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Keep track of the date with a handy date flipper.
It can take a long time to cut out each of the numbers and letters for the date. So, being as lazy as I am, I cut them out each day or month I needed them.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can use any kind of image you want for this, just make sure to have 27 or more individual pieces. I got my cards from an old day planner. Separate your cards, or whatever you are using in to 4 groups. A group of 4 for the first part of the date, a group of 10 for the second part of the date, a group of 12 for the month and one card or more for the year.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your letters and numbers out of paper. Make all the months, whatever years you want to do, the numbers 0 - 4 and then 1 - 31 for the day.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stick the relevant day / month / year to the cards.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure to find the center of the cards and the mark it.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Punch a hole, where marked, on all the cards.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 6
    Step 6

    Organise the piles in to the correct order and open a binder hoop.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Slip a binder hoop on to each pile.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slip a large jump ring on to each of the hoops and close.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you have finished your date flipper. The next part is a suggestion for hanging.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 10
    Step 10

    Find a nice dull wall that needs brightening up. Take four cork board squares, these are made from the same material as notice boards etc.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 11
    Step 11

    Spray paint or decorate the boards to make them look more interesting and then nail them to the wall.

  • How to make a calendar. Date Flipper - Step 12
    Step 12

    Bang in a nail for each pile of the date flipper and then slip the jump rings on to the nail. Use thumb tacks to attach other interesting pictures and bits and pieces to your board.

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mew
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
that's so cute! i love the pin-up style, and the idea.
thanks for putting this up!
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PIN-UP ^alex^
PIN-UP ^alex^ · 20 projects
vargas girls!!!
i have a vargas girl tatto on my back
they are so gorgeous!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
They're Vargas Girls by Alberto Vargas Happy
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CO + K User

what are these girls called?
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Emmalee E.
Emmalee E.
This is awesome =D.
I did Charlie Chaplin.
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Hashi

So the jump ring would need to be smaller than the hole you punch, so that the card can flip over it, right? Otherwise you would need to actually open up the binder clip, take off the front card, and move it to the back of the pile ... right? Or am I not visualizing it correctly?
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sunshinedreams

brilliant! i made a count-down calendar similar to yours, but nowhere near as spiffy !
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jo

wow. LOVE this idea. made mine with a pack of marilyn monroe playing cards.. :p thanks for inspirin' a girl who didn't get a calendar for xmas.
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