Fiskars Interactive Family Calendar

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by Tania Willis, Fiskars

Fiskars Interactive Family Calendar

Make your own calendar!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Note: instructions are written and supplies are provided to create a calendar that is about 11 inch tall x 14 inch wide.
  • 2
    Use bypass trimmer to cut magnets down to 2 inch x 2 inch. Keep the leftover pieces for a later step.
  • 3
    Cut the photos with the trimmer to 2 inch x 2 inch.
  • 4
    Gather a handful of coordinating patterned and solid cardstocks and trim them to 2 inch square. Lay 31 squares out on magnetic dry erase board, placing them in rows of 7 across. Add a combination of number stickers, as well as numbers cut from cardstock, to the squares for each day of the month (#1 – 31).
  • 5
    Cut 7 pieces of cardstock that are 2 inch x 1-1/2 inch each. Add a combination of letter stickers, as well as letters cut from cardstock, to add the days of the week to the calendar. Trim up any slight measurement differences.
  • 6
    Extra photos can remain on the magnetic board or refrigerator off to the side, or placed in a bag and taped to the back of the board. Use the remaining leftover magnetic rectangles, stamps and ink to spell out the month headings.
  • 7
    Optional: use foam brush to seal the calendar with Mod Podge to protect the surface.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer 104511360
  • Fiskars Cutting Mat 24 inch x 36 inch 104678809
  • Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Scissors 8 inch 104787766
  • Fiskars Fingertip Control Swivel Knife 104456370
  • The Board Dudes Magnetic Dry Erase Board 11 inch x 14 inch 104132910
  • Self-Adhesive Magnetic Business Cards
  • Photos
  • Several Different Kinds of Coordinating Solid and Patterned Cardstock (such as those found in ATD 12 inch x 12 inch Paper Pad Vibrant 104056240)
  • Letter Stickers (such as American Crafts Thickers Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers LAX Powder 104079509 and/or American Crafts Thickers Fabric Chipboard Letter Stickers Burlap Hello 104787687 and/or American Crafts Thickers Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers Sprinkles Lavender 104079507 and/or American Crafts Remarks Cardstock Stickers Bella Red 104791641)
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932 (optional - see step 7)
  • Loew-Cornell Foam Brush 2 inch 104114531 (optional - see step 7)