20 January 2018

Time to Relax - calendar tag with watercolour paper piecing

A Chill bear just chillin' is the perfect accompaniment to a small calendar 'cause it's Time to Relax.

This tag features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set with Distress ink watercolouring and paper piecing on felt.

Putting It Together

A couple months ago I had the idea to make tag calendars, a small calendar that can hang up in a confined space but still pack a punch with a bit of fun. This is the third of the calendars I've made. I intended to make a bunch and give them to relatives and such, but.. well.. I still have time, right?

I stamped the image on both watercolour cardstock and light blue felt.

I used Distress ink to paint up just the bear on the paper and add some shadowing for the pillow on the felt.

I fussy cut both, leaving the bear image on pillow as a base for the paper bear.

I used glue pen adhesive to adhere the bear to the pillow.

I added the bear and pillow to a tag with plaid paper, a tear off small calendar and sentiment. I thought the sentiment quite apt.



Krafty Kimmie Stamps Krafty Krop: #4 Blue and Brown
Incy Wincy: Tag
Sketchy Challenge: Use Your New Stash (got the stamp set and calendars in Dec)
Watercooler Wednesday: Masculine
Try It On Tuesday: My Favorite Things (Distress ink watercolouring)
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes


  1. Wow, Rijacki, what a gorgeous little calendar! Love the colours! That brown plaid background is the perfect masculine touch and, of course, shows off your lazy little bear beautifully. Can't blame him for lying down, of course, because that die-cut pillow looks so comfortable. Great work colouring and designing this calendar. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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    1. Your calendar tag is utterly beautiful! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Much appreciated!

  3. What a great idea Rijacki! Thanks bunches for sharing it with us at
    Try it on Tuesday this time. Hugs!

  4. Cute project, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  5. This is colored so nicely. What a nice calendar. [Bunny]

  6. Thank you for sharing your favoutite things and your lovely calendar with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  7. What a great idea a tag calendar is, and yours is so sweet with that cute little bear snuggled into the pillow. Thanks so much for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine card challenge this week.

  8. Rijacki this is such a fun project and I adore your coloring! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  9. Hi just love your calendar and the cute bear and was interesting to see how you made it !! Thank you for joining us in The Sketchy Challenges :)

  10. So sweet calendar. Congratulation. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.


  11. Beautiful tag and beautiful calendar. Thank you for playing with us on Incy Wincy Design Challenge.


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