Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mini Calendar 2009

Hi everyone,

It was going to be my week of calendars.... but Lucas is sick (has a viral rash) and time just dissapears when you are home with a sick child. I don't want to think about the pile of work waiting for me :)

But back to the fun stuff. Here is my Mini Calendar 2009 showcased on the awesome September issue of the Digital Artist Magazine:

Mini calendar 2009

Mini calendar 2009

Step by Step

Step 1. Create your calendar pages digitally.

Mini calendar Step 1

Step 2. Print and cut your pages.

Mini calendar Step 2a Mini calendar Step 2b

Step 3. Recycle a cardboard box (I have used a diaper box). Peel of any packaging or covering sheet to show a little of the corrugated board underneath (optional).

Mini calendar Step 3a Mini calendar Step 3b Mini calendar  Step 3c

Step 4. Fold the piece of cardboard into a triangle and secure with double sided tape.

Mini calendar Step 4a Mini calendar Step 4b

Step 5. Punch holes through the top. You can do them all at once if you have a crop-a-dile, or if one is not available, mark the hole placement and do one hole at the time.

Mini calendar Step 5

Step 6. Embellish your pages (optional, but oh so fun!)

Mini calendar Step 6

all done :)

A couple of remarks:
•When creating your digital pages, don't forget to include plain paper or "paint" under your text to improve readability, especially when using patterned paper.
•I have printed this project on double sided matte paper so there is print on both sides of the calendar page.
•I do not recommend the addition of ribbons to the rings of this project because it would make it too hard to flip the pages every month.
•The biggest advantage of doing this digitally is that you can create a couple of different albums to give to family and friends without having to do each design from scratch.

Hybrid Scrapbooking Magic no.10 - Mini calendar by Michelle Filo
2009 playful calendar stamps by Michelle Filo (exclusive to Digital Artist Magazine)
Chasing Rainbows kit by Michelle Coleman
Fonts are Augie and Peach Fuzz.

Double sided matte paper by Epson.
Chipboard alpha by American Crafts.
Flower, pearl and rhinestones by Kaisercraft.
Buttons and frost ribbon by Doodlebugs Designs.
Green ribbon by Love, Elsie.
Here is the template set I created for this:

Hybrid Magic 10 - Mini Calendar

and if you are running out of time, Michelle Coleman has allowed me to use her designs to create quickpages (a real life saver):

Mini Calendar quickpages

Happy *hybrid* scrapping :)


Melinda said...

Thanks for the instructions, Michelle! I hope you DS is feeling better soon!

Sara x said...

What a wonderful idea. I love reading your blog - you are so very generous with your creations. Thank you!

Brenda Hurd said...

what a great calendar! I need to do this for christmas gifts for grandma's! So cute!

Knapp Scraps said...

This looks amazing!! But what are you going to do when your kiddos are out of diapers??? =)

Cantinho da Cindy said...

Mi!!! Que lindo, adorei a ideia, vc é minha deusa :) Ahhh muito obrigada pelo calendario, estou usando e amando. Em breve (depois do Natal) estarei colocando a pagina nas galerias. Mil beijos. Cindy

Tessa said...

I saw your angel wing album today while I was looking through the digital scrapbooking magazine. Congrats, it is gorgeous!

LuAnn said...

what a wonderfully creative project/calendar! thanks so much for the instructions!!

Nat said...

Isso é demais!Amei essa idéia!!

Ana Reis said...

Ameeei esse projeto Mi, ficou muito lindo !

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