I started out with the small calendar and the calendar die. Added a little of this...tacked on a little of that...decided to package up some matching die cut felt magnets along with everything. Ended up with a super cute mini-organizational calendar that can be placed on the fridge. Not sure about you, but my fridge seems to be the command center. That silly little thing about keeping food cool is just the secondary function.
Here's a shot of the basic calendar with the slots from the calendar die holding it place. Everything else is just creative icing.
I cut, stamped, and stacked month "notes" on the top of the calendar die (cut from patterned paper covered chipboard). One could jot down upcoming events and holidays if they wanted. Just tear off the month sheets as time passes so the current month is always on top. Bound them with my Bind-It-All...one of my must have tools.
There's a pencil caddy on the right. A full sized pencil is too big for this project, so break a new one down to the appropriate size and sharpen it up before you gift it out. Nobody will know the difference.
A cute little binder clip in a matching color was pulled out of my stash for the left side of the project. Imagine attaching smaller sized receipts, coupons, and notes here.
The extra months are stored in a library pocket on the back. I will not lie, having 11 months in the pocket maxes it out. But only temporarily. By March, you'll hardly notice.
Here's a photo to show you how I arranged the magnets. The vertical strip to the left was necessary to hold/balance the weight of the calendar pocket. Otherwise, it would fall to the side when on the fridge or bulletin board.
Since things were working so well and I was on a roll, why not add to the gift with some felt flower magnets? Beautiful Bloom and Leaf Print dies made these super easy. Packaged them up in a clear envelope. I love it when things look so professional.
You could take it one step further and create a magnetized note pad with "Take Note" in matching colors. I don't have that set yet, but if I had, you'd better believe I'd have added it on.
Be sure to check out the other fun calendar projects from the team tonight. So much versatility in the product that I know without even looking that no two will be alike!
Stamps: Calendar Basics, Outlines Alphabet, It's Official, and Turning a New Leaf
Patterned paper: Dotti Biscotti
Dies: Beautiful Blooms and Leaf Prints, Calendar Basics die, library pocket
Perfect Match Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse
Perfect Match Ink: Dark Chocolate and Fresh Snow
Felt: Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse