Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Cookie Sheet Calendar How-To's

I received a lot of nice comments regarding the cookie sheet calendar I made a few weeks ago. I also was asked by a lot of people how to make the calendar. I'm sorry I am SO SLOW in getting this information to you. I figured the easiest way was to post all the dimensions in a post!

Have fun! If you make your own calendar please send me a picture! I'd love to see all the different ones!

Here is what you need:
  • cookie sheet: 10x15 in (you could use a larger size if you want to)
  • chipboard
  • scrapbook paper
  • decoupage or spray adhesive
  • a Cricut to use to cut our your letters and numbers or you could use stickers
  • magnetic tape

The Dimensions:
The Photo(s)
5 1/2 x 4 1/4
I made 4 different photos. You could do 1 or 20 - its all personal preference!

The quotes
3 1/2 x 2 1/4

The Months
3 1/2 x 1 3/4
You need 12 of these!

The Days of the Week
1/2 x 9 1/4

The Dates/Birthdays

1 1/8 x 1 3/4
I made about 40 of these. I have one for each of the 31 days of the month as well as two for the 23/30 and 24/31 combo that happens in some months. I used the remaining tiles for family birthdays.

Have fun! If I forgot anything let me know!!! Remember I want to see pictures of YOURS!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where am I?

Hello faithful followers. Sorry I have been MIA. For those of you who don't know, I am a teacher. A kindergarten teacher at that. Today marked the first day of my 6th year of teaching. WOW! Time flies! This year I have 26 kids in my class. This is the most I've ever had. Please pray that we get another teacher. If not I don't know how I'm going to do this!

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Cookie Sheet Calendar

I came across a great crafty blog the other day and saw the idea for a cookie sheet calendar! I thought it was the coolest thing so I decided to make one for myself!!

I bought some sheets of chipboard and began cutting out different sizes for my calendar pieces.

A paper cutter is a MUST! Don't try to cut out the chipboard by hand or you'll be hurting!

I took a bunch of scrapbook paper and cut it in the same sizes as the chipboard.

I had some Decoupage in my cabinet so I used that to glue the scrapbook paper to the chipboard. Craft spray adhesive glue would probably have worked just as well.

Now for the best part...

The Cricut!!!!!

Another teacher at my school let me borrow hers for the weekend (Thank you, Tanya)!

I cut out numbers and letters and decoupaged them to the scrapbook paper.

Here are all the numbers.
I also made a tile with 23/30 and 24/31 for the months that require them.

On the blog I found this idea, the girl put quotes and her monogram on her calendar. I loved that idea and decided to do the same.

The days of the week.

The months of the year.

The girl also used a photo on her calendar that she changed out when she felt like it. I printed this pictures on to plain computer paper. They bubbled a bit when I decoupaged them. I would maybe use cardstock to print next time.

Pictures of family to put on the calendar in place of the number tile when it is their birthday!
Once again I would probably use cardstock.

You add magnets to the back of each tile.

The best part of this calendar is that you use the back of the cookie sheet to hold all the pieces you are not using!

And here you have it!
My cookie sheet calendar!!! I just love it!!

All I have left to do is hang ribbon from the top and display it proudly!
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