Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CD Case Calendars

Hi Everyone!

I never got a chance yesterday to blog, or for that matter even have much time to check email. It was a very busy day at work between my two hospitals. In total I attended seven deliveries in 24 hours. My body aches today! I hope it proves to be a better day today!

Before January gets away from us all together, I wanted to tell you about what one of my resolutions is this year! It's not a new one, it is one I try (but usually fail) to do each year! LOL!
In an effort to stay in better touch with my loved ones, I have put in place a system so that I can send out birthday and other occasional cards as the need arises. I decided to make a calendar that can be inserted into a CD case and displayed at my desk that will tell me all the important dates for the month. I have highlighted all the birthdays and holidays and also included photos of my family members who have their birthday or anniversary during that month.

Here are pictures of this year's calendars that I made. I had so much fun with my daughter Leah one weekend when she was home over the Christmas/ New Year holidays. She made a calendar for herself too. Hers was all Orange and Blue in Gator themes! It was adorable!

The Fine Print: DP: Scenic Route collection; CS: The Paper Co, and Bazzill; Brads: MM, Doodlebug; Flowers: Prima, MM and other unsure ones; Stamps: Hero Arts Months collection and Technique Tuesday Shadows, Rings and Little Things; Ink: SU; Nestabilities for frames and mats and Circle Punch.

On the back of each calendar page I have listed the days of the month where I have hand written in the birthdays or special occurrences for that month. I keep the list of special dates for the upcoming month out so that I can use it as a guide to help me prepare my cards for the next month so that they are ready to deliver on time.

I have to get cracking on a couple masculine cards this weekend! I have some to mail out next week already!!

If you are interested in making your own CD case calendar,

Here are step by step directions with pictures to show you how to turn a regular CD case into your calendar stand...

Paper Trey Ink also sells special cases that don't have the space where the insert usually goes. You might prefer to buy this type rather than use a standard CD case...

Here is a site where you can download calendar templates for free. Or if you would like some like mine, I can send you a PowerPoint Presentation that I have saved on my computer that you could use to print your own. Just email me or comment here if you would like that.

Here is an example of another person's sample from the Stamping Studio...

Have a great day and may your bucket always be overflowing with things that bring you joy!
Kelly :-)


Sharon said...

Adorable Kelly,

I made 2 of these before, they are so neat to make. I had totally forgot until you posted yours.


Scrappin and Yappin said...

Very cute Kelly! I'd like to make one of those too.
Maybe next year lol

The only problem I saw was my picture was missing on the November page :p