recycle project no. 10 - 2008 calendar
There are so very many tempting calendar options out there but over the weekend I decided that I wanted to make my own (even though I still have a doll house in the wings and another gift tag idea coming). I also decided that I want to continue my effort to use what I have here at home. So here is my 2008 calendar using eco-friendly paper (the same that I use for my cards) and tidbits of fabric and colored/textured paper.
Yes, this project would be easier if I just printed out the letters of the months using some fancy patterns and/or colors. But cutting them out and showing fabric or colored paper through the negative space is sooo much more interesting. The letters are easy to cut out because I picked a "chunky" font with very little detail and mostly straight lines. If I had enough wall space (no such luck though) it would be nice to hang these all up without anything behind them and just count on the shadows for a nice effect.
As an example I used only fabric here - upholstery, linen and felt.
I thought this would be a great idea for my recycle series and a way to start offering my new templates. So, if you are inspired enough to try this out I'm offering a downloadable PDF with all the templates and how-to information on my site. Many of the scraps of colored paper, newsprint, magazines and fabric that you probably already have will work well for this project. All instructions are in English but the templates are available for English, Spanish and French calendars. If you'd like a different language just let me know.
This is the first PDF that I will be selling so if you purchase it and anything is unclear please let me know. I'm still figuring out the whole automatic download thing so for now I will email you the PDF directly once it is purchased.
I'm happy to start taking my first step into selling templates (I mentioned thinking about it a few posts back) because the creative part involved in this is something I truly enjoy. I hope you find them fun to follow as well.
Remember that the goal of my projects is for you to use what you have. Enjoy!