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Old 09-20-2011, 09:20 AM
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Default Preprinted minicalendars?

I'm looking for a source of small preprinted minicalendars. The lengthwise ones are 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches long about an inch and a half high. The square ones are probably something like 1 7/8 by 1 7/8 or so. These fit on a 4X6 acrylic frame along with 3X3 post it notes.

These are my best sellers at the church fair and I have about ten waiting for 2012 calendars. I'd like to not wait for them to arrive at my LSS as I'd like to wrap these projects up (tired of looking at the pieces of DP!) and move on to my other projects and Xmas cards.

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:08 AM
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Check with your local stationery store. Not the big box ones, the little Mom & Pop one. If they haven't received them yet ask them to let you know when they come in.
I only go the the big box stores for my labeler tape & back to school specials. I adore my M & P shops, let's keep them in business.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:16 AM
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How many do you think you need Karen? i ask because fairly often if i only need a few, say 12 or less , i print them on my home printer. I use MS Publisher and create them with a very light grey border so i can cut them all the same and then use a stapler or eyelets to bundle them. or you can just print them and stack them over a light table and cut all together into a good size. I like that i can change the font, or text color, and that makes them a little more fun.


but if you need a bunch or would rather purchase them i sometimes see adds for mini calanders in stamping zines, maybe you have an old issue around? I'll look through some later today.

Are you gearing up for the holiday sales?
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I also support the mom and pops....but if they don't have them...if you type in mini monthly calendars in google....it has some free choices to print out on your puter's printer.
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I'm looking for a source of small preprinted minicalendars.

Check out skybluepink.com -- very reasonable prices...

http://skybluepink.com/products2.html

Let 'em know onyxxpressions referred you, if you decide to purchase.

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:01 PM
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Vippies.com also sells 3 sizes of little calendars.
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I usually get mine at Impress in Tukwila, WA but they also have a website:

http://www.impressrubberstamps.com/m...Category_Code=

This is the page for the mini calendars.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:36 AM
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Thanks! Poifect, two new sites to drool over.

Yes, I'm already into holiday fair crafting. The item that seems to sell the best for me is a combo of acrylic frame with calendar/post-it note holder, pen and additional notebook/notepad. I'm trying to get a head start on these projects; I always have so many ideas up in the brain that don't get on the fair table.

The surprise for me last year was that I made enclosure tags/tags/gift certificate holders/money holders and put them together 10 to a grab bag. I tend to have lots of scrappy paper that needs to be used. We had a really fun tag swap one year here on RSChat so I thought I'd tried to sell these as a mix and match your own at a prior fair. Mix and match didn't sell but grouping them together and reasonably pricing by the bag did. It did take me an entire evening to sort and pull together what I thought would be attractive grab bags!
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:58 AM
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Go Karen! Do you decorate your acrylic frame stickie and calender item with specific themes? it feels really good to find a way to sell a thing, especially something that before didn't sell. Are you making more candles this year?

cmcveigh, i wasn't looking for mini calendars, but i spent a happy half hour looking through SkyBluePink. so i Thank you for the the link.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:18 AM
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Yes, I do use DP and that provides the theme. I'd like to get to use more sentiments instead of the calendars with the post-it-note but I'm afraid that would appeal to certain buyers instead of everyone. I'll post some examples when I get the calendars to adhere to the frames. . .they are in baggies awaiting my final touches and blessings!
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