I’ve been running Tried & True for the last 9 years and I’m just so grateful for all the creative opportunities it has given me. Sure, there are monetary benefits as well (yay for piano lessons and vacations!) but it’s the creative outlet I tap into daily that truly impacts my everyday life. On the days when the world, my kids, and/or my husband are driving me crazy I can always fall back on losing myself in a new project to get me through the insanity. I made this Crafty Calendar 2018 for Free File Friday to celebrate some of my favorite creative outlets and thought you all would enjoy it too!
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My inspiration to make this calendar began when I saw this awesome Crafts Icon Pack on Creative Market. If you’ve never been over there, I highly suggest visiting! There are so many amazing graphics, photographs, and fonts that your little creative heart just might explode.
Now that I had the artwork for my Crafty Calendar, I briefly considered designing the actual calendar section but then Baby Emilia started teething (Oh the drool!) and well, turns out Creative Market has calendar layouts too (this is the one I used). I had to edit it quite a bit to make it match the look of the graphics but I totally love how it came out!
Printing out this calendar is super easy. Just print the pages on standard 8.5 x 11 cardstock and follow the light blue crop marks to trim off excess paper. I laid out the calendar so that it could be printed on both sides of 3 pieces of paper (January has February on the back, March has April, and so on) but you’re more than welcome to just print on the front if you’d like. Just keep in mind that you may have to print each page one at a time if you’re doing front/back. Or maybe not if you’ve got a fancy printer!
(free for personal use only)
Once printed and cut, you can choose however you’d like to display the calendar! I just so happened to have this handy little clip board I bought a few years ago in the Target dollar section that totally matched. Another option would be to punch some holes into the side and add this cute calendar to a journal or scrapbook. Or use an clear acrylic picture stand to turn it into a desktop calendar for your craft room. So many options!
I hope 2018 affords you plenty of time to get your craft on and that this little Crafty Calendar 2018 brings you joy every time you look at it. Thank you so much for joining me on this crafty adventure!
Join me every week as I share a new printable for your enjoyment on Free File Fridays! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while to help me stay on a schedule so don’t forget to stop by. Hope you guys enjoy the files as much as I enjoy making them!