Wednesday, December 7, 2011

crafty christmas countdown: cute & easy gift idea


So I saw this cute gift idea the other day and I loved it!  I decided to make one for my mom, sister, and sister-in-law for Christmas.  My mom has a lot of grandkids' birthdays to keep track of so I thought this might come in handy.  Here's my version:


Papers, stickers, and die cuts are Jillibean Soup; Scallop rotary cutter is We R Memory Keepers; stitched scallop border maker is Creative Memories; Cinch binding machine is We R Memory Keepers; buttons are Basic Grey and Creative Cafe.

So rather than use the clipboard, I decided to create covers using chipboard packaging I had saved and I bound them with my Cinch machine.  That way they can keep the calendars in a purse, or a drawer, or whatever.  And if you don't have a binding machine, the copy center at your local office supply store will do it for cheap.  It was super easy and I made three in one evening.

P.S. I shared a shoe-lace ribbon sewing technique on the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine blog yesterday.  Click here if you'd like to see the post with full instructions and step-out photos.

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