Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Calender made with Cricut & Cameo cuts

Here is my MAY calender. I know, I'm a little late with getting it made since May has already started. But honestly, I was putting it off because I knew I wanted to use my Cameo this time instead of Designer's Calendar and my Cricut E2 like I've done so far this year. I knew switching to the Cameo would mean re-figuring everything to fit together.

We love to move around and go on adventures often. We've lived in Alaska twice and are talking about going back up there soon for a little while. So that's why I put SOUTH CAROLINA on my May calendar. When the months are over, I put my calendar pages in my scrapbook with photos from that month. I told my husband I was going to put SC on this one so years from now when I'm wondering where we were living, I'd see SC on it and know. He just rolled his eyes. LOL

I was able to find a calendar grid in the Silhouette Online Store that I downloaded for 99 cents. I didn't realize it until after downloading this that it was a Print & Cut. Oh well.  I used some Silhouette software MAGIC and created a cut for it using the TRACE and OFFSET features. I love my Silhouette software and Cameo.

I could have used any font on my computer to cut out the numbers and day of the week abbreviations, but that's probably my least favorite part of making these 12x12 calendars. That's why I just hand wrote those parts.

I used a combination of die cuts from various sources, and I'll give you all the details below. Be sure and notice the 2 1/2" x 11 1/2" strip of paper down the left side. That strip of paper is from Jinger Adams "Sweet Tart" 12x12 pack. Boy these are some pretty papers. Some even have glitter on them like this stirp does!

Okay, here's all the details on my May 2013 12"x 12" wall calendar...

All die cuts were pulled from my basket stash!!

HSN - Jinger Adams "Sweet Tart" 12" x 12" paper pack... HERE for 2 1/2" x 11 1/2" strip on left

Walmart - Colorbok "Beach House" 12" x 12" pad for 9" x 11 1/2" paper on right, orange paper for grid, and blue paper behind grid

Close To My Heart - 12" x 12" paper frame background

Cricut - Doodlecharms - Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow; 50 States - South Carolina

TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe on FB - assortment of buttons (Bug antennas, butterfly wings, with leaves bottom left corner

Stampin' Up - Gumball Green matting behind cut out of calendar grid

Miss Kate Cuttables - Cute Bug... HERE; Leaves... HERE; Butterfly... HERE

Silhouette Online Store - Fence #19663 ... HERE; Calendar Cards #31997 ... HERE; May #37268; 5 Grass Shapes #26838... HERE

The cupcake on the 13th is for my Daddy's 72nd birthday. :)

Cupcake and glitter flowers stickers from stash.

Pearl flowers from Recollections.

Yellow Ribbon from stash

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Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis


Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -   MAY - Blooms and blossoms (Sat)
One Stop Craft - 2E W - #227 flower power (Sat)
Sugar Creek Hollow  - 3E, SIO  #60 spring flowers (Sat)
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew - 1E, SIO -  #142 flowers, flowers, flowers (Sun)
Opus Gluei - JFF, 2W -  156 - flowers (Sun)
The Ribbon Girls - Must use ribbon - add a button (Sun)
Shopping Our Stash W, C13 -  #99 Numbers (Tues)
Crafts and Me - #131 Floral Frenzy (Wed)
Divas by Design - 2E - Add a Number (Wed)


  1. What a fun project and so cheerful with all the flowers. I now have a Cameo and you have just given me a great idea for little gifts for Christmas for those people that you want to give a little something to but they aren't family or even close friends. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  2. Love the flowers, the brads and buttons.and all your beautiful bright colours. This calendar page is too lovely to put away at the end of the month!

  3. this is a lovely page for May, I hardly use my cricut, never really got to grips with it.......thank you for visiting me and your comments........ I don't do any of the social sites, not my thing.........

  4. What a beautiful calender you made!
    Thank you for sharing your Flower Power with us in OneStopCraftChallenge this week.
    Hugs, Andreja

  5. Janis, You did a beautiful Job! I love all the details.

  6. Wow, this is incredible. I love all the details and those flowers are delightful! The bright colours are perfect for this month. Thanks for playing with us at Opus Gluei, you've really shown us what a Cricut can do!

  7. so stunning janis.fabulous bright and happy colours and i love your pretty flowers.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  8. This is so much fun and really bright and cheerful, lovely idea.
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week with our 'Add A Number' challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. Hi Janis,
    This looks fabulous. I love the fun die cuts & lovely Spring feel. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  10. This is beautiful!! I love all the gorgeous details:)
    Sherrie K

  11. so cute! Love the fresh colors and all the lovely die cut flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  12. Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krews *Flowers* challenge !

    Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  13. Oh wow this is fantastic, love all the colour and elements used. Each year I say I am going to make a calendar but never get around to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
    Kim xXx