Here is the first on I made. I have enjoyed the calendar all year on my desk and have now given it a new life and it will bless someone else this coming year. I wanted this one to have a lighter feel so I used blue cardstock (8.5" x 5.5") and stamped it on the top portion with a newspaper text background stamp (IO) using Versamark ink. Because it darkens the cardstock colour it always coordinates. It was just as much texture as I was wanting. I trimmed the blue bird images (4" x 4") off the original photo calendar (4" x 6") and layered them onto 4.25" squares of black paper before I glued them to the top of the calendar pages. I printed another of the calendars I created for the first one, trimmed them to leave a slim border and glued them below the layered photos. I added a length of wide white gros grain ribbon in between and added a little flower sequin with a brad on the left hand side. I added all the flowers before I used double sided tape to affix the right hand side of the flagged ribbon which covers the back of the brad from the other side. I added a silver bull clip at the top to keep the pages together. The calendar can now be hung on a pin or nail, attached to any metal surface with a magnet or will stand on its own on the bottom edges of the pages.
Here are the rest of the pages I created for this calendar. Again, this is a double sided one - January to June are on one side and July to December are on the back.
I have really enjoyed creating these calendars for gift giving this year. I have more ideas for next year!!