With the New Year around the corner I decided to show you how to make a Perpetual Desk Calendar to usher in 2012. It is a simple, yet stylish way to make sure you always know what the date is no matter the time of year.
Fancy Pants supplies:
Off to School: Strips patterned paper
Off to School: Flash cards patterned paper
Off to School: no. 2 pencils patterned paper
Off to School: Favorite teacher patterned paper
Off to School: School year patterned paper
Off to School: Chipboard banner stickers
Artist Edition: Black chipboard alphas stickers
Tombow Hook & Loop adhesive tabs
Variety of small punches
Download & print box templates (you can download the pdf here.)
Select your patterned papers, embellishments & download & print out the box templates onto cardstock.
Once you have cut your box shape out of cardstock, score fold lines & assemble.
Your boxes will look like this~ x2 cubes will sit comfortably on top of the rectangle box.
Cut x6 squares of patterned paper to decorate your x6 sided cube & x6 pieces to decorate your rectangle box. Use your box template as a guide for the sizes.
Adhere to boxes.
Cut x12 labels from no. 2 pencils patterned paper. You will need the following alphas: Box 1= 0,1,2,3,4,7; Box 2= 0,1,2,5,8,9 ( the 9 will double as the 6).
Adhere labels & alphas to cubes & decorate with layered punched shapes. Remember to keep your embellishments as flat as possible.
Stick a hook & loop tab in the centre of the x2 chipboard banner shapes.
Create your 'month' labels from a piece of School year patterned paper & chipboard alphas. Stitch through for added strength, when pulling on & off the box.
Place your completed cubes on their stand & find 'set' today's date!
(NB: For longevity I would Modge-Podged this project, to protect it from finger prints & dirty marks. It'll make it stronger too.)
If you enjoyed this tutorial, I would LOVE to see your versions of it on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page.
Happy holidays Fancy Pants Fans! May the rest of 2011 & 2012 be fantastic in every way!