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Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I'm back in business!! I found the pictures and now I have a few things to post, YAY!!! But, this isn't the project I told you about, it's a different one :) I was in a craftin' mood and the hubs was kind enough to oblige and watch Bucket!!! He's totally awesome!! Ok, here she is ...

Super darling mini-calendars!!! I bought this a few years ago and TOTALLY forgot about it, until I saw Amanda's luggage tags. I kept this one as inspiration and I made lots of them back then but I put them aside when I got pregnant because they are kinda time consuming. Anyway, I just had to show you how I did it!!

Here are the supplies ...

* 12 - vertical name badge holders
* 12 - patterned papers, 1 for each month
* 24 solid papers - 2 for each month, in coordinating colors to the patterned pieces
* computer and printer
* glue stick
* metal binder clip thingy ... hahaha, I don't know what they are called ;)
* ribbon scraps
* embellishments, if desired

Measure your tags and cut 1 solid piece and the pattern pieces accordingly. The other solid piece will be for the calendar, we will use that later.

I made this little calendar using Word. *** Pay no attention to the S on Thursday. Not sure why, but it saved that way but printed up correctly ... go figure!!! *** This is my template and for each different month I type the numbers in and type the name of the month on the top. (you can see it in the finished example). Cut the calendars out and glue to the top of the 12 pieces you already glued together.

I printed up a bunch of lines using Word and cut them down to size.

Glue one to the BACK of each calendar. The original didn't have this, but I realized that the little squares are too small to write in so the lines on the back allow you to write important dates down :)

Tie coordinating ribbons to the binder ring, in between each month. This is a great use for all those ribbon scraps you have lying around!!! This particular calendar has little embellishments, like the snowman, and the edges are inked. It's not necessary, because it's just as cute without it!! :)

These little beauties are VERY time consuming but are great for neighbor gifts, Visiting Teaching, "first day of school" teacher gifts, etc. They are small enough to fit in your purse or diaper bag, or even your desk!!!

I'm working on setting up my ETSY store, hopefully by the middle of next week, and these will be available. If you are interested in purchasing one in the immediate future (I know school starts soon) let me know.

I'm linking up to these parties:

Works For Me Wednesday @ We are That Family

Show  and Tell Green

Get your craft on Thurs.
All Thingz Related


  1. These are SO cute...and a great way to stay a little more organized.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE those! I think I need to make some for my mom to keep track of all of the family bdays and such :) TFS!

    Thanks for hosting another linky party too!

  3. What a cute and great gift idea. Perfect.

    Visiting from Stut your stuff Thursday

    Makaz Home

    I'm hosting a halloween inspiration link party until the end of the week, would love any inspiration that you have. Link up here

  4. Cute idea! I think it's perfect for a teacher's gift too!! :) I'm your newest follower, coming from Sassy Sites!

  5. This is so darling! I love it! I'll be featuring your tutorial on BCD on Aug. 2ist! Thanks for linking! My readers will love this!


  6. WOW, this is totally inspiring! I would love to make these and turn them into birthday calendars. And a great gift idea!! Thank you!

  7. So very cute and useful. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday and would love for you to join the party. THere's a great giveaway too. Hope to see you there. http://organizeyourstuffnow.com

  8. I love it! What a cool idea! Thank you for linking up to Anything Related!

  9. This is darling! I am featuring this tutorial on somewhat simple Friday, Sept 17th. Thanks for the great idea!!!


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