Friday, November 27, 2009

Save the Date

Here's a project that will last for years and years. This calendar is super easy to make, so easy in fact, we won't even need a tutorial movie!!

Here are the supplies you will need:

1-12X12 sheet cardstock
1-12X12 sheet of striped patterned paper
1- 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" piece of patterned paper
1- 2 " X 9 1/2" piece of patterned paper
1-paper flower
Calendar Grid - found here
12X12 picture frame
Dry Erase Marker

Here are the steps to create the layout I used.

First, round the top left hand corner of the 9 1/2X9 1/2 piece and adhere it to the bottom right corner of the cardstock. Leave about 1/4" border at the bottom and right side of the cardstock.

Next, round the top and bottom left hand corners of the 2 X 9 1/2 piece and adhere it above the first piece leaving a 1/4" space between the two pieces.

Adhere the calendar grid to the bottom right hand side of the large patterned paper, leaving a 1/8" border at the bottom and right sides.

Now, take the striped paper and cut each stripe apart. Cut these strips into 4 1/2" pieces and adhere under the left side of your large patterned paper in a V shape.

I use the striped paper here instead of ribbon because ribbon creates too much bulk and it is difficult to fit the layout in the frame correctly.

Now tape your flower onto the left hand side of your smaller piece of patterned paper and punch out a tiny circle from scrap paper and glue it to the center. I used brown cardstock here.

Again, a brad would create too much bulk - so I use paper.

To finish the calendar, add photos if desired and insert the layout into the frame.

Use the dry erase marker to record the month then add the numbers to the calendar grid to the front side of the glass of the frame. Each month, just erase the marker with a soft cloth and add your next months calendar!!

Any layout will work for this project, just be sure to provide a title area for the month. You don't necessarily have to use a 12X12 frame either, just adjust the layout and calendar grid size to fit any frame.

Super fun and super easy.

Today's supplies:
X7118B - Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1300 - White Daisy Variety Pack Flowers

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