Sturdy & Reusable Chipboard Calendar

Sturdy Chipboard Calendar

My friends over at Splitcoastampers signed me up to present a project today and as it worked out I wanted to create a really nicer and sturdy calendar that I could use year after year by simply replacing the calendar sheets and that’s just what I did.  I used scrap chipboard pieces, but quite frankly you could use cardboard, cereal boxes, anything to make a sturdy calendar.

I believe you are going to love creating this project for a “sturdy” and “reuseable”  mini desktop calendar holder.  Next year, just stamp out new calendar sheets or order a calendar refill.  I used the Days to Remember Stamp Set to create my own 2022 calendar pages.  It was super easy to align using my Stamparatus.  It’s a perpetual calendar you can use for a lifetime of calendars!!! 

The calendar size I created has a small footprint, 3 1/2″ X 4-1/4″, by 2″ wide.  I didn’t want it taking up too much of my precious work surface space (I need all I can get).  You can however make the calendar a lot larger, with lots more embellishments, etc.  Make it your own!

 The binder rings I used on this photo is 1″, which are way to big for my calendar, I have ordered smaller binder rings, at 3/8″ and 3/4″, I will update my photo with them once they come in.  Another idea to use to use a Spiral Ring machine, I use a Cinch Binding Machine and plan to use it it for the calendars I create as gifts for my friends.  I will also share a photo of that completed project once my spiral rings come in as well. 

I know you’re thinking why didn’t she do that before putting out this post/video.  Well, I wanted to get this in your hot little hands in case you also wanted to created some last minute gifts or New Year’s gifts for family and friends. 

Supplies Used

The supplies I used for this project:

Chipboard, Cereal Box, Cardboard, etc. (non-Stampin’ Up!)
Basic White Cardstock 12 X 12
Thick Basic White Cardstock 8 1/2 X 11
Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/2 X 11
Paper Snips
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tear & Tape
Tyvek Envelope (Non-Stampin’ Up!/Optional)
Playful Alphabet Dies
Stamparatus
Paper Trimmer
Days to Remember Stamp Set
Welcoming Woods Stamp Set
Balmy Blue Classic Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Binder Rings (non-Stampin’ Up!)
Colorway Arts Corner Tool (colorwayarts.com) (non-Stampin’ Up!)
Crop-O-Dile II (non-Stampin’ Up!)
 
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The Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper I used on the video will be available on January 4, 2020 if you are not a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.  Its one of the FREE gifts with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  It’s on page 12 of the Sale-Bration Mini Catalog.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the 2022 Mini Catalog/and 2022 Sale-A-Bration mini catalog, and/or interested in signing up to be a demonstrator, please reach out to me and I will get back with you as quickly as possible.
 

Easy to Follow You Tube Video below for you below

 

Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, none of us are promised tomorrow!

About Gloria

A wife, mom, grandmother and lover of all things crafty. I enjoy sharing projects with you frequently and I love to hear feedback from you. I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would love to help you with any crafting products you may need. I have a great team and hope you will consider joining the Stampin' Up Family!

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