Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bind-it All Calender

I have made a start on some stocking fillers for Christmas, as these are quite time consuming its a good job I have. Now I have got the idea others should be a bit faster though.

Materials -
  • Karen Foster Calender pages
  • Core'dinations card and designer papers
  • Bind-it All and wires I used 1/2" but if you add more embellishments you may need a larger one
  • Cricut with ALphalicious cart ( you could use stamps etc for the date though)
  • Preprinted calender books, available in most stationers for about 15p
  • Nestabilities scalloped circle at 3 1/2"
  • Chalks
  • Glue and DS Tape
  • Corner rounder

First cut 3 pieces of card at 6 1/2" x 4" (cover 2 0f these) and 1 piece at 4" x 4" and cover with designer papers, the last larger piece is used as the front cover. This piece I chalked on the edges and mounted a piece of matching designer paper on (all edges are chalked to save me keep saying it) Then do your date and add that to the cover.

Cut 12 pieces of card at 6" x 4" for the month pages.
Cut the Month papers with the nestabilities
Seperate the date pages
Assemble the pages with a month circle and date sheet as per the photo's, leave a small gap at the top for the binding holes and add embellishments as you wish, but remember to make sure it will still go in the bind-it all
To Assemble
First score the 4" x 4" piece in the centre so it folds the mountain fold will go up to fold it flat
Punch both sides of this piece and the top and bottom (short sides) of the 2 designer paper covered pieces (not the front cover)
Bind the small piece on both sides to the 2 larger pieces as shown
Punch your calender pages and the cover on the top short edge.
Now arrange your pages in month order with the cover on top then bind this together and there you have your calender.
** The bottom of the calender and cover pages are NOT bound at the bottom, it won't flip over if you do!!

I think this makes sense, hopefully the photo's will help to see what I mean :-) If not this lady makes a calender which is not the same as mine but the bottom part is so you can watch that bit to see how its done here

I am going to make a box for these to go in as the binding at the folder part means they are a bit bulky for an envelope.


  1. brilliant idea Sandra, love it xx

  2. WOW!!!! Great idea! Thanks for video!
    Beautiful calendar!


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