Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
- 2 4" square costers
- Pattern paper (2-3 coordinating patterns)
- Alphabet stamps or stickers
- Number stamps or stickers
- 12" ribbon
- Decorative scissors/dieCircle punch
- Plastic coil (if you don't have this, check a local Children's Museum for a recycle store or wire from your craft stash will work as well)
Next you'll cut 1"x 1.5" pieces of cardstock or paper for your calendar. For this calendar I choose 0-3 & 0-9 for my numbers. I used a snow flake stamp with Close to My Heart Daisy White (THE best white ink ever!) and number stickers from my stash.
Now the fun part! You'll place about .25" of your coaster under a ruler and mark off every .25". This will create the guides for punching holes for the plastic coil.
After you punch holes in the first coaster use this as a template for the second coaster as well as your numbers.
After you get your coasters and numbers punched it's time to bind. Be sure you have your numbers in the correct order before binding!
Here's the finished product with one final step. So the coasters don't collapse on each other cut a .5" x 3" strip of cardstock, score .5" from both ends, adhere .5" on the back coaster, slip the other .5" behind the ribbon. (If you adhered your ribbon already, don't worry. Take an exacto knife under the ribbon to lossen the adhesive and slip in the other scored end.)
My daughter gets a kick every day out of changing the date. Just so we're sure to get the right count I bookmarked this site. She checks it every day and thinks she's big stuff for using the computer!