Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Calendars Everywhere

I’m in the midst of working on a really great quilt project which I hope to show you soon. In the meantime, I have other projects to share.

Last September I told you about my perpetual birthday books project. My husband asked me to also make regular calendars featuring photographs he’s taken this year. The latter is the type I usually do each year anyway, so the Microsoft Word template I created years ago made it a relatively easy task for me.

We decided the perpetual birthday calendars would go to my side of the family and the regular ones to his side. Both calendar formats were our New Year’s greetings to family members.

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The cover photo was taken at sunset when we were at the Grand Canyon last summer.

You can’t see it, but there’s a clear plastic page protecting the cover which was printed on white cardstock. The calendar back is a golden-brown piece of cardstock. I have a couple of different binding machines at home which makes it easy to put such projects together.

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Here’s a sample month, January, depicting our visit to Antelope Canyon.

Each month has the requisite holidays and birthdays noted. I print the calendar pages themselves on glossy white presentation paper using my laser printer. The photo pages are printed on my color printer one page at a time because I’m forever forgetting which way to insert the paper so they print in the correct orientation for proper assembly.

Because of my fondness for such things, I applied myself to satisfying my calendar itch yesterday via free projects found at HP Creative Studio.

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The calendar in the top right of my photo is HP’s Black-and-White Jewel Case Photo Calendar for which you repurpose an old CD case. I made it for my husband’s desk.

The calendar in the bottom left is HP’s Cityscape 4x6 Yearly Calendar which I printed on magnetic paper so I could stick it on my fridge.

Many other calendar project ideas may be found at the HP site and all over the internet—simply Google or Bing or whatever makes you happy—and you’ll find a free printable calendar somewhere.


Thimbleanna said...

They're all beautiful June! I love that you printed and bound them yourself. I gave family members calendars containing pictures that I took of them and other family members this year -- they were a big hit. For me, I did a calendar of some of my favorite projects. I had mine done on-line though -- not nearly as cool as yours!

Diane Schuller said...

I love how you've put these together so creatively and with your own personal flair. Your husband's photography is gorgeous!

Bridgett said...

Once again...beautiful!