Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Calendar of Victorian Roses

Pink Roses in a Basket
by Frans Mortelmans  1865-1936  Belgium

To print your own Victorian Roses Calendar created by Lady Lydia click here.  It is free, but if you do not want to use your own ink, it is possible to send the file to Wal-Mart photo place or your nearest office copy place and have them print it and bind it with a spiral.   After you get to the link, just click on "file" in the upper left corner, and a window will drop that gives you the option of printing or putting on a disc.

Here is what the calendar looks like when it is printed on cardstock and   tied together with wired ribbon. When you are finished with the month, untie the ribbon and stash the page in your clip art file, to use for a post card or something else, and then re-tie the ribbon. You can get the cardstock at Wal-Mart and the wired ribbon for a dollar at Dollar Tree, or use whatever you have on hand.
To make holes, fold a piece of paper the same size as your cardstock, in half, and punch through both layers with a hole punch, and then use the holes as a pattern for the cardstock calendar pages.

The other side of each page is blank, which enables you to use the pictures for postcards or clip-art or recycle it for greeting cards, art cards or whatever you like.

After punching holes in each cardstock page, thread some wired ribbon through the holes and tie a bow in the front.

Use the ribbon in the back for hanging on a hook or nail.

Knowing the disappointment some people have when their birthday month comes up on a calendar (and it is not the prettiest picture), I tried to make each month as pretty as another.

Happy, happy New Year.  I hope to make more calendars with other themes. I like to have them in more than one room of the house, because it is such fun to change the pages of each one when the new month comes. Please leave your comments and let me know how your calendar looked!


Lydia said...

I would not recommend you print this out on paper. It is too thin for the ink, and will warp and not bring out the best color, as it tends to come out much darker. Cardstock works just beautifully with this calendar.

Lydia said...

I found this does not use much ink.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen such an interesting calendar....this looks beautiful...
Lynn M

Cathy said...

I have found that our local copy shop will make the copies on thier cardstock for the same cost as just the ink for my printer. And they look nicer than the home printed ones.

Thank you for the lovely calender.

Lydia said...

The calendar frame came from Tenderheart Treasures, online, but I do not know if they sell them anymore.

On the link to the calendar, there is a place to print it right from your own printer, and there is also a place where you can download it onto a disc.

Anonymous said...

I love the calendar of roses you put together. Will you be making these every year from now on? I would love to have one next year too.

They are so beautiful!
Thank you for making and sharing them.

Also thank you for posting so many lovely and useful articles, they are always so welcome and inspiring.

Happy New Year, Janet Westrup.

morningstar said...

Truely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Lady Kara said...

Hi Lady Lydia,

How creative and charming. I might just make a few for next year and give them away for Christmas! God bless.

Lady Kara

Anonymous said...

Happy New year, Lady Lydia, thanks for sharing this beautiful calender free of charge. Have printed one for myself. Blessings, Lady B

Far Above Rubies said...

How lovely. Thank you, Lady Lydia.

Anneatheart said...

How neat! Thanks so much! Miss Lydia, I have searching and searching your blog for the posts you did about homemaker baskets. Did I miss them somewhere? Could you help me find it?

Thanks so much!


Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful calender. I wish I had a printer.

God bless you!

Lydia said...

I will be happy to mail you one.

Anonymous said...

I just finally printed this, and love the results! Thank you so much for this! You are a blessing to our family in so many ways. God Bless you Lydia. Rosemary.

Pamela said...

I just found your blog and I'm delighted! This is a beautiful calendar and would make an awesome gift to "shelter" someone.

Barbara Jean said...

Love how the calendar turned out with ribbon tie.
You have such great ideas, and so sweet that you share with all of us.


barbara jean