12 x 12 monthly calendar project

Hello!  Happy Saturday!

Today I thought I’d share my 12 x 12 monthly calendar project.  I have been using this calendar for probably 8 or 9 years now and it has held up very well.  But it was in dire need of an updated topper and I finally got around to stamping one. 

Here’s a pic of the whole calendar…


…and here’s some close-ups so you can see the stamped topper better.  The left side…


and the right side…


When I first made the backing for the calendar, I started with a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and took it to an office supply store to be laminated.  I’m glad that I did that because several years later it is still in great condition. 

Next I printed out my calendar pages from the computer on regular 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper.  There are various programs that you can use.  The pages were laid onto the bottom of the laminated back and I punched two holes in the top corners to attach them with brads.

Then I cut a piece of 2 1/2″ x 11″ coordinating cardstock and decorated it with stamped images.  I also punched some holes in this piece…one on each side…to attach it with ribbon at the top.  This way it can easily be removed and replaced as needed.  It could be changed for each season or holiday if you wish!

Finally, after the holes are punched and the pieces are in place, you can attach some thin magnets to the back if desired so it can be hung on the refrigerator. 

Let me know if you make one…I’d love to see what you create!

stamps- SU! A Flower For All Seasons; paper- white, Buckaroo, Choc. Chip; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Labels 1 Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Mini Hearts punch, Copics, ribbon, magnets.

3 responses to “12 x 12 monthly calendar project

  1. Oh wow, another must do project for Christmas. What a great gift for nieces and nephews with all the birthdays, anniversries etc. filled in. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. This is SO cute, Diane! I love the four little squares at the top, and your coloring is FABULOUS!

  3. Well isn’t this a clever idea? Love this! And how perfect is that stamp set for a calendar! Great job, Diane! TFS!

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