First things first: If you downloaded a calendar from my post yesterday, DELETE IT FROM EXISTENCE!!! I tweaked the templates to fix a typo (January 2010 was misspelled "Janauary"), and now they're formatted so you can stack and cut all four pages at once (see instructions in yesterday's edited post). This will make your projects MUCH faster and easier to execute!
Why did I need a calendar, you might ask? Well, Sherry's having a birthday tomorrow (Happy B-day again, GF!), and we got together yesterday to celebrate in true papercrafting-geek style! She has developed some food allergy complication-type issues, so going out for lunch was not in the cards, and we've been trying to get together for-freakin'-ever to play with some of our stamping/crafting stuff, so she said for me just to come over and do that. I asked if she wanted me to come up with the "project du jour" and she was stoked to not have to think of something, so we made these:
It's a coaster box/desk organizer thingy, made with coasters and Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers... This side has the calendar (no duh, right?). The other three sides are:
A dry-erase side (transparency cut same size as coaster and attached over the top of the paper - I tried it and it really works!)
A cork board side... I have some thumbtacks around here somewhere that I'm going to add bling to to use here, but I haven't located them yet - may have to buy more...
A Post-It and flag side... Where are the flags, you're most likely wondering? Yeah, still at the office supply store - I'll buy them when I get my new thumbtacks, I guess. They'll go next to the little bee...
Want to make one of your own? Splitcoast Stampers has complete instructions here. I made a couple of changes. The first one is that I followed Sherry's thought of punching holes in the bottom coaster and looping the ribbon through them, instead of gluing the bottom on:
and I made a divider for the inside. To make the divider, cut 1/4" off the top of two coasters (cover both sides with dp first), then slit one halfway up from the bottom, and the other halfway down from the top, then slide them together and slide the whole unit inside the coaster box. I don't have anything holding them in place, they sort of just stay there on their own. And that's the whole story!
Sherry says I should post the card I gave her here, even though I posted it already looooong, long ago! She mentioned when I first made it that she wanted it, but I never got around to giving it to her until yesterday (great friend, huh?!) Anyway - here it is (again):
Okay - I'm out, kiddos! Have a great weekend, and see you next week!