• Perpetual Calendar Journals

    Posted on July 17, 2015 by in 2015 Finished Projects

    In my previous post, I mentioned “Happies”, little gifts that we girls make to give each other every year at our annual retreat.

    I have to put a lot of thought into what I’ll be making, if for no other reason than to come up with something different every year.

    And once I hit upon an idea, I still never start soon enough, because I have to make 9 of them!

    Back last fall, I ran across this tutorial for Vintage Postcard Calendar Journals on Design*Sponge, and thought it would be the perfect Happy. It also meant I had to make 10 of them instead of 9, because I wanted one for myself, too!

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    It’s really very easy to do — stamping the dates on the cards is what takes the longest.

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    You can read and follow the tutorial for the instructions HERE, if you’d like to make one for yourself, or make lots for all your friends, too.

    I found my berry baskets from Dime Store Buddy on Etsy. I love the color of these!

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    For my own journal, I used cards that I had collected over time, trimmed to size, for my dividers:

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    For the Happies I made the girls, I found these cute journal card printables from Catisfy on Etsy, then printed out as many as I needed on card stock and trimmed them to size. I love the colors — they look like candy!

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    You could use any cards or dividers you want to, and make yours personalized just for you!

2 Responsesso far.

  1. Barb B says:

    I love this!

    I have been jotting notes on an old perpetual calendar that was my Mom’s. She had jotted notes on different occasions and I’m continuing the tradition.

    I do like the idea of an entry every day! I’ll try to be better about that.

    Thanks for the idea.

  2. Cindy says:

    Cute idea

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