A few weeks ago I did a post about the bookmarks I made to coordinate with my 2013 calendar. I had a request to make a cupcake wrapper from the bookmark so I took the bookmark image and duplicated it to create an all over design. Next I found a basic cupcake wrapper template shape and used that to mask so that just the cupcake wrapper shape showed the “Stand Ye in Holy Places” design.
Stand Ye in Holy Places – cupcake wrappers
The cupcake wrappers are being used as part of a birthday gift for the young women at church. To go along with the Stand in Holy places theme for the year, each young woman is getting a fuzzy pair of socks coiled up in the cupcake wrapper to look like a cupcake. I had a photo of the finished project but I seem to have deleted it. If I get another photo I’ll add it here. You are welcome to use either of these images for any non-commercial project.
While I was working on my calendar for 2013 I planned a bookmark to go along with this year’s theme for the youth in our church. Because of the size I planned the calendar to be I thought I would be able to print some bookmarks in the wasted space on the edge of the page. But I made a mistake and didn’t make the calendar the size that I thought I was making it and so I didn’t end up having space there. I’m still not sure how I’m going to use these bookmarks but I thought I’d share them here in case anyone wants to use them. Feel free to use them for any non-commercial purpose. The colors I used here are geared for the young women but if someone wants different colors let me know and I can easily add some more colors.
I’ve decided to do a Calender for 2013. While I haven’t done a Calender every year I’ve done one for family and friends more years than I haven’t. This years Calender started out as a wish to do something beautiful with the phrase “keep the faith”. I like the idea of a Calender because it is useful and if someone really likes the image for a particular month they can keep it after the Calender is finished.
Once I’d decided that the project was going to be a Calender I had to come up with short phrases for each month. After some brainstorming I asked Bill to help me pick which ones we would use. Then it was time to get to work. I originally started laying out “keep the faith” in InDesign using Before the Rain by font designer Mans Greback but as I thought of all the months I needed to layout and I didn’t want to use the same font on all of them but I wanted them to be beautiful I decided that I would change things up and do each phrase by hand. I hope I won’t regret this but so far I’m having fun working with pencil and paper instead of my computer for a change of pace. I keep telling myself that I’m looking for an organic look not something precise and perfect so it lends itself to being hand drawn. But I’m lacking in confidence that I can pull this off.
I have sketched out each of the 13 phrases that I’ll be using on my calendar and I’ve continued to use Mans Greback’s fonts as inspiration to help me have a good variety of styles from image to image. I’d love some feedback on what I have so far. So fire away.