Stitch it Yourself Calendar Kit

by Diane Lindquist on 11/20/2013 | 2 Minute Read

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Heather Lins created this fun DIY calendar that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Lins's "2014 Stitch it Yourself Calendar Kit" looks like a simple product on the surface, but it took eight different vendors to create. She worked with PreferPack in North Aurora, IL on the tuck box. She also worked to make sure the PMS (Pantone Matching System) colors, Mohawk Britehue paper, and embroidery floss all coordinated.

Lins tells us the inspiration for her product:

The concept behind the 2014 Year in Stitches Calendar Kit is inspired by cross stitch samplers and it combines my love of typography with DIY. I artistically arranged the letters of each month so there's always a new design to cross stitch! I printed two color offset on kraftboard boxes to keep the package tactile--like doing the crafts themselves. No embroidery or cross stitch experience is necessary. Kids 8 and up can do these. You just poke the paper and stitch away!

It's all in the details with Lin's product. She has two types of calendar kits which feature different fiber and calendar cards. The monthly "Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit" features two color printing on kraft board, one custom colored masking tape, opaque white and glow in the dark screen printed calendar cards on French Nightshift Blue 100# cover, and one color printing on Wausau Royal Fiber 80# Cover Ice Blue. Included in the "Year in Stitches Calendar Kit" are: two color printing on kraft board, a custom colored masking tape, one-color screen printed calendar cards on French Speckletone Madero Beach 100# cover, and one-color printing on Mohawk BriteHue 65# cover.




Designed by Heather Lins, Wisconsin

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