Yesterday I did nothing. I finished a book, puttered around the house in my jammies and reveled in the day after Christmas lazies 😉 Ahhhhh. That was nice but now I am ready to get back to it! I wanted to share the finished calendars that I made for my parents and in-laws this year. Here is the cover:
I am so glad I bought a binding machine this year, it really speeded up the process for me, I got a simple office supply version for $20 and you can read about that on this post if you want.
My other secret weapon for putting this together so quickly was Picture Collage Pro software. I was able to collage my photos on my computer and print them so all I needed to do was cut the collage out and glue it to my pattern paper. You can get Picture Collage pro software here. I love it! Disclaimer: I love this software and use it every time I scrap so I signed up to be an affiliate so if you end up buying it (through clicking the above link) I will earn a commission 🙂 Thanks!
Excuse the bad lighting, I literally took these photos on Christmas Eve on my scrap-table seconds before wrapping them 😉
- Stick to one line of paper for east coordination. I used a stack of K&co paper for most of the album.
- Be sure to write names and dates on the pages, you do not need fancy journaling but get the facts in there, these calendars will be saved for years to come.
- Print an extra copy of the photo pages for you and scrap a year in no time!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!