Friday, December 28, 2012

friday favorites | december 28, 2012

Good evening, peeps! It's the last Friday of 2012, and to commemorate the end of this year and the beginning of the next I've rounded up several sources for free, printable calendars in a variety of sizes and styles. There are also a couple of fun New Year's Eve items in the mix, just in case you're looking for a quick and easy way to make the festivities a bit more special.

Speaking of the new year, several manufacturers have announced this week that they'll be sharing sneak peeks of the upcoming CHA Winter 2013 goods after the 1st, so now might be a good time to bookmark the sneak peek page if you haven't already. I've been adding new sneaks daily as I find them (and as they are sent to me by readers- thank you!), and there's already quite a bit on the page! A few manufacturers circumvented sneaks entirely and have simply posted their entire new lines on their company sites, and in those cases I've linked you straight up to them. Things are just getting started, and with several major players still to weigh in with their releases, you won't want to miss out on anything in the weeks to come!

And, now, on with this week's picks!


From the top left:

  • The glitter technique used on this card from the Basic Grey blog was demonstrated on a Christmas project, but it would easily translate to any sort of theme.
  • How sweet is this New Year garland card at Jenni Bowlin Studio?
  • I think that we're going to re-create Elsie Larson's fun "grilled cheese party" here at our casa on New Year's Eve- it looks easy and absolutely yummy!
  • Paper Crave rounded up several free printable 2013 calendars, including the fun whimsical version pictured above.
  • Check out this great step-by-step layout tutorial at I Lowe Scrap.
  • Eat Drink Chic posted a sweet 2013 printable calendar.
  • How About Orange linked up the awesome looking Grand Hotel font- it looks perfect for use in the Silhouette!
  • You can find another roundup of free printable 2013 calendars at More Design Please.
  • Need a little something to make a gifted bottle of bubbly look festive on New Year's Eve? How About Orange has a couple of great printable wine toppers you can download.