This week's ATC challenge is to do something different with your ATC other than for swapping. Which is great as I just make them for the challenge blog and not swapped any for a while so have accumalated quite a few! So, after much thought of something where I could use up quite a few of them, I decided to turn my ATCs into a calender.
Been wanting to try to make a desktop flippy type one anyway so decided this was a good one to try it out on. I went through all my made ATCs and found 11 that were all portrait sized and fitted the months. The only one I was missing was one for Feburary so I quickly knocked this upthen proceeded to put it all together, using lots of coloured A4 cardstock, the calender months I got off microsoft powerpoint and just adjusted the size before printing it off, and my bind-it-all. This is my finished month for feb;You'll have to excuse the poor photo skills but it was really sunny today and with 12 months to photo I didn't really have time to take loads of photos and select the best one that I usually do!
I have put all the months onto a slideshow below and you can see that I have used alot of my old ATCs on the other months.
The calender stand itself is just thick A4 card scored at 4.5" either end then folded into a triangle, then it's all been punched & bound with my BIA.
As you can see, this is still a little rough in places and not that neat as I was making it up as I went along and tried to finish it all in one evening so didn't use designer papers or embellishments etc - just stamped my own background and accents with matching magnolia stamps. I'm pretty pleased with it, considering the lack of pre-planning, and can see me making some more of these desk calenders but with flatter images so I won't need to cut the pages in 2 to accomadate the thickness of the ATCs (I've actually cut away the back piece of the stand behind the ATC half of the calender so that they sit in the hollow bit of the triangle IYKWIM). Although this way you could flip the months and keep the ATC bit to whichever one you fancied looking at or you could have less pictures and only make say 4 pictures - 1 for each season.
Hop on over to the ATC blog to see what all the other DT's have come up with, they're fab, and hope it inspires you to join us! Don't forget, it isn't just magnolia stamps anymore even if I do keep using just them - Will try and use other stamps next time!