What you will need:
- plain white copy paper
- color printer
- scrapbook paper
- clear CD jewel case (tray and contents removed)
- corner rounder
- glue stick
1. Print all calendar designs on plain white paper with a color printer.
2. Cut out each square with scissors or x-acto knife.
3. Round all corners with a corner punch.
4. Select scrapbook paper that you would like to use for each month (preferably NOT card stock weight, because it will be too thick). They can be all the same, or a different design for each month.
5. Cut out 12 scrapbook paper squares that are approximately 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Make sure they will fit in your CD case, you may need to trim them slightly.
6. Round all corners of your scrapbook paper with corner punch.
7. Center each calendar month on a scrapbook square of your choice, and glue with a glue stick.
8. Once all 12 cards are glued and dry, match them up in pairs in order of month (January & February, March & April, May & June...you get the idea).
9. Glue pairs of cards back to back so you will have 6 two-sided cards total. (Make sure they are in order and both facing upright)
10. When all cards are dry, assemble inside the CD case, tie with ribbon or raffia, and attach a tag or card.
11. To display the current month, gently take apart the CD case at the hinge, flip the front side and re-hinge, to create a stand up easel. The remaining month cards can be stored in the back or underneath the jewel case. Basically you are putting the sleeve side (front) of the CD case on backwards so that it won't be able to close, and instead stands tall, making a propped open L-shape. The insert tabs will hold your month in place.
Ta-da! A perfect little gift for a friend, family member or co-worker. It will sit on their desk or in their kitchen (or wherever) all year long, and they will think of you every time they turn over a new month!
FREE DOWNLOAD If you would like to download and print the calendar cards I designed, click on each of the 3 PDF links:
This is the first time I have attempted to link PDF's using Google docs, so let me know if it's not working correctly. If there is a better & easier way to embed PDF's into a blog post, I haven't quite figured that out yet, so I welcome your suggestions.
Enjoy! All I ask is that you use these for personal use only. Please do not sell or take credit for this design. Thank you!