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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Calendar ideas

Ok so this post will be a crafty one......

It's a new year and that means new calendars. Now I know it's easier to just use the free ones you get from work or the dollar ones you can get at the store but you know me, if it aint pretty I don't use it! Hehehehehe.

So the first one is a pocket calendar. Although cuteness is a factor with all my projects, I also first think of function. With this book I wanted a small, compact one that can easily fit in my purse (which is usually small to medium size). I made the book from scratch with a tutorial I learned from CraftTV weekly webisode. If you're into papercrafting, watching webisodes and tutorials is a must. You always learn something new. Here's the link to it- http://www.crafttvweekly.com/player.html?wid=113

I used up leftover stuff from the Basic Grey Blush line. I had this half flower for a long time and decided to use it up too.

Made the tabs by punching 1" circles and cutting them in half then stapling them to the edge of the pages.

The actual calendar template was made in microsoft word. I adhered a small white envelope in the front, incase I need to slip in some paperwork later on. Also added a ribbon bookmark (again from my old but goodie stash) then bought a small pen to finish it off.

*one thing I forgot to add that I will now incorporate is a pack of small post-its in there incase I need to write something down. I think my book is thick enough that it can manage it. :)

And then next one is a wall calendar. I got this plain alterable calendar at target in the dollar bin area in October. So wanted to do this one for a long time and finally had the time to make it.

My goal for this one was to make a page for each month that I can easily pull out at the end of the year and just put pictures in. This (premaking pages) is a great way to make sure you have a completed book by the end of the year.

Each month's page, of course, coincided with that month's theme and had pretty much the same sketch but tilted in different angles. I also used up a lot of my themed stuff that I've been saving for a while.

This is how the calendar looked when it's all closed up. It gotten thick.

So there, two projects that hopefully will inspire somebody. :)

Have a great day,

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Anonymous said...

Your pocket calendar is so cute!! I want to make one to but I couldn't find the tutorial on it with the link you gave. Please share.