Here is a calendar that I made a few years ago. It is simply a chipboard office clipboard (Stampin' Up! didn't even sell anything similiar then) that I painted vanilla. I used a variety of craft inks to do a collage of designs on it. Tie some coordinating ribbons thru the clip - and it did used to have a stamped image with the year on top of the clip, but that has been lost.
The months are vanilla cardstock that I ran thru the printer to make grids on. Each month is stamped with an alphabet and images that 'go' with the month. I printed tiny pictures of family members and placed them as additional designs on the months of their birthdays (and moms in May, Dads in June, group pictures in Dec - you get the idea). It is a very inexpensive gift - and most of you likely have all that you need already tucked away in your craft corner!
Stampin' Up! carries a variety of calendars as well. This version (again not a recent project as you can tell by the long ago retired stamps!) is my favorite because when the year is over it pulls double duty! It is a great 6 x 6 double calendar. As you can see from the photos, you stamp the months and pages and it stands on your desk.
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