Mini Calender Making

 There are the "ingredients".
 Head over to Mary Anne's Blog for the printable calenders. She has very kindly designed  and re sized some small enough for me to use. I usually make at least 10 of these every year - mostly for colleagues at school to use. The list of requests gets longer each year though. I usually make a little box of bag to pop them in , they make great little gifts at Christmas too.

 I mostly use up old stash - some of that bazzill card that I just HAD to have but never got round to using or I bought far too many sheets of.

 My board is from memo pads used in school - great recycling !!

These have to last a year , so , it needs to be sturdy and strong so I used both DST and a wet glue to cover the board with scraps of patterned paper.

 Distress stains are so easy to ink around the edges of everything.

 I keep embellishments to a minimum as I have a few to do  and again, I don't want anything to fall off.

 I use tiny stickers or liquid pearls or even teeny tiny stamps.

 All drying ready to punch a hole in the top left hand corner.

 The cover is decorated with die cut numbers and a die cut butterfly - stuck on with either a hot glue gun or , in this case, glossy accents. ( It's NOT coming off!!)

 I choose a charm or two - In this case I have used a book ring ( as it just happened to be on my desk) . I have also used key chains ( Tim Holz) or the cord that you can buy very cheaply on e bay.

 I have added some ribbon.

 Ready to go.

I have already started on the next one.
If you make some , DO leave a link so I can see yours.

Soojay xx


  1. These are so cute, and a great idea to make as gifts!

  2. These look fabulous Sue. What a lovely small gift or stocking filler.
    Toni xx

  3. What a neat idea and I like how they will fit in your purse.

  4. OMG!! Sue these are utterly incredible. You are just so brilliantly clever. What lucky people your friends are to get a wonderful gift like this from you. x

  5. Thank you for sharing, I just love these!

  6. wow i did not expect something so awesome I am not that crafty but may be able to do something a bit more simple
    you are so crafty [in the nice meaning of the word] thankyou for sharing


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