Two weeks ago, I was perusing one of my favorite blogs, Design*Sponge. I stumbled across this guide for a vintage postcard calendar journal. Check it out here. The idea is to create a calendar out of notecards on which you can write a simple memory from that day on every year. So in 3 years you would have 3 memories from each day and so on and so forth. It’s kind of like a physical twitter.
I knew immediately that I wanted to recreate this gem but with my own spin. I set out and gathered my supplies:
- A jumbo pack of 5x7 inch index cards
- A small box with lid and (25 sheets) flat paper cardstock I found at my local Paper Source
- Date stamper from Office Depot and ink pad
- Xacto knife & cutting board
- Markers & pens (color choice my own)
I do suggest Sharpie’s new non bleed pens, they are excellent. The hardest part of this project was cutting the index cards to fit in my box which turned out to be a little more than half of their original size. I then stamped each card with a date (just the month and day) which once you find a rhythm goes by fairly quickly (expect around an hour for a year).
Next I cut my flat card stock to be about an inch higher than the day cards and color coated them with three colors based on the weather of each season: Hot = Canary Yellow, Cold = Parrot Green, Moderate = Yellow-Green. I then embellished each month card with some nice cursive and expressive lettering. I also chose to do some simple line patterns on the exterior of the box to spruce it up a bit. After all is said and done, I placed the cards in the box and presto the Calendar Journal is created. Below are some photos of the finished product.
Binder clips: $2
Metal pushpins: $3
Plus an assortment of collected photos, posters and personal projects and here you have an eclectic and cost effcective wall display.
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One index card. One sharpie pen. One quote, hand drawn, per day.
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