Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Adorable CD Case Calendar Project
Well, Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and we have started to think ahead to some great projects that you can put together for those family members and friends on your shopping list! We have just added a great new project idea to the Design Shop! It is a great little calendar template, called MY YEAR TO REMEMBER 2010 - and the fun thing is, that when trimmed up, all the pages fit all nice and tidy in a CD case! These fun little calendars make a GREAT gift that is easy to put together and even easier to give! Just pack all the pages inside the case and put a bow on it! You can even find really cute little CD wrappers at some music shops that make wrapping even easier.
There are just a couple of quick instructions then you will be UP and running! First of all, these template pages are a "landscape" layout on a 8.5"x11" page, so they can easily be printed at home on your home printer. They print two months on a page so they only take 6 sheets of paper, or 6 1/2 if you create a cover! I chose to print on a matte finish everyday photo paper just to give them a nice feel. They are designed to fit in both a standard CD case OR the slim-style CD cases. The pages will store inside the standard cases, but not quite fit in the slim-style case. You can just attach them in a pretty envelope for giving.
After you add your pictures to the template pages and make any changes you wanted to make, print the pages and carefully trim out the calendar pages. I find it really easy to use some of the scrapbooking trimmers to make the cuts nice and straight - even an old style paper cutter does a great job! After they are trimmed, just stack them in order and place them inside the standard size case and give them away!
The standard cases will require removing the case lid, then flip it and carefully reattach it to get it to display your case. The slim style cases must be carefully opened and gently pushed back onto themselves to get them to display your pages. See the picture above so you can *see* what I mean! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to zip me a note on Facebook, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you enjoy using this template as much as I enjoyed creating it!