Glue a printed paper to one side of a blank tag. Use
a sharp scissors to trim off excess paper around the edges. Glue a solid
colored cardstock to the other side of the tag, trimming off excess
around the edges. Repeat with eleven more tags using an assortment of
printed paper designs. Use the ¼” hole punch to re-punch the holes. Each
tag will represent a different month.
Stamp the name of a month onto each of the twelve
tags on the printed paper side.
Trim one of the 2” edges of the vellum with the
deckle edge paper edger. Place the piece of the vellum on top of the tag
over the name of each month, aligning the deckle edge to the straight
edge of the tag without the hole. Tape the opposite edge down to the
tag. Take a small piece of matching printed paper and layer over the
taped edge. Adhere with glue. This hides the tape. The vellum should
flip up like a page. Repeat for the remaining eleven tags.
Take the last two tags and cover with cardstock and
printed papers. Make a collage type design by adding saying and other
embellishments. These will be the front and back covers of your tag
Use the ¼” hole punch to re-punch any holes in the
tags. Tie short bits of ribbon through the holes of some of the tags for
embellishment. Place the tags in order of the months between the front
and back covers, starting with January.
String the ball chain key chain through all of the
tags and fasten together. Write the days and names of people’s birthdays
onto the vellum for each month.
Optional: Make month tabs by stamping abbreviated
names of the months onto cardstock strips. Fold in half and tape or
staple to the tops of the tags so that you can find a particular month