23 December 2006

Photo Calendar Project

Yesterday I finished a 6x6 photo calendar which will be a gift for my parents. This was a fun project and didn't take too terribly long to put together.
The calendar is by Boxer and the papers are Karen Foster.
Since the calendar is 6x6, I printed out 12 4x6 photos to match the months, then attached a 2x6 strip of the monthly paper to the photo page and a narrower strip to the bottom of each calendar page. To each page, I added a strip of ribbon to cover the seam between the photo and patterned paper, QK diecuts or punches, and a few buttons. For the cover, I cut a rectangle from each of the monthly papers and inked the edges. I cut the title with QK Studio and added the buttons.
After I completed the pages, I realized I'd covered up the holes in each page (duh!) so I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch them again. (What an awesome tool!) The last step in the project was the most tedious: adhering the tiny little day and date stickers to the calendar. The Boxer calendars are blank when purchased, and they sell clear stickers to match the calendar. It took a couple of hours to attach all of those stickers and get them relatively straight.
All in all, it was a fun project, simple to complete, and one that I think the grandparents will like.


Connie said...

What a great gift! They will love it! I love the cover - what a clever idea! Merry Christmas, Janet!

Lola Fields said...

I love your calendar I would like to see the other pages. LFields624@comcast.net