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”.
Materials: 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.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign or initial each page. Enjoy!
If you have any questions, email me at email@example.com, I’d be happy to help you.
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