I have had a couple requests today for 2011 matchbook calendars, just so happens that I have been working on that very thing! I've done these for a couple years, you can find my original post and instruction for doing a hodgepodge way HERE For this year, I'm making a quick project even quicker by using staples. I've included very faint lines on the calendar template for cutting, the final size of the calendar will be 2 by 2.5 inches. So here is my new quickie method:
Print PDF and cut on lines, stack calendar.
Cut cardstock or double sided paper to 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches, score at 1/2 inch
Put calender into 1/2 inch pocket and staple at about 1/4 inch
Fold over top so that it catches in the lip, then crease the end
Now, you may be asking, why not just score the second fold....well, every time I try I end up with it too short to catch in the lip, or too long so that it buckles. Apparently I am score-challenged and this is the best way to insure (at least for me) that it gets creased in the right spot. The owl is cut from Straight from the nest at 1.5 inches, stamps are Stampin Up. Thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment, file for calender is below.