FREE mini 2011 Printable Calendar by Very Merry Vintage Style
Just in time for the New year! this darling mini printable calendar caught my eye and I had to feature this project by "Very Merry Vintage Style." Thanks for sharing!
Here's what you will need:
I have designed a miniature printable tear-off calendar so that I wouldn't have to buy them and could make as many as I liked. You can print out the calendars from my Printables page here.
Print the calendar sheet on white or neutral colored paper. Cut each little square out (easier if you have a sliding blade cutter like this).
Stack the little mini calendar pieces together, in order of course! I like to keep them together with a few binder clips from Office Max but a paper clip will work in a pinch. You want to be sure that the edges are even before you use the adhesive, especially the top edge.
Take some rubber cement and dab it along the top edge of the calendar pages... it will make the stack of calendars into a tear-off notepad. I used about three coats of rubber cement, letting the calendars dry thoroughly between each coat.
When it's dry, you can take the binder clips off and get to the fun part! Cut a 5 1/2" square from one of your printed papers, and a 3" square from another coordinating paper.
I used some foam adhesive on the back of the smaller piece of paper to give it some dimension as well as adhere it to the other paper. You don't have to use it, you can use rubber cement or adhesive squares if you like. Be careful with regular glue, it might wrinkle up your paper.
Go ahead and put the stack of calendars on the smaller paper square with rubber cement or the little adhesive squares (not dimensional ones). From here you can do as much or as little extra embellishing as you want. I used a sponge rubbed over a brown ink pad to kind of age the edges, used glitter glue around the edges of the smaller square, and added some scrapbook embellishments here and there to add some glitz and glam.
I added a heavier cardstock backing to the printed paper to give this calendar some weight I cut this piece of card stock just a little bigger, it's a 5 3/4" square. If you wanted to send this as a greeting card, you could use a 5 3/4" x 11 1/2" piece of card stock folded in half and put your message inside the card.
I used a hot glue gun to attach a small ribbon to the back so I could use a push pin to hang the calendar on a bulletin board without piercing the paper.
I'd love to see your projects using the printable calendar--send me an email or a link!
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