Friday, December 19, 2008

Bind It All Desktop Calendar

OK, so as I mentioned in my post last night, I was trying to figure out what to do for a little gift for Kyle's teacher when I was looking through all the blogs on my Google Reader and found something on Kristina Werner's that clicked! She had linked up her roommate's blog and she had little calendars and I thought this would be perfect.

My original plan was to put it in a CD case, but decided I didn't like the look of that. Just before I went to work, I looked up desktop calendars made with the Bind It All and found some great stuff on the Bind It All blog. That then linked up to a little video on how to make this type of calendar. When I went to work, I picked up the paper I'd need and then did this when I got home at 10pm after work last night. You'll notice I lifted the cover design from the one on the BIA blog because when I was finishing at almost midnight, I was a little lacking in creative inspiration! I so love how it turned out though that I want to make more!

Supplies: Calendar from Jen. Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Sandylion. Chipboard for covers. Bind it All machine and O-wires. Polka dot paper on cover is American Crafts. Numbers on cover are American Crafts Vinyl Thickers. Gemstones are Hero Arts. Flower punch is McGill. Scalloped punch used on cover is Fiskars Threading Water Punch. Misc gem for flower. Ink for distressing is Palette Noir Black.

Please feel free to ask any questions you have, but this was a surprisingly easy project and only took about 2 hours (other than printing off the calendar and that didn't take long)! I think I need to make more! And maybe even one for me!



Theresa said...

Cool looking calendar. I may have to try that. LOVE my Bind-it-All

Pat said...

Colleen I love this calendar! And thank you so much for the links. I have had a bind it all for a while & haven't used it. I think I'm not sure how to use it.

Creative Junkie said...

I absolutely LOVE this - especially the color combo you used.

Her teacher is going to love it!

Pat said...

Colleen what size is this? I really want to do one now.

Jen said...

This looks so great! Thanks for ordering :) Wish I could see what others may have's so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Lea Sanders said...

Hi, Colleen,
I'm glad my original BIA blog calendar provided you with so much inspiration!

Happy holidays,

Pat said...

Colleen thanks so much for the info! I really appreciate this.

Janet said...

Wow Colleen...I'll have to keep tis in mind! I wimped out this year and bought something! Love the design and colors...way cool!