Do you have your copy of Alice Cantrell's lovely calendar yet? Alice was so kind and generous to share this little gem - a whole year's worth of her delightful watercolor illustrations in a handy calendar. I've printed one out for myself, and it's fun to see them popping up on other people's desk's as well. I enjoy the cheery pictures so much I thought of another use for them. You know how we girls like to keep track of certain things from month to month, but not necessarily on the wall calendar? ;-) Behold the mini-calendar-
I printed out Alice's calendar in miniature - I adjusted the page scaling to 'multiple pages per sheet' and set it to print four pages per sheet like so-
Then I cut them with the paper cutter and prepared to connect the pieces in a year-long line. I needed to trim a bit from the top and bottom of each section to get them to line up properly - check them out before you actually tape them to make sure everything matches. You can leave them with three months on a page, or fold them tiny into a twelve way accordion style:
If you want to fold them down to one month on a side you need to also trim the side edges of your sheets before you tape them - hold your pieces up to a window and make sure all the months are aligned properly.
Once I was sure everything was trimmed up evenly, I taped them together on the back with packing tape, leaving a tiny gap so they fold easily.
Then I folded the little one up. A scoring blade in the paper cutter or folding tool is handy, and voila - a sweet little mini-calendar for you or your girls. Thanks again, Alice!