Ranger Cut & Dry Foam
12 manila envelopes about 6.5” x 3.5” – you can use pre-punched envelopes, or punch your own holes at the sealed end
Seasonal rubber stamps and embellishments
Assorted patterned papers
2 nesting square punches – 1.5” and 2”
Chipboard, patterned paper, number and letter stickers for cover (optional)
Using a small piece of Cut & Dry Foam, apply one colour of ink all over front and back of
Punch out calendar month with smaller punch, and stamp same image lightly on it
a piece of coordinated patterned paper with larger punch and use to mat
month. Cut another piece of patterned paper 6”x3” and use as a mat on
the envelope, remembering to punch a hole through.
Add matted month
Add seasonal embellishments and hole reinforcement
Repeat for the remaining months in the year, varying the colours, stamps and embellishments as necessary to suit the month and season. Now throughout 2008 you can add a wallet sized photo above the month, and tuck mementos from that month into the envelope!
make a cover for the book, cut a piece of chipboard 6.75” x 3.75” and
cover with patterned paper and embellishments as shown below
1. Feel free to substitute your favourite inks for the ones I used. You can also do away with stamping on the envelope and simply mat with your favourite patterned papers
2. You can highlight family members' birthdays on the calendar and use a photo of them that month
If you create this project I'd love to see it, so please come back and leave me a link!