Friday, 30 January 2009

I know its already the end of January but I really didnt get the chance to create this any sooner BUT then again there are still 11 months still to use it lol!!


Requirements –

  • Sheet of chipboard 15cm by 30cm

  • Patterned paper

  • Embellishments
  • Printout of templates

Directions –

Tear two strips of patterned paper and adhere them to each side of a piece of patterned paper cut to 8cm by 30cm.


Cut the strip of chipboard into the following sized rectangles – Two pieces of 15cm by 10cm & Two pieces of 15cm by 5cm


Lay the chipboard pieces on the back of the piece of patterned paper you just created in the following order; 10cm by 15cm, 10cm by 15cm, 5cm by 15cm and 5cm by 15cm. Remember to leave a small gap of approximately 2mm between each piece and adhere to chipboard. Sand all edges to neaten but the bottom edge where there is an overhang as this will be used to complete the spine.


Repeat on the reverse with another piece of patterned paper to cover the inside of the spine. Score along each of the gaps you created between each of the chipboard pieces and gently fold into position. Glue the flap you left earlier to the other edges to secure both edges together. Adjust each of the folded edges until the cover spine sits flat.


Print out each of the templates below, simply save each JPeg to your computer and print at an A4 size.

2009 calendar template

Dates template

Cut each into sections, arrange in order and staple together to create 2 mini books.


2 comments: said...

Oh this is fantastic! Thanks so much for the printable templates too! Very cool. I'll be linking.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's so neat! Thank you very much, this would be perfect for my computer desk area!