I had made a cute tin of stamped holiday gift tags for one of our teacher gifts, however. the unexpected snow day threw a wrench into those plans. We didn't get a chance to give the gift before break! So, I went back to the drawing board and decided a calendar would be a great gift to give after the holidays.
I made a set of inserts (12 months) to fit into a CD clear case. I stamped each month differently using appropriate colors of the season. The set of months fits nicely inside the CD case while the current month shows through the front. The case stands up by opening it and keeping it in an A-frame shape. (Ribbon could be added to the sides to keep the stand secure, too.)
I added glitter chipboard letters in the initials of the teacher to the front of the case. I used Raisin Boat stamp sets, Strokes of Wisdom and Stokes of Pride to stamp the page inserts. Each insert makes a nice, abstract-design background for the glitter letters.
It would be cute to use 12 different Raisin Boat stamp sets to create a calendar, too. These CD case calendars are quick and easy to make and fit nicely on any desk in 2013! Happy New Year! Bobbi
Here's what the inserts look like.