Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chistmas is coming! Easel Calendars for Gift Giving

Christmas will be here before we know it! 

These simple little calendars make nice "tuck in" gifts to go along with your Christmas cards.  I think that teachers and co-workers would enjoy getting them too.

It's an A2 sized card.  Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock in half so that you have a piece that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.


Score in the center and then score again 2" from the edge.  This is the fold used to make a step card.

Cut another piece of cardstock 5 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I used heavy patterned paper on the green one.  Attach a print out calendar to this piece.  Then just center it on the folded side of your cardstock base and glue down.




Cut a piece of patterned paper 3 3/4 x 5  1/4 and adhere it to the bottom of the card.  Add a punch out, brad, flower or whatever you like to make a "stop" to hold the calendar upright and you're done.


I just Googled "free printable calendar" and found the one I used online.  Here's one link that I used:          
http://www.printable2011calendar.com
The second one has more options to print out on it.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a full year calendar like the one I used here.


I keep one of these on my craft table so it's handy and have given several of them away for desktop use.

Since they're A2 size, they fit perfectly in an envelope to mail.  If your family does a Christmas photo this would be a nice way to send those out too.  Just adhere your photo onto the space where the calendar fits and voila`!, instant photo easel frame.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Love this idea!!!!

TraciVee said...

What a great idea! And thanks for the tutorial complete with measurements and all! :)

Mamata said...

Great Idea!I have some free printable calendar stuff to share. At http://www.free-2011-calendar.com there are pocket calendars, wall calendars and blank calendars that could be filled with data and date of your choice. Go ahead, download, customize and print calendars. Congrats..!