Get started early this year with your Christmas Gifts…these Calendars are just so easy to make!
CD Calendars and Desktop Calendars are so appealing to all of us because it is such a handy way to showcase our photos and our awesome Digital Skills!
They look perfect nearly anywhere at Home or in the Office.
And with the gorgeous templates available in the TDC Boutique it is so easy to make a custom gift box to match this one of a kind Calendar. Not only does it look great but it is ever so practical!
I used the following Digital Supplies:
- Epson Premium Matte Photo Paper
- 4 x 12 inch Chipboard
- Scissors/Craft Knife
- Cropodile/Hole Punch
- 2 Medium Book Rings
- Double Sided Tape/Adhesive
- Bone Folder
- Metal Ruler
- Extras: Embellishments, Flowers, Buttons, Ribbons, Stickers etc.
Open the Calendar Templates in your photo editing program. Clip the Papers from your digital kit to the template. I re-sized my calendar template to fit inside the box template; I re-sized it by 85%. I could fit 4 calendar pages per printed page and then I printed additional papers for me to use my MM Slice to cut out cute shapes and I also added a few embellishments from the digital kit to coordinate with the calendar.
I scored and folded my Chipboard at 1 inch, 5 inches, 0.5 inches, 0.5 inches and 5 inches as seen in the image.
Just modify my instructions to suit your templates need…you can go bigger or smaller.
On the outer 1 inch flap apply your double sided tape an adhere the sides together to make a little desktop stand.
Measure and Mark where you wish to punch your holes and using your Cropadile/Hole Punch make holes for the book-rings.
Use the same markings for your calendars and make a hole template to ensure they are all in the same place.
Decorate as desired with flowers, die cuts, ribbons, buttons etc.
Please note that I did not use photos because it is still to early in the year for me; my kids grow so fast and I love to include current photos for friends and family…what is great about these calendars are that you can make them ahead of time and add pictures later.
What is a great gift without the packaging?
Score and fold along the dotted lines. Apply adhesive on the smaller flaps and adhere to make a box.
I made a card using the scraps from the extras I printed.
Just a perfect fit for the calendars…
Have a look at the completed project…now wouldn’t you like to receive one just like this?
Other Articles by Mari Koegelenberg:
- Envelope Travel Album - June 23rd, 2011
- The Doilie Project goes Hybrid! - July 12th, 2010
- Cupcake Boxes and your Die-Cutting Machine - April 15th, 2010
- Easy Printable Christmas Advent Calendar - December 4th, 2009
- Trick or Treat!!! - October 30th, 2009