Parisian Ensemble Calendar

Poking my head in here quickly to share one piece of an ensemble I created using Spellbinders Parisian Accents Set.   Over the next week or so, I’ll share additional pieces but this will be the first.  I was pleased as punch with this calendar and it’s probably one of the easiest things I’ve made lately.

I had an 8″ x 8″ black canvas in my stash – white would have worked as well, but I went with what I had on hand.  Also out of my drawer I pulled out a cardboard easel with a sticky back (looks roughly like the cardboard on the back of a picture that allows it to stand upright on its own).  I cut a mat and design paper panel slightly smaller than the size of the canvas.  I then cut/emboss eight of the same piece from the Parisian Accents Set.  They easily link together on the north, south, east and west borders of the piece.  I secured them using small pieces of foam tape.   Somewhere on the internet (slacking on the job – I didn’t write it down) I found these tiny calendars and printed them out.  I finished by mounting the calendar on a small panel of paper and mat in the center of the canvas.  That’s it!


Stamps:  None
: Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Ink: None
Spellbinders Parisian Accents,

I hope you’ll peek in later as I post these . . . each piece is so different and so easy!!

  • ChelseaJanuary 20, 2011 - 2:21 am

    One cool thing about being on the west coast is that I get to be the first to post! And I am so happy to be the first to say that is just fabulous! I love the lacy look of the parisian die pieces, I love the colors, I love the whole desk calendar you have created here. Brilliant! – as usual!ReplyCancel

  • GlendaJanuary 20, 2011 - 3:03 am

    I’ll second (lol)that Chelsea!! Becca….Don’t you ever sleep??? Where do these “AMAZING” creative ideas come from? You are an inspiration! Now go get some sleep!! :)ReplyCancel

  • CrystalJanuary 20, 2011 - 3:08 am

    This is lovely this in fact all your work is always amazing. You really bring out the best in the spellbinders dies and make me just want to have them all. Looks simple would like to give it a try. Have been looking for those type of calendars though.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis JachowskiJanuary 20, 2011 - 3:16 am

    The calendar piece on canvas and the pin from yesterday are both really super projects!
    Thank you!

  • Brenda Faylee TurnerJanuary 20, 2011 - 3:34 am

    Lovely! Lovely! I sure wish you knew where the calendar came from – it’s one of the best I’ve seen! I wish Vippies would make one like this, without their usual red print. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jen MonteiroJanuary 20, 2011 - 4:15 am

    I love it, that is one gorgeous die and used so effectively on this piece of artwork – well done you and thanks for sharing your talent with us :) Jen xReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.January 20, 2011 - 4:45 am

    Lovely calendar Becca. If you ever find out where the your got the printable calendars online could you left us all know?ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzJanuary 20, 2011 - 4:47 am

    Beautiful calendar! You are so talented and I am so thankful that you share your amazing creativity with us all. Beautiful and I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 20, 2011 - 5:27 am

    What an inspiration to check Amazing Paper Grace every morning! Beautiful calendar. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.January 20, 2011 - 5:28 am

    Stunning; Very Stunnine.
    Luv the tiny pearls.

  • Tammy Q HowellJanuary 20, 2011 - 5:52 am

    So pretty! Love this idea.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellJanuary 20, 2011 - 5:53 am

    WOW! You never cease to amaze me with your talent, you come up with gorgeous creations every day!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 20, 2011 - 5:57 am

    Isn’t that so pretty a calendar done Becca style. I love it .Beautiful work Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • TrishJanuary 20, 2011 - 6:16 am

    Becca you have done it again. just love this idea. looks simple (of course its not) but oh so elegant.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • JenJanuary 20, 2011 - 6:18 am

    You can make the simplest thing and it turn out just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJanuary 20, 2011 - 6:24 am

    I “THINK” that I have figured you out!!! LOL You just never sleep!!! Your mind goes 24/7!!! If by chance you do sleep, you are DREAMING of your next card!!! So beautiful AND clever. . . Did I say AMAZING???ReplyCancel

  • RobbieJanuary 20, 2011 - 7:00 am

    Beautifully done! As usual!!ReplyCancel

  • sharonJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:06 am

    Love the calender! Can you share directions on how you make it? Love all your work! SharonReplyCancel

  • Cathie (Ontario, Canada)January 20, 2011 - 8:15 am

    Another stunning creation Becca. I love how you use your smaller die cuts to intertwine with eachother to create something so wonderful. I hope you do share instructions on this, but if I study this real hard I’m sure I could figure this one out.
    Can’t wiat for the new realeases as the Parisian is one of my first buys.
    Love and hugs,

  • Lisa PJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:24 am

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • CorrieJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:28 am

    So beautiful, the parisian set is high on my wish list. I love the things you make with the spellbinders dies, its one of the reasons I have so many sets.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:30 am

    This is gorgeous. I sure do love what you do with these dies.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:45 am

    This is stunning. Becca, you are a very talented lady, I get giddy everytime I see your work! This idea will go into to my file folder for gift ideas. Thank you so very much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:53 am

    Looking forward to seeing what else you create with this set. This desk calendar is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jan D.January 20, 2011 - 9:00 am

    This is really beautiful. TFS

    Tip when using the Spellbinders that are very intricate and if you use heavy CS like I do is to put a piece of wax paper between the die and your CS. The die cut will come out of the die so much easier. I was tearing up so many of my die cuts trying to get them out of the die that I was about to abandon using some of my Spellbinders. Now I keep a roll of wax paper in my craft studio as a standard supply. Great dollar store purchase.

    Thanks, again for all the beautiful projects you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:04 am

    Oh, Becca, this is so cool. I love anything lacy, and you could just put anything in the center of that wonderful background.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Lovely Becca! What a beautiful take on an ordinary thing! TFSReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:10 am

    SOPHISTACATED ELEGANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see this on a Professionals Desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:20 am

    SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE !!!!! I can see this on a “Professionals” desk!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:29 am

    Hi, Becca! This is beautiful! I wanted to clarify something though – did you cut eight of the Parisian Accent pieces, or nine? I counted nine. =)ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:33 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca! Can you tell me what foam tape you use for such narrow / intricate die cuts? I’m torn between the Parisian dies and the Floral Doily. Which to choose? Sigh.

    Jan D. – thanks for your tip! I’ve ended up with many torn die cuts with some of my more intricate Spellbinders dies. I will try your tip!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:57 am

    so pretty like how they all link together!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:59 am

    This is so cute!! I would love to have that on my desk at work! Thanks for sharing your creative designs and your creative process.ReplyCancel

  • GaleJanuary 20, 2011 - 10:02 am

    Beautiful how you put the different die pieces together. I have noticed that you do that a lot and it makes it really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Kay G.January 20, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Becca, I love the Spellbinders Parisian Accents, and I love what you did with it. I look forward to your blog each day. I have learned so much from you. Thank you and have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • LisaJanuary 20, 2011 - 10:20 am


  • RufusJanuary 20, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Love the linked accents. Really pretty

  • CherylJanuary 20, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Wonderful! Can’t wait to see the other pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)January 20, 2011 - 10:54 am

    This is such a classy/elegant calendar presentation. I totally LOVE it, Becca! I also would love your calendar source if you “find” it again, as I’ve never seen a calendar with such an elegant font when I’ve been searching!!! Gorgeous inspirational work (as always) with your Spellbinders and I agree that you are a big reason so many are sold!!! Parisian Accents (and most of the other new dies) are at the top of my gigantic Wish List!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen LutcavageJanuary 20, 2011 - 11:01 am

    Becca, I am a relative newcomer to the world of paper crafting so I enjoy skipping around the web looking at everyone’s work. You are consistently the most amazing artist that I have ever seen. What you can create out of some paper and ink is astounding!!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us…GrandmaLReplyCancel

  • Linda EJanuary 20, 2011 - 11:28 am


  • MarisaJanuary 20, 2011 - 11:42 am

    Love how you created the BG lattice! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • GabyJanuary 20, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    Wow………..this calendar is so beautiful. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 20, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Your creative mind must be on overload. Your amazing and this is gorgeous. I am itching to get my hands on many of the new dies, that’s for sure, and this is definitely one of them. Beautifully done.

  • emilyJanuary 20, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    So pretty! I love the lacy effect from the diecuts. It would make a beautiful frame for a wedding photo as well. Gorgeous!
    I love how you see all the possibilities in your products and materials!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • LindaJanuary 20, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    I have mixed feelings. I love all of your projects, it’s just that I hate that I have to wait for the items. Your projects make me want to create something “Pretty” These parisian designs are Oooo Laaa LaaaReplyCancel

  • JalineJanuary 20, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Hi Becca, this is wonderful. Love the die cut, great design.ReplyCancel

  • JMJanuary 20, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    As always I love your work. I was wondering what types of adhesives you use. I always have such a problem when I make things that are moved around very much. I use a glue stick with a brayer when making flat books and that works great , but things that need more strength I have a problem and I do not think you do. Thanks for an answer. JMReplyCancel

  • KimJanuary 20, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    Wow, that looks cool. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • alexJanuary 20, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    Just beautiful i don’t know how you do it to come up with all this beautiful ideas…amazing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanJanuary 20, 2011 - 6:19 pm

    How delightful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue OJanuary 20, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    Hi Becca! Wonderful project as always! I love the fact that the calendar is so useful, and everyone can use a beautiful calendar. I especially hate when you make something for someone such as a card, and they throw it out, not thinking how much time, effort etc went into it.
    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy FrieszJanuary 20, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Freeware by Red Castle, Inc is the site I use to print free calendars. Your calendar is stunning, as always. THANKS for sharing with your blog friends.ReplyCancel

  • GlendaJanuary 20, 2011 - 7:05 pm

    Another beautiful project! You are so creative. Would you share how to obtain calendars such as the one you used? Thank you. I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:15 pm

    I just LOVE this concept! Now I am looking through my various Pendant die sets and similar dies to see what shapes I can do this with.
    I bet it would also be a nice look with some of the medallions you taught us to make using Martha Stewart corner punches! Oh, the possibilities…ReplyCancel

  • MickieJanuary 20, 2011 - 8:33 pm

    Such a cute idea Becca.ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Becca these dies are at the very top of my wants list of the new releases. Looking forward to the other goodies you have coming.ReplyCancel

  • JaneyJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:15 pm

    Too cute!!


  • debraJanuary 20, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    Great art as always. Finally, someone mentioned the sticky easel backs. I’ve been trying to source those. Any help on finding them?ReplyCancel

  • CarolJanuary 20, 2011 - 10:54 pm


    This is so simple and gorgeous, using the Parisian die cut! Love the white on the black and how neat to have locked the pieces together…such a
    lovely piece of art work displayed! Great going, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanielou KaufmanJanuary 21, 2011 - 7:59 am

    I love your work, Becca, and enjoyed your dilemma. It does get hilarious sometimes. God seems to know when we must have a bit of humor. The Parisian line of dies are some of the best.
    Hugs, JeanielouReplyCancel

  • NEENIEJanuary 21, 2011 - 10:30 am

    You never cease to amaze!!!!! Guess that’s why you are AMAZING PAPER GRACE!!! Now there’s no way I can live w/o the Parisian accents!!! Actually I had made a New Year’s resolution to stop buying “stuff” and begin to use the “stuff” in my crafting room!!! Oh, you little devil , you!!!!! Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas and creativity!ReplyCancel

  • JenJanuary 21, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    Such a great idea! These delicate little die cuts are so neat! Thank you for sharing your ideasReplyCancel

  • MarieJanuary 21, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Hi Becca,

    What a lovely calendar to have sat on your craft desk, or anywhere in the home, really…it’s beautiful!! xxReplyCancel

  • DelamaJanuary 21, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    I love the calander you made. Thank you for sharing.

  • DianeJanuary 21, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Beautiful work. The new spellbinders dies are wonderful looking. I seem to be addicted to punches and die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen RitchieJanuary 21, 2011 - 6:55 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love lots of dimension and detail and so my favorite thing to collect is punches and dies. I love to layer and offset focal points on my cards. I find that you can use lots of different prints and better still, a monochormatic color scheme if you have interesting cut out and embellishment you always end up with a fantastic project.
    Thank you for your wonderful tutorials and beautiful designs. I love love love your work. KathleenReplyCancel

  • LyndallJanuary 21, 2011 - 10:56 pm

    This calendar looks gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • LornamayJanuary 22, 2011 - 3:22 am

    I love your attention to detail. In all your creations you seem to achieve perfection and I’m always impressed. What do I collect – mainly pretty papers to play with and punches and folders and die cuts to run through my CB and anything I think I can embellish my cards with LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara PJanuary 22, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    So beautiful…I wish you offered your items for sale !ReplyCancel

  • PattyJanuary 30, 2011 - 9:23 am

    This is beautiful. I love all of your creations.ReplyCancel