Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas Countdown Project 15 - Simple desk calendar

This idea came from this blog post here I thought what a brilliant idea, so I decided to make a few myself. This is how I did it.
You will need:
Patterned paper off cuts for the top
6 x 12 inch piece of embossed card, Coredinations or Bazzill card stock
Calendar booklet - bought or printed off at home and stitched together
Double sided tape
Buttons and twine for decoration
7" x5" Envelope for posting
1. Cut the piece of card stock for the calendar 6" x 12" 
2. Score the card stock in the centre of the 12" side at 6", then score at 1" from each edge.
Fold to the inside along all the scored lines and crease.
3. Using a scrap of coloured backing paper and some sort of scallop template (I just drew around this Jenni Bowlin packaging) Draw and cut out a scallop that will be folded in half over the centre fold of the calendar later. Score down the centre and apply double sided tape either side of the score line as in this photo below;
Ink the edges if desired.
4. To assemble the calendar, Fold the calendar in half with the right sides outwards. Apply the coloured topper by removing the double sided tape backing and trapping it over the top of the fold. Wrap this coloured paper with some fine twine or ribbon and decorate with some buttons, using silicone glue.
5. Apply the calendar booklet to the front, making sure it is lined up straight. Mine already came with double sided tape on the back, so I stuck them on with that.
6. To make the calendar stand up when required, apply a length of double sided tape to the lower edges of each side, so that when they overlap they will stick to each other BUT do not remove the backing from the double sided tape once in position or you can not give the calendar as a gift in the envelope. Better for the recipient to remover the tape backing and stand the calendar up later.
7. Keeping the whole calendar flat. Place inside the envelope as a gift. I think I will make these with card club at school.
Join me tomorrow for another great crafting project. More than half way through the countdown already! TFLx

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