I loved making this project. I love this mini calendar. I love that is it not digital, but tangible. I love mini anything.
So here are the steps to make your own:
PART A - CREATE THE CALENDAR HOLDER COVER
Scan in your vintage photos and collage to your computer. Save as jpegs.
This is photo is of my maternal grandparents sitting on a blanket with a friend. Granny and Grandpa Kelly are the ones on the left. They look so happy. Grandpa died when I was 11. Granny Kelly was always so happy and enthusiastic about our family. Once she told me if she had been younger she would have liked my Mark. And man, she would have LOVED my kids. I can hear her saying 'Oh Shona, they are so lovely'. I know she would have been proud of me. One day in heaven we are going to have a time catching up!!!
Before she died she bought us the fridge we still have. I was meant to get a new one this Christmas as part of my kitchen re-do, because it is white and my kitchen black. But I just can't get rid of it! I asked for computer speakers instead.
Anyhow, on with the tutorial....
|Inside of folder|
Add a pocket to the inside of your holder. Add some collage elements to this pocket, and possibly some rubber stamps and a paper clip. This will be where you store your mini calendar.
PART B - CREATE YOUR MINI CALENDAR
**You can download my Mini Calendar and skip to Step 7!**
I am sure there is an easier way of making a calendar, but I am most familiar with Microsoft Word, so that is what these steps cover:
Open a new blank document.
Insert a Text box.
In the text box create a table. Format it to 7 columns and 8 rows.
Open a copy of the 2011 calendar and type in January's dates on the appropriate days. Choose a font you like. I used Kingthings Trypewriter (not a typo) from Dafont.com. I love this font and it is free!
|This is the scan of a rubber stamp that I carved from a photo I took!|
|Download a PDF of this calendar here!|
STEP 8 (finally)
It took me a long time to create this calendar, so to save you that time, why not use my mini calendar?
It's a free PDF for you to use for your personal projects.
|I added a paper circle around my people after I printed the folder.|
|back view of my Mini Calendar Folder|