File Folder Perpetual Calendars
approx 4.5"w x 5.5"h x 1.25" thk. (including button)

Created: August 10, 2009


I was made aware of this project via an online friend. Watched the video , and was intrigued, so tried it. I decided to make them half the size so they were more manageable. 

The first one I made with scrapbook papers and green toned cardstock. The second one is made with hand decorated faux leather technique and beige cardstock with gold parchment accents.

Both are stitched with a simple pamphlet stitch.

This holder has 3 single folios on the left side sewn to the spine with an Olive Green 4 ply waxed linen thread, creating 12 pages, with a perpetual calendar month on each page. The pages were printed and then adhered to the green cardstock. The months were written in with a black Zig marker in my funky style.

The right side also has 3 single folios of green cardstock, blank -  ready for adding information or decorating.

It's held closed with an elastic and a large green button.

Inside of the scrapbook paper perpetual calendar.


Inside of the faux leather perpetual calendar.


The faux leather was a technique from Paper transformed by Julia Andrus. I used dark brown cardstock, sprayed with Perfect Ink Refresher on both sides and rubbed it in with my fingers, then crumpled the cardstock until I got the creases I wanted. Ironed on one side, turned it over and rubbed Distress Stamp pads over the high spots (Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap).

It's made with 4 single folios on the left side, sewn into the spine with a gold 4 ply waxed linen thread which is visible and a decorative element. The whole inside and the printed pages are all done with a gold parchment paper. There are lined pages for notes after the calendar pages. On the right side is also 4 single beige cardstock folios, blank, ready for decorating, adding photos or whatever.

It's held closed with a really nice large button.

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