Funny how the things that you think Oh I can do that quickly, no problem always end up taking a lot longer than you think. The flip side of that is, very occasionally, something you expect to take forever ends up being so quick there isn’t even time for your cup of tea to go cold before it’s done!
My doily calendar is perhaps the first one I made that had a horizontal orientation – all of the other 3×4 PL style calendar cards were always vertical. I finally had a request to re-orient them vertically. I had always intended to do it, but just never got around to it.
I replied to the comment saying that I was sure I could do it, just no idea when. Guess what? I took me like 30 minutes to do. BAM What? (watching teen girl TV with DD gives me some references that I am really too old to use, obviously) It all came down to a lucky coincidence. The quirks of Intaglio mean that I tend to group, arrange and align things over and over. I just don’t really bother with layers. In this case, when I opened the working file, all the month stuff (month name, year, day strip and date block) were all grouped as one object, and the doily was grouped and masked with the 3×4 “card.” That meant it was pretty much a two click process to change it from horizontal to vertical, the placing the month block pleasingly and exporting to PDF. Done.
Download it here – and if you like it, say thanks to Ronna who asked for it.
I’ll try to do an overview post for the 2017 calendars I’ve done so far very soon. In reviewing my posts I see there are more than I realized. And I also have a few 2018 ones that match, for those who use them to make gifts.