Monday, December 31, 2007

A New Year Gift For You!

I wanted to wish you all a happy New Year! I hope that all of your wishes and goals and desires come true this year . . . I am hoping to accomplish at least one of my many resolutions!

I wanted to give you all a little gift to help you get off on the right foot. I made these little desktop calendars for Asher's teachers for Christmas. I got the idea from Martha Stewart's website and thought, "Oh, easy, I can do that in one night!" WRONG!

First of all, the sizing was off (and I could not for the life of me figure out how to adjust the size of the PDF). Second of all, I just could not seem to cut the proper size for the jewel case (umm, I was in the hung-over from non-stop teacher gift giving stage of Christmas . . . cut me some slack!!:)

So, I decided to redesign the calendar myself. I didn't do much, I just used some free digital scrapbooking images from Shabby Princess and Two Peas in a Bucket.

Finally, at 2 in the morning, I was done. LOL! I decided that way too much effort went into these calendars to keep them to myself so I wanted to share them with you all. I hope that you enjoy it!

Steps for making yourself a cute desktop calendar:

1) Download PDF and print calendar pages onto a slight heavyweight paper.

2) Cut around the square box.

3) Take an empty jewel case (if you need to get some empty jewel cases you can get them in the electronics section at Walmart) and unsnap the cover. Turn the cover backwards and then resnap it.

4) Insert the months of the calendar behind the cover and change according to the month that we are in, duh?! He he!

5) I used some decorative scrapbooking paper to put in the backside of the jewel case so that it could look cute too!



MarilynH said...

2 in the moring? I am not that dedicated to teacher gifts, i guess. i would have said forget it if it involved staying up that late. LOL This is a cute idea! I'm savin' it for later! :)

kirsten said...

zoe, that's really cool! thanks!

mommysgirls said...

Thanks for the idea. I had to giggle at your smiley that they weren't there the whole time at the cabin. :) That's one reason I have that resolution to change my attitude towards her. It's time I think. It will be hard but I will at least try. :)

Lisa said...

Ugggg, looks like too much work for me. But, what a cute idea and way to transform it into a Zoe creation.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

pssst -
I just found an unopened bag of halloween treat sized boxes of DOTS I stashed away.

Lei said...

I am totally going to make these Zoe! Thank you!

Lei said...

pssst... email me or call when you get a chance, i have a ques. for you!

Lei said...

oh that's so weird - 2 different comments, 2 different days, EXACT same time.

Tee said...

Heppy New Year, Zoe! :)