Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hi all! I just finished doing a video on a standing calendar, I invented this for Christmas presents, I know, I know it's too early for Christmas but never for me :) especially when you need time to make homemade gifts.

To make the calendar I started by designing a 2" x 3" calendar in Microsoft Publisher (or you can download the calendar in the supply list), then I cut out the sheets with a x-acto knife, Stack the papers on top of each other and cut a piece of 2" x 3" piece of cardstock, line up all pieces of paper and using binder clips Clip the 2 sides together run a dab of glue (I used alenes tacky glue) down the top edge, clean up the edges, bind the top with 2 more binder clips and let it dry you will end up with a calendar that when you peel off one of the sheets they will still hold together you can also do this with larger sheets and make a notepad. Although I did not make the calendar in the video I will post some pictures at the end so you can get an Idea of what I am talking about... I also want to say that the idea of gluing the paper was NOT my idea I found it on another persons blog and for the life of me can not remember who, I will try to find out and give them full credit.Well I hope you like the video be looking for more videos of Christmas gifts coming soon! Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Here is what you will need:
Cardboard 3 3/4" x 4" ( I just used some cardboard from a old box I had)
Cardstock 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Cardstock 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" - Scored at 3 1/4" - 4 1/4" - 5 1/4"
Patterned Paper 4 3/4" x 5" (The pattern paper I am using here is SimplyFab collection - Maddi Paisley by Making Memories)
Calendar 2" x 3" (you can download the calendar in black here - or a pink one here)
Scallop Circle punch ( I use the punch by marvy uchida, from Michaels)
1" Circle Punch
Stamp Butterfly Scroll by Inkadinkado ( I was so excited to find they are selling these at my target :) yah! and only $1.49 how could you beat it!
1/8" Adhesive Tape ( I found this on one of my favorite websites for ordering BlockHeadStamps I love this stuff)
Mini Pop Dots ( The ones I am using can be found here)

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