Here's what I started with: A framed cork board, stick on letters, stamp & ink, calligraphy pen, wedding bookmark thingies, hole punch, thumbtacks, drill, screw in hooks. I never used the scrapbook page that is pictured, I originally thought I would modge podge the paper over a piece of wood until I found the framed cork board, remember, I was splurging!
I stuck the letters for each month on the frame--I made sure there were enough J's, and that they would fit on the frame, but as far as spacing, I just free handed(gasp!) putting them on!
The letters have just a hint of sparkle ♥
I had to drill pilot holes for the screw in hooks because the frame was super hard. I set the board aside and started work on the cards. I think this is where you can really personalize this project with your own design style. First I punched the holes on top, then stamped each with a pretty fleur~de~lis, and then wrote the dates and names with a calligraphy pen. You can include anniversaries, holidays, any special date. I made plenty of blanks for each month.
Call your Mother!
Those are old pics of me and my Mom...Yes we look exactly the same today!! I love these photo corner "thumbtacks", because they: A) look cool, and B) don't put a hole in the picture!!
If you are inspired to make a calendar of your own, I'd love to see it!