Friday, December 30, 2011

Calendar from Pint-sized Prints

It was a homemade Christmas. Thanks to being home on maternity leave until mid-December, I had lots of ideas from Pinterest and planned out some thrifty projects. My favorite homemade gift started as an idea back in October. A copy of the finished product made it across the pond to my inlaws yesterday, so it is safe to share now!

I began pinning hand and foot print ideas on a board on Pinterest.  In college I thought I wanted to get into scrapbooking. I bought all sorts of papers, stamps, punches, scissors, etc. I had a hard time figuring out where to start, so I didn’t. I used to make homemade cards, but after half a dozen moves from one apartment to another, it has been a while since my supplies have seen the light of day.

After stamping plain footprints and handprints from the kids onto construction paper, I pulled out all my supplies again for this project and I had a blast! I used ideas I’d seen before and created my own. (The sheep and the footballs were things I’d thought of myself.)  Thanks to the grasping reflex it was almost impossible to get Sean’s handprints, but his little feet are so darn cute it didn’t matter!

Cover:
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January:
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February:
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March:
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April:
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May:
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June:
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July:
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August:
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September:
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October:
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November:
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December:
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The Irishman scanned the originals for me so we would have a digital copy. I added some of the text using Picnik. I recently upgraded to their premium service, but you can do a lot with the free version, too. We’d bought a Groupon for Vistaprint so that we could order calendars for our family and close friends at a great price. I also made one for my classroom.

I had SO much fun with this I am already planning for next year’s calendar!

7 comments:

The Coble's said...

so cute I love it

Agate Lake Girl said...

Amazing! Love it! I don't know if I'm crafty enough to steal the idea, but I'm tempted. :)

Michelle said...

What a cute idea! It looks like more work than I have time for though.

Tada's Place said...

Adorable!! Great job!

Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket} said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! I've never seen so many hand and foot print ideas in one place. Super cute, and what a great grandparent gift!

Six Sisters said...

Thanks for sharing your cute calendar ideas and linking up with "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you come back next Saturday and share more of your incredible ideas. -The Sisters

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Oh my goodness...love these. They are adorable. The flamingos are my favorite.