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Looking for a fun gift idea? Consider a handmade calendar!

Calendars are great for a lot of reasons:

  1. Everyone can use a calendar, whether it’s in an office or at home to keep track of family appointments, birthdays, activities, and more. Even the hardest-to-shop-for people can use a calendar!
  2. Handmade calendars feature photos that mean something to the recipient, instead of generic stock photos.
  3. You can make a calendar to fit any theme, and they’re easy to make!

You might think making a calendar is hard, but really, it’s not! Archiver’s has everything you need, including blank calendars (in three sizes) and calendar collection packs with three patterned papers for each month, plus coordinating stickers and cut-outs. Add in a few photos and you’re ready to start creating! There are so many ways you can create your gift:

  • Enlarge a photo and have it be the focus of your calendar page.

  • Don’t want to use a photo? Have your kids draw on the blank calendars instead. Great idea for dad’s office or grandparents!

  • Use the calendar collection pack to create a colorful design, from simple to elaborate.

  • Don’t forget about the cover! This year’s NEW 8×8 scroll calendar features a chipboard cover you can customize with ink, paint, paper, or pound custom designs into it using the GCD Studios Chip Art tool.

My boyfriend is one of those hard-to-shop-for people, and every year, I struggle with what to get him. This year,  I think I will make him a calendar for his office. I could put photos of our various travels or snapshots of our new puppy in it. It’s a gift he’ll definitely use, and best of all, it will be fast and easy to create–a winning combination in my book!

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I’m always on the lookout for fun gift ideas and creative ways to package my gifts that will really make an impression. One of my favorite items are clear Stampendous pails and Making Memories jars! You can decorate them in a million different ways or themes for birthdays, holidays, and more, using scrapbooking supplies. Plus, they make the gifts and treats inside them look that much more special, too.

Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, here are some ideas for gifts Dad will love! (Click to view images larger.)

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I found this idea from a cool blog I enjoy called Eighteen25.

Their teacher appreciation gift idea translated perfectly as a way to add a little extra something to a birthday gift for one of my good friends.  She and I share an obsession for both wine and chocolate so I couldn’t think of a better gift than a little of each.

It only took me about a half hour to substitute cute patterned paper and ribbon for the chocolate wrapper and create a fun tag to attach to the wine that reads, “You deserve chocolate and wine.  (It is your birthday after all!)”.  She loved the gift and I felt an extra little burst of pride when she said, “You always make everything look so cute!”

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