Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flip Calendar

For me, usually after about four hundred times of doing something I finally have that epiphany that maybe, just maybe there is a better more efficient way of doing that particular thing. I may be a little slow but I usually deliver. That brings me to my new creation. This is what owning a binding machine will afford you...


You see the blocks are still good and we still use them but we were always having to rewrite the date in this format so that the girls could date their work...

Here you see I just printed 12 cards with "Month" and each number month "1-12". I did the same for "Day" (1-31) and Year (I think I went up to 2015)


See on the base where I printed two slashes. The base is just one larger piece of cardstock with holes punched at the top and bottom and scored to make the tent fold.


I am all about making things easy. So am I doing my girls a disservice by creating this "easy-way-out" instead of having them write this out daily? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

8 comments:

Sewitseams2me said...

No definitely not a disservice. As long as they understand the numbers and know how to write the date the long way the short way is just fine. And I think they do both.

Katie said...

What type of binding machine do you own? I have considered buying one myself. I love your blog!

Ginger said...

Katie it is a Wiremaster. I can't even find it by googling it. Seems like I bought it on ebay and that was 8 years ago. However I dream about a plastic spiral binding machine but I guess I will just have to be happy with this one now.

Ginger said...

Katie - this is it! $20 is a good deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380160868044

Shannon said...

I think you need to market this!! Great job!

Katie said...

Thanks for the information...I will check it out.Oh here is my blog by the way ... originalkatathome.blogspot.com

Isabel said...

Great idea! I'm itchin' to get a binding machine too. I keep running over to church to use their comb binding one. You're such a creative girl! Love it!

ByHISgoodGrace said...

I really like your blog...glad I found it. I agree with Shannon...you should market this calendar. I would buy one...seriously, would you make them to sell and if so, for how much?