Nancy Roth has done it again! Today’s How To’sday is another amazing tutorial from her, this time on how to make a perpetual calendar. Not only is this a fabulous idea to keep your life organized, it’s a great holiday gift idea for a teacher or anyone else in your life that loves keeping track of things.
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Spread Joy. That is Kristy’s #1 commandment in card-making. Sending and receiving cards blesses not only the one who receives it, but the one who sends it as well.
I don’t know about you, but there are so many card-worthy events to keep track of. I dread getting out the next year’s calendar at New Year’s to write all the birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions on it. I often forget to send cards because I don’t have a visual reminder at my scrapbook table. So I created a perpetual to solve these problems.
Here’s how to make your own.
1. Make 12 text boxes in your computer’s word processor that are 7.25” x 3.25”. Add the numbers for each month.
Months with 29 days – February
Months with 30 days – April, June, September, November
Months with 31 days – January, March, May, July, August, October, December
2. Print on white cardstock, and cut.
For each month, follow these steps:
3. Cut a 4”x10” rectangle of printed paper, and 4”x10” rectangle of cardstock. Adhere together.
4. Cut a 7.5”x3.5” rectangle of solid cardstock, and mount the white calendar onto it.
5. Adhere the calendar onto the printed paper.
6. Put the month title on using anything you desire (Thickers, stickers, stamps, etc). I used the Designer’s Calendar Cricut Cartridge.
7. Embellish as desired. I inked all the edges, put ribbons on the sides and used glitter glue for accents.
8. For months where there are special occasions that are not always on the same day every year (eg, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, teacher’s cards for the last day of school), I added an extra box, and adhered it with a brad. That way, you can rotate it back in when the month is over (see below).
9. Punch a hole in the top of all the pages and put together in a ring.
There — you will never forget to send a card again!
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Nancy, this is such a great idea. I also love that you fully understand the first commandment of card-making. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us.
If you have an idea you would like to see showcased on a How To’sday, please don’t be shy! Send your photos and instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the lineup.
Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow for a little Mid Week Mojo.