awesome !!!!!.

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    1. Thank you Angelin the peach orange color is my hubby's favorite.Early in our courtship once he dragged me into dozens of shops as he wanted to buy me a dress in this particular color !!!The poor shopkeepers must have thought him crazy as his only instructions were to show salwars of that color!!

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  6. Dr Sonia, this is absolutely STUNNING. What a beautiful work of art, and a fabulous idea. Love the florals and such lovely colours too.. I am sure that your husband will LOVE IT.
    Love Sandra xxx

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    1. Sandra...coming from you I am so thrilled..I am such a big fan of your ever elegant cards!!

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  7. Doc this is so cool! There is so much to learn from this. I really like the shiny chipboard vine. I am amazed at your use of punches :)

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    1. Oh that is so sweet of you Indira..I was feeling bad that I couldnt share a tutorial as it was not my design!!

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  8. Awesome Dr.Sonia...Loved it

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    1. Thank you so much Ranjana.

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  9. The perfect gift for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Yes at this stage in our life we dont celebrate Valentines day as such and expressions of love have to be subtle and muted!! But I did use my hubby's fav color..only regret not using some quilling as he loves quilled creations

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  10. Lovely gift, Sonia! The colors are so beautiful, love it!

    Hugs!
    Manuela

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    1. Thank you Manuela..the colors were an easy choice as my hubby likes orange peach!

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  11. Awesome gift ... Love it :)

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    1. Thank you so much..dropped by your blog and loved seeing the variety of creations especially the quilling

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  12. How beautiful dear Sonia.. Always Love your cute ideas..
    p.s your new outlook of the webpage is good but I face some difficulties while scrolling down because of a black bar over it.
    hope you will fix it right soon..or may be this matter is just with me?
    all the best my friend :).

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    1. Thank you Khadija
      I am using bloggers new dynamic templates view as some of my blog readers said my pages took too long to load.The dynamic view is supposed to load much faster and already the web stats have shot up..but I agree it does have some irritating features.I thought will try it for some more time before deciding if I should switch back to the old template

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  13. this is very unique and different.please share tute , as you do always for us.i will be very thank ful to you.

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    1. Thank you Megha but it will not be fair to the designer of the template if I share the tutorial as its a template provided by the designer Annette and not my own idea..Her link is above and her challenge blog is Duo challenge.She shares awesome templates with crafters who participate in her blog challenge.

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  14. This is awesome........so much thought on the design, the outcome sure is super duper!1

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  15. wow....Doc...ist simply superb...love every bit of the work!!!

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    1. Thank you Sathya I wanted to add some quilling too but later thought the chipboard was looking better

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  16. This is AWESOME!!!! Another incredible design!!!
    TFS

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  17. Oh WOW this is so awesome. Love the idea and I am very sure your husband will Love it! So much details. Looks fabulous!!!! Thanks for sharing your fantastic creation with us at Crafty Creations this week. Hope to see you back soon. Meighan

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  18. Wow, fabulous idea !! have a lovely day, hugs, Marion

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    1. Thank you for such kind words Marion..always a delight to hear from you

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  19. Hi Sonia
    What a wonderful piece of art, so beautiful, you have given me some inspiration for a card for my step son, of course not pink and flowery, but the same shape, hope you don't mind, I will of course mention where I got the idea from.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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    1. Suzie I am honored...you are more than welcome!! I am so inspired by each and every creation of yours I am thrilled something I made inspires you!!

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  20. Just other day I was thinking if Dr.Sonia has to make a calender how it will be ? surely will have pop-up and will be interesting to see it ! Your calender is just fab .I liked the mechanism of dates and month.The colors you have chosen are very nice and I loved the vine with glossy assent.

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    1. Oh Pooja you are so kind. I had even more grand ideas for a rotating cylinder type calendar but thought it would take too much time so made this one instead!!

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  21. Wow how gorgeous, love your piece of art here...
    Your blog set up is quite different, I wasn't really sure where to post my comment until I kept the enter button... LOL!
    Any how everything about it is just so so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Shirl..I am just trying out blogger's new dynamic view template...I am getting mixed opinions from readers about it and am still confused myself as my blog stats have shot up significantly after this template change but it is rather confusing for readers!

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  22. WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous!! You did such a fabulous job!! I love all of the embellishments you used and the beautiful design!! Stunning!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  23. Each and every piece is gorgeous and creativley arranged.Congrats for your new blog set up keep exploring and do keep sharing
    all the best
    anandhi

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  24. wow..Dr. Sonia...its awesome n unique ....fab idea........loved it..will give it a try...

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  25. OMG what a piece of Work Dr..love everything about it..specially that rotatory date system..superb !!

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  26. this is a gorgeous calender and it's interactive i love the rotating interaction on it!
    rose is awesome so are the pattern paper and designs used with it :D

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    1. Thank you so much Ayesha...the rotating mechanism had me hooked too!

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  27. Awesome work! Love your Decoupage flowers and all the embellishment.

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  28. wow this is so gorgeous love it !!!
    Paula

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  29. wowthis is brilliant ..a fabulous design and love the vintage roses
    Lisa x

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  30. Another stunning creation from the Queen of Paper crafting. Your rose is spectacular.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  31. Oh wow, and double wow! this is gorgeous! I love the whole design and the detail is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining in our challeng at Unstampabelles.

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  32. This is truly brilliant. I love the colours and style so very much.

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  33. Great Valentine gift. I specialy like the glossy clipboard flower. It's nice to see how everyone makes a different card with the design from Annette. Also thanks for linking back to my blog.
    Best wishes, Wies

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  34. WOW Dr. Sonia, This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the lattice work hearts the roses the colors well, everything!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much I have a love hate relation with MS punches!!

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  35. This is wonderful! What a cute way to keep the date. Your project has such fabulous dimension :)

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  36. Well you must be the true romantic if this is not subtle and lovey dovey, LOL, Your calender is nothing short of amazing, Brilliant, and gorgeous!!! I seriously wonder where you get the time, you are amazing and full of inspiration in so many ways. Big hugs

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  37. What a lovely gift for your husband to remind him of your love all year long. This is very beautiful and equally clever, Sonia. Well done. You never cease to amaze me.

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  38. This is Stunning Sonia..Loz

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    1. Thank you Yoga for taking out valuable time to check out my blog problem

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  40. this is lovely!! u r very creative !!

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...so sweet of you to take time to encourage!

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  41. This is Beautiful Sonia! I am so glad that you joined us over at Sugar Creek Hollow. When I saw the entry, I recognized you from when I would post at MIM. So, I thought I would stop by! I love how you did the 3 D flowers....beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  42. Awesomely done.. Love the laces & vines n everything.. This looks like a nice little gift for hubby :)

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  43. This is really gorgeous Dr Sonia!! Love your creative calendar design and all of the beautiful colors and elements on it!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

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  44. WOWZERS such a gorgeous gorgeous calendar Dr. Sonia!! I love every detail you added :) I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  45. So very lovely! Beautiful papers and hearts. A great way to display the calendar.

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  46. wooow...fantastic Sonia...love all details you made

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  47. Love the color combination and Chipboard vine...Its a perfect gift ..

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    1. Thank you Sindhu..first time I have used chipboard and loved it myself

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  48. Hi Sonia,
    I finally kannn visit your site again. Somehow it did not work anymore.
    The calendar cards I find fantastic, you made ​​it so beautifully and lovingly. I like the colors very well.

    Many greetings and hugs from Germany sends you Carmen

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Angel..I had experimented with a new dynamic layout but have switched back to my old template after some of my readers complained

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  49. You amaze me..I am speechless..Its too good:)

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  50. This is just awesome Sonia!! Loved everythign abt this calender!! the flourish with glossy accents, the rose, butterflies and the calender itself!!!PS The color of the cardstock is lovely!! and the embossed paper is just gorgeous!where did u buy them?

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    1. Priya the embossed card stock was a gift from a crafter friend and I am ashamed to say I dont remember who!

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  51. And the card stock doc? I loved that color!

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    1. I got the card stock from Staples

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