Monday, August 31, 2009

Making 2010 Desk Calendars

Here it is the last day of August. The days and months are really flying by this year. I’m thinking about Christmas and the approach of 2010. Right now my focus is on new calendars, so I took a class last Thursday at Making Memories to learn how to make a standing desk calendar.

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While most people choose a monthly theme representing the particular month, mine is the beach, something always on my mind year ‘round here in the arid climate of Tucson. Although this calendar is for me, I’m also making gift versions using family photographs.

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The calendar is 9.75-inches tall by 5.5-inches wide. You insert two metal rings in the top to bind it. The chipboard pages make the calendar easy to stand.

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These are the six sections depicting January through June.

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On the other sides are the months of July through December.

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To make this calendar, I purchased Creative Imaginations’ Bare Elements Conrad Ring Book kit containing 6 chipboard pages and 2 metal rings. I chose various beach-themed scrapbook papers and a few associated embellishments, and switched out the silver-colored rings for brown colored ones which work better for my project.

The monthly calendar pages are a free download here (only available temporarily, so get it while you can). Cut them out to use for the project.

You make each calendar page in a specific order as follows:

Page 1: January on one side, December on the reverse
Page 2: February on one side, November on the reverse
Page 3: March on one side, October on the reverse
Page 4: April on one side, September on the reverse
Page 5: May on one side, August on the reverse
Page 6: June on one side, July on the reverse

When you finish all the pages, simply put them in order, slip in your rings, and you're done.


Thimbleanna said...

Very Cool June -- I love all these calendars you're making!

Lorrie said...

Oh you are not only thinking ahead, but actually doing something about it. Good for you. The calendars are beautiful with those seaside colours.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi June!

This year is passing fast isn't it? Your calander is a wonderful idea.

We are still on vacation -- spent the past few days in Yellowstone! Just amazing!

Tonight we are in Jackson Hole, WY and I finally have an internet connection that works

Hugs, Pat

nicolette said...

I love the idea of this calender!

This year is passing faster than ever. Is it because we’re getting older? I hope not...!

Helen said...

I love this calendar I will be making some for gifts

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Robin said...

thank you for the calendars!! i hope more people find these... what a nice treat :o)

happy holidays!