Friday, November 27, 2009

Flip Calendar tutorial

If you ordered the December embellishment kit from the scrap-room, you received a set of 12 Maya Road Calendar Sheers that are perfect for creating a desktop calendar and for gift giving!


[ Supplies used: Webster's pages home for the holidays paper, maya road sheer clock, basic grey ribbon, numbers cut with cricut cartridge base camp ]

1.) Cut background patterned paper to 6.5” wide x 5.5” high. Ink edges.
2.) Cut coordinating patterned paper to 6” wide x 4” high. Ink edges.
3.) Adhere coordinating ribbon across the top of the smaller piece of patterned paper, approximately ½” down from the top edge, as shown. Add small bow to the right side. Adhere this piece on top of background paper,as shown.
4.) Add large 2010 numbers (approximately 2.5” high) onto the small piece of patterned paper.
5.) Punch (2) holes along the top of the page, as shown. Add rings.
NOTE: If your background paper is not a heavy weight of paper, you might want to cut an additional piece of cardstock in the 6.5”x 5.5” size and adhere the entire front to the cardstock for added durability. I glued mine to a piece of chipboard.

(Create 12 pages with desired patterned papers and cardstocks. You will need the following elements for each page.)
(1) 6.5” wide x 5.5” high cardstock background (For continuity, create all 12 calendar pages from the same color of cardstock.)
(1) 6” wide x 4” high cardstock page mat
(1) 3.25 wide x 3.5” high patterned paper piece (For Calendar side)
(1) 2.75 wide x 3.5” high patterned paper OR cardstock piece. (For Photo mat) (Punch one 3.5” edge with scalloped border punch, if desired.)
(1) 3.25” thin ribbon (or coordinating cardstock strip)
(1) 2” wide x 3” high photo (with white border, if desired)
(1) 2010 Calendar Sheer**
(1) 2-3/8” White Circle (or whatever shape will mat your Calendar Sheers)

1.) Adhere 6”x 4” cardstock mat to the cardstock background piece, leaving a small margin around the bottom,left and right edges.
2.) Adhere 3.25”x 3.5” patterned paper piece (Calendar side) to one edge of the cardstock mat, leaving a small margin around the top, bottom and one side.
3.) Add the thin ribbon across to the piece of patterned paper from step #2, as shown.
4.) Adhere the Calendar Sheer to the white circle (or other shaped mat). Add a brad at the top and affix the Calendar Sheer to the ribbon where the brad is located so that the Sheer appears to be hanging from the ribbon by the brad.
5.) Mount your photo onto the 2.75”x 3.5” patterned paper OR cardstock piece. (Photo mat)
6.) Adhere this matted photo next to the patterned paper piece with the Calendar Sheer. (Leave a narrow margin of cardstock showing on the outer edge, as shown.
7.) Punch (2) holes in the top of the calendar that correspond with the (2) holes punched in the Calendar Front piece.

NOTE: Alternate the Calendar Sheers left and right between pages so that your pages won’t all bunch to one side once assembled.


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