Did you see the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit on page 17 of the Occasions catalog? I’ve been wanting to make a perpetual calendar, so I grabbed this one on my preorder. When it arrived, I was a bit disappointed. I didn’t contain clear instructions for decorating, but rather a bunch of dull black & white photos on an enclosure. I wasn’t impressed. I wanted a kit with step-by-step color instructions. sigh But I managed because I ended up just doing my own thing. In the end, it’s probably better that way anyway. For the first 9 months or so I was really trying to only use the coordinating stamp set and the Gorgeous Grunge stamps, but then when I got to the Fall/Winter holidays, I pulled out my other stamps to make my calendar even more special.
Also, I wanted to have this hanging on the magnetic board in my craft room, so I changed it a bit. I used my Cinch binding machine to bind it together. I added a heavy duty eyelet to the back and used twine to tie a magnet to the calendar. Then I used the fancy gold clip to just hold the pages closed. Here are the results:
It looks nice hanging in my craft room and this way maybe I’ll do a better job of remembering birthdays!
**Note: These items aren't available yet, but they will be as of January 6th!**