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Photo Gifts (Part Three)

This one is pretty similar to the I.D. Badge Holder mini album, except it's a fun mini calendar that I created in Photoshop. I am offering the calendar template that I used here on the blog, so all you have to do is drop your images in, make the prints, and assemble!

Mini I.D. Badge Calendar
Approximate Cost: $6
Time to Create: About 45 minutes


Mini Calendar Template (Click Here!)
Ribbon (2-3 different styles)
(7) 3"x4" I.D. Badge Holders
One I.D. Badge Clip with Clear Strap


*This project requires the use of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements!*If you find I.D. Badge Holders that are a different size that you'd like to use with my template, please let me know and I can create the template to be the correct size for you!*

1. Using the Mini Calendar Template or a design of your own (sized at 3"x4"), insert your own photos and adjust the colors for each page to your liking. To insert your own photo, simply drag the photo onto the page template, and then drag its layer to the bottom of the layers palette, and resize to fit.

2. Once you have inserted the photos and saved a layered .PSD or .TIF version of each page (for future editing!), flatten each page.

3. Create a new document sized at 6"x4" @ 300 dpi.

4. Drag one of the calendar pages onto the new document and position at one side of document. Then, drag another calendar page onto the new document and position it at the other side.

5. Flatten the 6x4, save it as a .jpg

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all of the pages have been used. (Since there are 13 pages with the cover page, you will have one 4x6 that only has one image on it.)

7. Have the 6x4 .jpg's printed at a photo lab, then simply cut them in half to separate the calendar pages.

8. To assemble the calendar, place two pages back to back, and insert into I.D. Badge Holder. (Start with the cover and January, back to back, then February and March, and so on.)

9. Use the I.D. Badge clip with clear strap to bind the pages together.

10. Embellish the clip with ribbon. (I also added a little train button that I got at JoAnn's.)


Tomboymama said...

How cute is that? I love this idea. I am going to check for ID badges at my Wal-Mart.

Thank you for your generosity and for sharing your talent.

Sweet Fields Blog said...

This is AWESOME!! I just found your blog today and I am absolutely loving everything on it. Thanks a million!