Monday, November 10, 2008

2009 Matchbook Calenders - UPDATED CALENDER

Need a small gift to mail in a card or stuff a stocking? How about a matchbook calender? They are great for purses or in the car. To make yours:

1: Create a calender in word using the tables OR print the calender I've attached (you may download for personal use, but please do not redistribute the file)and cut along the light gray lines.
2: Clip calender together and apply a think bead of Modgepodge along the top - this will allow you to peal off each month-it will take about 15 minutes to dry. OR you can staple, sew, use brads - whatever suits your fancy.

3: Make your cover:
Cut a piece of paper 6 x 3 inches - double sided designer paper works great
Fold bottom up at 1/2 inch. Adhere with glue or staples, but be sure no more that 1/4 inch is tacked down-small glue dots or tombo run right on the score work perfect.

Fold top down so that it just goes into the bottom lip - now you have a matchbook

Decorate the top with stickers, stamps, or die cuts

4: Insert your calender with a strong adhesive

Make lots, everyone will want one!
NOTE: the first calender had a typo, if you'v downloaded, delete and take a new one:

7 comments:

Debbie H said...

Thanks for the adorable idea, I love it!

Deb H

Deb said...

Shirley,
Thanks so much for the great idea.
It will be great for stocking stuffers.

Deb

Marjorie said...

I downloaded your PDF file. Thanks for sharing. This is a neat idea!

lizzyj said...

These are so cute, perfect for in a gift basket or an add-on gift.
Thanks!!
Lizzyj

LiveLaughScrap said...

I love these. The ladies in my family are going to get them along with the ornaments they are getting.
TFS,
Lori

911barb said...

Thanks so much. What a neat idea.
barb911

MoCutz said...

Thank you so much, will be using these!