Hi all, Madge here with a Christmas Project Tutorial to get you started on gifts for special people. A homemade gift is straight from the heart and shows that you have taken the time to make something special. I have been making these calendars for about 3 years. Last year I made 30 to give as a “Christmas Card” to my stamping buddies.
You can adapt this to any size you would like, but for this sample / calendar, I have made it A4 size 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”.
Sturdy cardstock: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (or 6” x 12” or 5” x 10”). Length is double desired height.
2012 file (Print onto white cardstock, and cut apart).
Unfortunately, my calendar pdf could not be uploaded - if you print the above at 6 columns and “gray font”. You will get a good replica.
4 designer papers: 4” x 5 1/4” (Good way to use up those Designer Paper pieces & scraps).
4 Mats: To coordinate with papers chosen. (scraps! scraps! scraps!)
Assorted embellishments: stamps, inks, punchies, Designer Papers. Scraps! Scraps! Scraps!
1/4” hole punch or anywhere punch
Strong adhesive to guarantee your calendar can withstand a year of being displayed.
Lets get started:
Step One: Score cardstock in half along longest edge (8 1/2”) This will give you 4 “pages”.
Step Two: Cut out each month, and mat in groups of 3.
Jan. Feb. March / April May June / July Aug. Sept. / Oct. Nov. Dec.
Step Three: (Tip) I make a 1/4” frame to visualize the placement I want for my “page” layout.
Step Three: Cut Designer paper 1/4” smaller than your “page” ie: 4” x 5 1/4”. Adhere to “page”.
Step Six: With Jan. Feb. Mar. facing you - thread your ribbon into the two holes, leave 1 1/4” on the pieces in the middle, and tie a bow.
Your calendar will be freestanding and ready to give to that special friend on your list.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign or initial each page. Enjoy!
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d be happy to help you.
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