Yep. I always forget that one of my commenters loves to both get a head start on her Christmas gifts AND to make mid-year gifts of 18-month calendars, so I have already made a 2018 calendar. Not the only one, remember? I have the Pretty CD version for 2017 and 2018 here.
I had forgotten requests in past years for calendar circles that can be punched using a 2″ punch. It is an easy one to make so here it is – for Michele, who asked, and anyone else who finds it useful!
Do be sure to download the actual PDF and not just grab the image! The .jpg will not be great quality and not the right size.
I had a request in the comments for the Pretty CD calendar on one sheet. In my head, that translated to one month per sheet.
This makes a big calendar – you could easily decorate the outer edges after masking off the centre month block for a unique calendar in your own style. Ideas I’ve used are inky stamping:
and Gelli printing:
But you could also just cut our the circle and add it to patterned paper or card – use double-sided card and you can make one with a month on one side and another on the other, for a flipable version! You can download that 12-sheet version here.
But I had a moment of doubt (after I had made the 12 sheet version) and got back in touch with the commenter to verify that was what she wanted, rather than the 12 months on one sheet. Yep. She wanted the 12 months on one sheet. So I made THAT one too.
The PDF is cropped to the edge of the image, so it will print centred on whatever paper size you select for your printer. And you can download the one-sheet here.
But because I had taken the time to do the 12 sheet version, I was ALSO able to easily create a 4-months-per-sheet version (download here)
and a 6-months-per-sheet version (although only sideways for this one (download here)
They can be used as full sheets or cut apart in various sizes for various uses. Any could work with projects like this:
and the smaller ones can be used to make tear-off calendars to add to other projects.
I always loved the cut-top circle version:
So if you find these helpful, say thanks to Elizabeth for asking!
I had a request for a LOVE template so I took the opportunity to update the original – I am going back to stretch the words so they produce a fuller fold. You can see the original post and download the PDF here (or in the Book Folding menu item at the top) but here is the preview:
I also have a couple of calendar requests to deal with. Watch this space….
While I don’t do it, I totally get the current craze for colouring-in. I loved colouring when I was a kid, and loved it best when I was a little older and the end result actually looked good.
In that spirit, here is a set of CD case calendar pages for you to colour in each month. Or give them to the kids to colour in for you. Practice your What a great job. I LOVE it! face.
And I am once again open to sending templates. Please keep the requests to three, and while I am happy to do them for people to make as gifts, or for a charity auction or sale, please keep it to personal use only.
I had a request for my keyring calendar, made bigger. I’ve resized it as specified, four to a page
and you can grab that here! There are no boundary lines so there is a little flexibility on the size.
As it says in the banner, I won’t have time to make and send book folding templates after today. But there are a number of templates that you might choose from in the menu up top. While you won’t be able to request specific names or images, generic ones like LOVE, FAMILY, PEACE, JOY, etc are all in there, as are a few full alphabets for you to construct your own template.
I’ll see how things go and will change the banner when/if I start sending them again.
I had a commenter ask for a Letterman-style single letter template. I immediately thought, what a great idea! and the more I thought about it the better it became.
The basic Letterman style letter is a bold, angular letter, outlines in white, with a thin-ish border.
You could opt to do the entire letter, with outline:
or maybe just ignore the border folds and do just the inner bit
I suppose you could do just the border part and omit the middle, although I am not sure how that would look. I can’t quite envision it, but it could end up looking pretty cool. OR you could ignore the middle bit and fold just the outer lines – if you doubt your ability to focus on just the outermost lines you might need to connect the lines across the white space.
The only issue with doing the full outlined letter is the size of the book needed! The A, with border, after a quick and dirty (and probably not 100% accurate, but if anything fewer pages than actually needed) count, is 600 lines – so at least a 1200 page book! I’m thinking a big old school textbook or maybe a dictionary….
Anyway, if you are game, go ahead and download the 26 page set here. Just print the letters you need then settle in with a strong cup of coffee and start counting…..
Last chance to get any requests in – I wont be able to make templates after the 12th, due to some family commitments and the holidays.
I had a request for one of my oldest calendars to be updated. The commenter particularly wanted the three sizes, as before. This was great, because I had been thinking that I had lost a function when I upgraded my Mac OS but it turns out they just moved it! I hate that. When we lived in the city, every freakin’ day M&S seemed to move stuff to a new place. I’d dash in, with a kid or two in tow, rush right to where the milk was the day before and it would be…bacon, or cheese, or fruit. You just never knew.
But I digress….turns out the ability to automatically resize things by “printing” then saving as a PDF is still there, just not where it used to be.
And now, I thought you might like to see what one commenter, Melanie, made! So cute – this is the one I really wanted to do myself but haven’t had the time!
I can see what I planned, putting a red pompom in the nose area, will work perfectly. If I could figure out how to add a bulb, maybe a battery operated one, I would love that!
Here is the template again for anyone who wants to give it a go. And this is what it looks like:
As I mentioned, I usually do some sort of card that incorporates an ornament. Most years I do some sort of tree. The simple version is to print them and stick two back-to-back. The more fiddly, but 3D version is to stick three (or even four) in a ring. The flat one obviously works best if you want to mail it.
Here are some new ones for 2016!
These are 3d versions, and I’ve streamlined the process a bit.
After you print and cut three of any set, just crease slightly at the bottom
Just a bit of a pinch is all you need, rather than the full top to bottom centre score
Add a strip of double-sided tape like so, with a fat strip in the middle of one tree
Stick your hanger string/yarn/twine to the fat piece
then stick the sides. If there is a gap at the top, you can stick a button or a pom-pom or a punched star over it.
Of course you can punch a hole at the top and use them for tags, writing the To: and From: on the back.
The back-to-back sticking is super easy, so very quick for kids!
Traditionally, Black Friday kicks off the Christmas season for many. I made these little sets of tags for those who buy and wrap this weekend. That isn’t me, to be honest, but I tip my hat to those of you who are that organized!
A set of roly poly Santa’s first. Grab them here:
And a set of colourful trees next. Grab them HERE:
I tried to minimize the cutting, but you can round the corners, or cut them to a more tag-like shape.
You can also go back and grab any of the previous tags. I have been sorting out some little gifts myself and used these tags, which I still like a lot:
And if punching is your thing, these circle ones are perfect! They work well as card toppers too.
And these are still a particular favourite:
And for quick cards, these are still cute:
I’m working on some 2016 3D-trees, like these I’ve done for past years. I might have an easier method for assembly, I just need to play with them a bit more…
This post has the Scandi-style ones and links to three different printable versions.
The flat ones make up in minutes and give you a card and a small gift!
The WOYWW crop is tomorrow – and although have not really been able to take part recently, I am still planning on going! Maybe I’ll see some of you there? I should see if I can comment on blogger/blogspot blogs again, maybe it was just glitch that’s been fixed?