2010 CD Calendar Template by Mari Koegelenberg
Slim CD Jewel Case (available at office supply stores) – the front of the case needs to open more than 180 degrees (i.e. the front folds backwards) in order for it to hold the calendar properly. I’ve found most slim jewel cases do so…
Paper to print on – Epson Premium Matte Paper or Photo Paper of your choice
Photo Editing Software – I used Photoshop
Mari’s template comes with instructions and both .png and photoshop files. I used the photoshop files plus the Mocca Strawberry Flip kit to create my pages. The calendar base (with the scallop edges) is one portion, and you can add in the months as appropriate. Of course, you add in your photos and decorate embellishments as well! Once you’re done playing, print it out, 2 per page. Mari’s template also comes with a style file to add outlines to your finished pages for cutting purposes, but I actually got by without then.
I also created the cover page and a blank page for the case. Cut out your images.
Here you get an idea of what my pages look like. The snowflake on the January page is from Jan Hosford’s recent 12 Days of Christmas Freebie for Digichick Newsletter subscribers.
Another idea for the calendar is to shrink down the actual calendar portion so that you can add in your own “dates to remember” or journalling about whatever photo is featured…
Or if you would like a year at a glance option, you can do that as well. I simply took all the months and placed them on one page, added a background paper, photo and elements and came out with this letter sized calendar.
Hybrid items like these are great low cost, personalized gifts. What are you waiting for? Get started on your own!! Don’t forget to post them in the Digichick Gallery for everyone to admire, too!
Other Articles by Linda (yamstamps):
- Votive Covers - July 5th, 2010
- Personalized Travel Mug - June 14th, 2010
- Travel Challenge - with a Give Away! - May 23rd, 2010
- Quick Hybrid Album - May 10th, 2010
- Quick and Easy Pinwheel! - April 12th, 2010