It's time to prepare for the 2013 Technique Calendar!!
If you're joining us for the first time let me explain a bit about this calendar. Each year I share 12 different techniques to be paired with each month of the year creating a very personal and unique calendar to use yourself or give as a gift.
In the past we have made -
A CD Calendar (2010)
A Ticket Calendar (2011)
A House Calendar (2012)
this year I've decided to make
a Pennant/Banner Calendar!!
Below is the template I plan to use. I suggest cutting a piece of chipboard 5.5x 7.5". Place the piece of chipboard so it is Portrait style (short sides top & bottom), make a mark on the bottom edge of the chipboard at 2.75". Now make a cut from the upper corners to this 2.75" mark. You'll end up with a perfect pennant template to cut your foundation and technique papers.
I am going to be using recycled chipboard (from either cereal boxes or old game boxes) for the base of my calendar pages. I won't be working directly on these base pages, I will use separate cardstock or other papers for the techniques then glue the finished pages to the chipboard base. I find it's easier to do this than trying to find the "perfect" chipboard for each technique. It also allows me to cut all of the bases ahead of time.
Normally I use 6 pages and put a calendar on each side and display only the current month. But since we're using pennants this year you might choose to make 12 individual pages/pennants and actually string them all together to make a calendar banner so all 12 months are viewable at one time.
Now as far as the calendar goes you have many options out there. You may have a calendar maker in some program you already have or you might use one of these....
If you scroll down about 2/3rds of the way you'll see over a dozen different calendars to choose from.
I will begin sharing the chosen techniques next Monday so that gives you this weekend to cut your chipboard pages and decide which calendar you'd like to use, print and trim.
I always try to use products that are fairly common or can be substituted. With this in mind, I hope many of you decide to play along and share photos of your progress as we work through the months!