Monday, September 30, 2013

Purse Sized Mini Calendar by Michelle

Michelle Giraud wanted to design a 2014 purse sized calendar with pockets for notes, receipts, pictures, etc.... so she used SRM's 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" Glassine Bags as the pages.  

First she lined up the pages and glued them together on the left side with a very thin line of glue. Michelle just wanted it to hold together when she stitched it.  Then she cut the covers to fit over the front and back with enough room for a fold over flap at the top to cover the opening of the pockets.  The front cover measures 3 7/8" x 6 7/8".  For the back she added about 2" to the length then added an embellished edge.  Once all the layers were lightly glued together she sewed them on her machine.  It took a little bit to get the needle started, but luckily enough it did go through all 14 layers!

Michelle added a little velcro to hold the top flap down and reinforced it with stitched on cardstock so it holds in place.  She decorated the front with a 2014 Year of Memories sticker, a strip of Black Sticker Stitches and a sentiment from SRM's Calendar Companion

The inside pages each have a larger month sticker and a little square image sticker, both from Calendar Companion.  Michelle also used the 2014 Standard Mini Calendar for the month on each page.  She likes how the glassine envelopes let you see the notes inside the pocket.  Just think how cute it will be once she fills it in and adds some pictures as well. 

Love the card stock inside where you can jot down Birthdays for that month.

Love the images on each page that coordinates with the month.  SRM's Calendar Companion is perfect for this project.

And here are all of the pages all lined up inside the holder that Michelle created.  How fun!

Here are the 3 SRM Stickers that Michelle used on her project.  

What a perfect gift this project would make for friends, family, teachers or co-workers.  Time to get started on creating Christmas gifts, don't you think?


Ravengirl said...

I just love this! What a great idea!

Patti J said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I always do a calender for or with my card classes at our December get-together. This is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sheila H said...

Clever and oh so cute!