Monday, January 5, 2009

Get Organized! Make a Calendar for 2009!

Now that the new year is here, I have been searching for great ideas to make personalized calendars. I found a few that I wanted to share with you in hopes you would be inspired to create!

Calendars are great rubber stamping projects. They allow you to create and customize endlessly. They even make great gifts - just add personalized birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions to your finished project and voila - an instant gift for Grandma. You can create from scratch, or even alter an already existing calendar! The possibilities are endless.

The calendar to the left was created by Erin Blair using a 9x9 inch clipboard. The clipboard hinge makes it easy to hang anywhere - or take it on the go! I like this one because you can easily change the months and even use the clipboard for something else later! The clipboard backing is a perfect surface for quickly writing dates on your calendar.

I like this next calendar because of its more
modern appeal. This one was created by Natsumi. Just take an old CD case and switch out your custom made calendar each month. It has a built in stand, it's sleek, and you could even add embellishments to the outside of the case (I'm thinking Prima flowers!).

This version would be nice as a desk calendar for all those working moms and dads out there. Adding pictures of loved ones would make a perfect Mother's Day, Father's Day, or even Valentine's Day gift. I'm sure they would be showing it off all over the office!

This last one is my personal favorite! It was created by lzappa courtesy of Crafty Secrets. She altered a pocket calendar that she bought at the Dollar Store! What a fabulous idea!

This project is fast and easy! Perfect for carrying around in your purse to keep yourself organized. And... when you whip it out in the grocery store, everyone is going to be "ooohing" and "aaahing" and ask you where you got your stunning calendar!

I hope this inspires you all to start your customized calendar today! Use it for 2009, or make an awesome Special Occasions Calendar that you can use year to year - just include all your friends and families birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions in it. That way, you will never forget to make them one of your fabulous handmade cards ;)

Here is a link to a 2009 Calender Template that leaves space above for stamping, adding pictures, and altering. Click here for link. Be sure to print it out on scrap paper first to plan out your idea. Use heavy weight paper or cardstock for the finished calendar.

Need some supplies? We carry these fabulous calendar stamp sets at! Click on the link to the right of the picture to take you right to your favorite stamp set! Have fun creating, everyone! ~TERRA Don't forget about the January 1 BLOG CONTEST That ends January 10! Over $750 in products you could win!!!!!!

Autumn Leaves Clear Messy Dates

Melissa Frances Clear Numbers and Frames

Crafty Secrets Clear Calendar SM

Hero Arts Clear Whimsical Months

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  1. Sooooooooo kewl! Thanks so much for the template!

    PS: Did you ship my white embossing powder yet?!? I keep getting notices from eBay that I haven't paid but I did ... so I'm not sure WHAT the heck's going on!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  2. O...M....G! How Fabulous are THESE? My fav is the clipboard...but the others are equally as clever and rockin! WOW!

  3. Beautiful idea!!
    Hugs from México and happy 2009.

  4. wow, was für ein toller kalender.
    und die stempel sehen fantastisch aus.
    lg gila

  5. Thank you for the comments you made on my blog about my work, means alot! thank you!

  6. What did you use to do the little desk calendar as a stamp? I looked on the site but couldn't find one that looked like it fit! I want to make my own save the dates and it is showing to be hard to find the right calendar stamp!



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