Thursday’s Tutorial…another great gift one!

I thought I’d get this tutorial up earlier today, before we start more painting : ) I really just want to be outside today – the weather is gorgeous here once more!

Today’s tutorial is: Flip Style Desk Calendar. It’s small and cute and will sit perfectly on any desk – totally would make a great gift for a teacher, a friend, or even for yourself. I made this one rather small so it won’t take up a lot of room – it measures 3.5 x 3.5″.

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You will need:

– 31 squares of patterned paper (cardstock weight) cut into 3.5 x 3.5″

-2 binder rings

– sheet of chipboard

– crop-a-dile or strong hole punch

– various embellishments

– number stickers or thickers

– scoring blade

– ribbon

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1. cut your chipboard sheet into a piece that measure 3.5 x 7″

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2. Using your scoring blade, score the chipboard down the middle (at 3.5″)

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3. Bend the chipboard at the score line so it looks like the above photo

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4. holding the chipboard folded in half, punch two holes (using the large hole punch on the crop-a-dile) at the top (near the fold) of the folded chipboard.

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5. Now, using the small hole on the crop-a-dile, punch 2 holes (slightly closer together) on the bottom of the chipboard ( make sure you punch through both sides)

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6. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon about 5 inches in length

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7. Thread the ribbon through 2 of the small holes and knot on the outside of the chipboard. Make sure the ribbon is the same length for going through both holes.

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8. Stand the chipboard frame up and insert 2 binder rings in the top holes

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9. Decorate your pages however you’d like and hang them onto the binder rings (all 31 in order). Then simply put on your desk and flip it to a new page each day depending on what date it is. This will work for any month : )

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