Having recently got a new job, and next week my own desk, I wanted to have a go and make one for work.
This was also a great project for using up scraps of paper and embellishments, and a lot of DST and tacky glue!
It took me about 6 hours to complete because I couldn't choose from all my lovely paper and embellishments to use, but I am really really happy with the results. As you can see butterflies are a favourite of mine, and I have also tried to match papers or embellishments to a certain extent with holidays throughout the year. I was sent the santa charm, by a friend and couldn't bear to part with it so using it for December, means that I don't have to!
Unfortunately I don't have access to a binding machine of any kind, so have improvised by using fake gold cheap hoop earrings that I have had for a very long time and never wear. They hold the desk calendar together, and the 6 beer mats stand up perfectly.
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties Blog - Ring in the New [hope earrings count for this]
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out/Die Cuts [butterflies; flowers for March; and boarder for May)
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes