Anyone that knows me knows that I love all things Paper Source. If you're lucky enough to have a store in your city -- make a trip this weekend! Besides having all sorts of really cool supplies that any crafter should have in their toolbox -- punches, stationary, stamps, etc., it also inspires me to stay creative. Sometimes, I just browse the store for their handmade crafts and take pictures on my phone. Later, I upload the pics to my Pinterest board so I have new designs to try next time I feel like being creative. I know. I sound sooo cool right now.
One of their products that I love the most are their wall calendars. Specifically, their Wall Art Calendar -- it's two great products in one. When you're ready to flip to the next month, each page has a template on the back to make anything from cards to gift boxes. I tried the easiest template first -- turning the page into a file folder. Here's the print for the month of July and the template on the back.
Then, I followed the instructions on the back, and cut along the solid lines. The corners are supposed to be round so instead of cutting them, I used a corner rounder tool from - you guessed it - Paper Source. In the template, it suggests that you score and fold the folder along the three dotted lines in the middle. Instead of using a bone folder (which I don't have), I just used the blade from a small pair of scissors. I didn't see why I needed three folds, so I just folded the folder in half.
The final product is below. As you can see in the second image, the back of the folder will still show the calendar portion. But, I don't mind since it's on the back. I'll do another post when I use a different template in a few days. If you have this calendar at home, leave a message in the comments and tell me what template you used!