Hi there friends, I’m popping in today to share a calendar I made coming into 2015, that I haven’t shared yet. Lol, many of you saw it in the Spellbinders video that I did and asked if I’d be sharing it. Yep, here it is – it was an easy and fab project to make. Just cut, print, glue, punch holes, and you’re done. I used Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket and Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A to precisely cut each calendar month and matting.
Printed Calendar and printed backgrounds make up 12 months of the year – each page is two sided.
The calendar is made using a clear acrylic frame that’s designed to hold a 5 x 7 photo. That means I could size each calendar page to 5 x 7 and have plenty of border space on the base of the calendar. The background page is slipped into the frame (it’s larger than 5 x 7) then I drilled two holes into the frame and used two metal ring to hold the months.
The calendar is meant to hold mementos. This Memoranda page is the page that is on the back of each month – it is lined so that you can list the highlights of the month. In addition, a pocket is adhered to each back page to tuck in all those sweet mementos.
I printed each page out on my Epson XP-300 printer. This is a small inexpensive wireless printer with a fairly small footprint that I purchased at Walmart several years ago. I have a laser printer at home that I use for most of my printing, so this one I dedicate exclusively to printing for papercrafts. The quality is decent and the cartridges are moderate. I’ll admit, I did no research before I purchased it, but it seems to fit my needs quite well.
Once you’re done with the year, this is an excellent project to turn into a mini book. You’ll just add a cover and more permanent binding and it’s ready for pictures. A small case will keep things tidy.
Dies: Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb Smooth (Cover) – Natural White, Jodie Lee Divine Printable Journal, 2015 Freebie Printable Calendar by Mye De Leon
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Recollection Pears, 5 x 7 Acrylic Frame, Metal Rings
Those of you who spotted this on the video have eagle eyes!! I’m happy to share it and hope it kickstarts your creativity for gift items. It’s a fun project to make and even more satisfying to look at all through the year. I hope you like!
This is a brilliant Becca, what a fabulous calender to have on your desk, so pretty.
Thank you for sharing
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
Beautiful Becca, great design and you have great patience.
BECCA.. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. BUT WHERE CAN ONE FIND A TEMPLATE OR PRINTABLE FOR EACH OF THE CALENDAR PAGES?
Oops, thanks for pointing that out Deborah! I’ve gone back and put the paper used in my Supplies List. It’s there now :-)
Oh my goodness Becca, this is so beautiful too, and it´s a wonderful giftidea, that´s for sure, and sooooo gorgeous as well. Thanks so much for always sharing all your stunning ideas with us here, I really love them all.
BEAUTIFUL BECCA, AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR INSTRUCTIONS. HOPE I CAN MAKE AS NICE AS YOURS.
What a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing. Xx
This is stunning!
Love it, beautiful and elegant, thanks much for sharing.
What a charming calendar, Becca! I just love it! It is great to get gift ideas this time of year to get started early on those Christmas gifts we want to make. This will be a wonderful inspiration for me. Thanks so much!!
Do younknow where I might be able to find such a pretty 2016 calendar download?
I have heard from the same place Becca printed her calendar and the 2016 will be available in July or August.
Fab idea. Must try this for 2016. Thanks for sharing.
Stunning ….. you do such beautiful work Becca :-)
This is gorgeous Becca. Definitely something to bear in mind for next year. Hugs Christine xx
Hi Becca. I love this fabulous idea – beautifully created. Hugs xxx
This is a beautiful gift idea! Thank you!
I’m always amazed at your use of Dies…. Beautiful work!
These are pages I have to revisit for inspiration!
You new dies are definitely some of the best you have done and this shows them off so beautifully! What a great idea for little gifts for friends and acquaintances at holidy time. Love it!
Oh Becca you come up with some amazing things, just when I need something special for someone. Thank you. This I will do for my friend who just said the other day she didn’t know what day it was now that she is retired. Thank you.
This is just another “WOW” project. It’s really pretty.
Such a creative and beautiful idea! Fabulous! Also thanks for the links.
Oh wow!!! What a fabulous idea Becca. Love your creativity it’s amazing!!!
Have a good one. Loopy Lynda xxx
Oh Becca! What a fabulous idea. You are one very talented lady!
Anne (UK) x
Hi Becca great idea for Christmas gift lovely.
I have 3 of your dies to pick up next week will
Be busy then lol xxx
Hi Becca great idea for Christmas gift it’s lovely .
I have to pick up some of your dies at my craft shop
They have just come in yesterday I will be busy then lol.
Thanks for sharing xxx 8
I love this calendar, but given that it’s June, will you be doing a 2016 version please?
Beautiful and very useful – AND I have your dies. Oh happy day!!!
What a lovely idea Becca. Instead of buying a calender for friends i will now be making them. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hi Becca, This calendar is fabulous, and the Swirl Bliss dies are perfect.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Beautiful calendar Becca and love your new web site.
Hi Becca, this is a beautiful project and a great idea ! Thank you for showing it now so that we have time to plan ahead! Well that’s the theory!
Love these dies! On my list!
Love Myra xx
Wow! Great gift idea. I need to make 12!
I see some gifts to make in my future. TFS!!
I love this Becca, where did you find the actual calendars?