2015 Desk Calendar {free printable}

I rely heavily upon technology to keep my schedule organized, but I do love having a small desk calendar next to my computer for a quick date reference (and to add a little crafty cuteness to my work space). Here’s a quick and easy desk calendar you can create in minutes using our free printable (see links below photo) and some of our most popular tools.

2015 Desk Calendar by Aly Dosdall

To create this desk calendar I started by printing the pages on plain white cardstock. To print your own desk calendar pages, click on all three links below to download our free printables:

January through April 2015 Desk Calendar Pages
May through August 2015 Desk Calendar Pages
September through December 2015 Desk Calendar Pages

After printing all three sheets, I punched out the monthly pages with my 3×4 Card Punch (Square Corner). The 3×4 monthly pages are marked with guide lines so you know where to punch, and it’s easy to adjust the guide lines in the clear punch window. Just adjust all four lines so they are covered by the punch before punching–that way they don’t show on your completed calendar pages.

2015 Desk Calendar by Aly Dosdall_card punch

After punching out all of my monthly pages, I trimmed some 8×8 chipboard to 3×4 and covered it with papers from the It Factor collection. I added the date with stickers on the front cover, plus a few sequins, and then bound the covers and pages with The Cinch binding tool. I used white 3/4″ binding wire.

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Here are some of the inside pages. You can stand the calendar up on your desk, place it on a mini easel, or hang it up on a mini clipboard. It’s a perfect size for a gift or for yourself, and it doesn’t take up much work space.

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Happy 2015 We R fans, and I hope you enjoy the New Year!

~Aly

Supplies:

It Factor 12×12 Paper Pad
3×4 Card Punch (Square Corner)
The Cinch
3/4″ White Binding Wire
8×8″ Chipboard

DIY Halloween Memory Game

If you need ideas for a fun children’s Halloween party game, look no further than your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and dies. You can create your own Halloween Memory Game using some spooky dies, your Evolution, and the 3×4 Card Punch. Take a peek at the set of cards I made for my daughter.

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First I punched several pairs of 3×4 cards from two sheets of patterned paper with a neutral background. I used the same paper to make sure that the backs of the cards look the same. I also made sure to use the same blocks of paper for matching pairs of cards.

punch cards

Then I die cut several Halloween shapes–spiders, stars, bats and moons, and spooky edges. I adhered them to the cards with double sided tape, creating matching pairs. Then I laminated them so they’ll last a bit longer being handled so frequently.

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My daughter loves playing with them and she can’t wait to share them with her friends.

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I hope you were inspired by the Halloween party projects this week. Next week I’ll be sharing tons of Halloween layout inspiration, so be sure to check back so you’re ready to scrapbook all those photos you’ll take on the 31st!

~Aly

Supplies:

Shine 12×12 Paper Pad
Indian Summer 6×6 Paper Pad
3×4 Card Punch–Square
Evolution
Bat and Moon Punch Die
Spider Shape Die
Star Punch Dies
Frightful Edges Dies