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This weeks project has been making a 2018 art journaling calendar! I have tried getting into art journaling but it has been difficult for me as it for me doesnt have a specific purpose. I don’t know if anyone else feels the same way but I like making things dedicated a purpose – and by combining a calendar and art journaling it gives it a purpose and I think I can just squeeze in 30 minutes every month to do next months picture.
You can print the months out from Calendar. The calendar holder I made by using two hinged rings (ID: 3cm) and thick Whisper White card with the following dimensions:
2 pieces of thick Whisper White measuring: 8″ x 4.25″
Score one piece at 1.5″ and 7.5″ – this is the front
Score the other piece at 0.5″ and 2″ – this is the back
It’s quite simple to assemble. The half inch edged is where you apply fast fuse and you want it put together so it makes a triangle with it scored in the middle on the “foot” – makes it possible to fold the calendar flat.
Reinforced cardboard pieces measure 5.25″ x 4″ and I used two of those to make sure it holds its shape. I also used Fast Fuse to glue with.
I had it standing for two weeks without the reinforcing cardboard and it was starting to bend so I definitely recommend adding them even though you are using thick Whisper White. I got the cardboard from the speciality paper packs. It’s often used to protect the paper from bending. I always keep these for other projects.
I printed the months directly on normal Whisper White and cut them to the suggested size on the print.
I made the holes by using a – yeah I have no clue of what it is called – it says a Silent Setter by Provocraft but that was because I didn’t have anything else to hand. A hole puncher can also be used or the thing you make holes in belts with. My holes are 0.5cm wide but 0.3 cm may just work as well and then this circle punch would be ideal!
I just marked where I wanted my holes with a pencil and used the tool to make holes with.
In my calendar holder holes are about 1.5″ in from the side and 1.25″ down from the top edge. On my month pieces holes are at 0.75 in from the side and from the top edge.
What is really neat about this calendar is you can easily open the hinged rings take out a month decorate it and put it back. There is no stress of needing to decorate 12 months on the same day as making the calendar.
I used the Beautiful Peackock stamp set from the Sale-a-bration 2018 Catalogue (SAB) and the Celebrate You Thinlits dies also from the SAB Catalogue. One tip is to make sure your background is dry before adding any embossing powder. I also used my embossing buddy very generously to avoid powder sticking where it shouldn’t! You never know with embossing powder – one minute it is well behaving in the pot, next minute it’s all over your desk!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks project which didn’t take me any longer than 1-2 hours to make including fixing the printer and work out where to score and punch holes!
Supplies for making calendar:
2x hinged rings (ID 3cm) – from Amazon
2x Thick Whisper White Card
6x Whisper White Card – For printing months on – Calendar
A tool to make 0.3-0.5cm holes with
Scoreboard with bone folder
Paper guillotine or paper trimmer
Supplies used for decorating on pictures:
Beautiful Peacock stamp set (P. 7)
Celebrate You thinlits dies (P. 17)
Seasonal Decorative Masks – Retired
Make up sponge – to blend ink with
Elegant Eggplant card
Soft Sky ink pad
Lemon Lime Twist ink pad
Tranquil Tide ink pad
Copper Embossing Powder
Clear wink of Stella – added on “amazing”
Fine-tip glue pen