The first Monday of the month means it's time for a Designer Crafts Connection (DCC) blog hop! This month's theme is thank you gifts!!!! I love a good “thank you” :)

With the holidays and new year right around the corner, a calendar is a thoughtful and practical gift to give. 

I found this fun little printable calendar on Etsy from Little Brown Pen:

You buy the image and they email it to you. Then you just print as many as you want, bind them, and instant gift! I've made quite a few this year for stocking stuffers and they were a real hit. All you need is your Bind-It-All and a few supplies.

Here's how to make one:


  • 7 sheets of white 8.5 x 11 cardstock
  • Color Printer
  • Bind-It-All
  • DreamKuts
  • 6 Loops of 1/2″ Owire
  • Tape or Adhesive

Print the pages out on the cardstock.

Run the pages through the Dreamkuts to cut them in half, inserting the 8.5″ wide side of the paper into the back slot of the machine.

Stack all the pages in order by month and insert into the Bind-It-All. Center by eyeballing it and punch the holes.

Flip “Dec” to the front of the stack and insert the Owires.

Close the Owires using the Bind-It-All. Flip “Dec” back to the back. Wrap the label (comes with the printable file) around the calendar and secure with a little adhesive. Voila! Easy, sassy calendar!

To continue on with the hop, click on the DCC logo on the lower right hand column of my blog. Happy Hopping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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9 thoughts on “"Thank You" Via Calendar

  1. Love this idea! I haven’t pulled out my bind it all for awhile and always love projects like this.
    Thanks for sharing sweetie

    Posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    1. Thank you Dawn!! I would love to see you make some of these!!!

      Posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:01 am
  2. How fun! Love this project idea!!

    Posted on November 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    1. Thank you Meggan!!!

      Posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:02 am
  3. Great idea, Jennifer! Always loved those clever signs. Thanks for sharing your project!

    -Suzann Sladcik Wilson

    Posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:14 am
    1. Thank you so much Suzann!! I love these calendars :)

      Posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:02 am
  4. great idea! thanks for sharing!

    Posted on November 6, 2012 at 1:02 am
    1. Thank you!

      Posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:01 am
  5. Useful, Fun and brought a smile to my face. What a combination

    Posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm