How many times have you been working in the kitchen or chatting on the phone and needed to know a particular date? And what if you’re wrist-deep in bowl of meatball mix and can’t check your smartphone or flip open your day planner?
What can you do? Not to worry! This tutorial will teach you how to make a mini kitchen printable calendar using ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: Any Month Calendar, which is perfect for hanging on your refrigerator.
Step One: Use a ScrapSimple Calendar Template to Create a Calendar Base
Open the ScrapSimple Calendar Template of your choice in your image editing software. Configure the month and dates as needed.
Step Two: Embellish the Calendar Template
You’ll have lots of choices for embellishing your mini printable calendar with Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking supplies. You might want to embellish your calendar according to the season, a particular holiday, or so it complements your kitchen décor. I’ve chosen Picturesque Collection Biggie since it nicely matches the theme and colors of my kitchen.
Step Three: Resize & Print the Calendar
Save a JPG version of your image, making sure the compressed image retains high resolution at 300 ppi. Next, resize the image as desired. In the sample image below, I’ve set the appropriate values for resizing a printable calendar to 6×6 inches.
Printing your mini calendar on 8.5×11-inch or A4 white cardstock will give it a bit of stability. Although your print settings dialog will likely look different from mine, the important aspects – no matter the printer – will be a print quality setting of at least 300 ppi and that the option “Crop to Fit” is not selected. Next, trim the edges of your printed calendar as needed.
Step Four: Display the Calendar
There are many economical choices for protecting your mini printable calendar – such as magnetic acrylic frames or lamination – for hanging on the refrigerator. I’ve chosen a 6×6-inch magnetic photo pocket from my local photography store. The photo pocket will adhere nicely to my refrigerator while also protecting the image.