Posted by: Kate | November 28, 2011

Calendar

I’ve got the calendar making down pat these days. Once I choose the pictures to print I go through and select my text (in this case it was quotes, the next one will be life lessons) and print out the sheet. Then I match up the pictures with the quotes and make sure I have them all.

Once I have all the pictures and quotes together, I go through and assemble each page (not directly on the calendar but onto the background paper). I use all scraps to do these pages, which always feels great at the end. At this point I also decide what my accessory will be for the page – I try to keep this all from the same thing on each page, so in this calendar it was a set of stickers. Again, this is from my stash of used items, and I love getting them out of the box and onto a page. Often these are left over pieces that don’t match a specific page I’m scrapping, but when it is for a calendar they can help pull the project together into a more cohesive look.

After assembling all the pages I then sort them into months. I wait until now to do it, as I don’t know for sure how I feel about the overall look until the pages are all ready. Then I can play around with them until I like the flow.

Before I stick the pages into the calendar I do all the writing (adding month headers and putting the numbers in) so that nothing smudges on my pages. Then I stick the pages in and add a title to the front of the calendar.

The whole process takes me about 4 hours (including selecting pictures and quotes) all together. And the finished product always makes me smile, and the recipients always ask for another one the next year.

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Responses

  1. wonderful kate!!

  2. That is a great calendar! It will also be a great keepsake in years to come.

  3. No wonder they ask for more each year. I love your calendars…they are so special.

  4. Fabulous Kate! Anything using special photos & quotes are right up my alley! I’m not surprised everyone asks for more each year. Well done!

  5. WOW!!!


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