Create a Summer Timeline

On pages 18-19 in our August issue, we share a layout by Jennifer Perks that features an interactive timeline.

web101553657Here’s a sneak peek of the page.

Although an interactive timeline might seem complicated, it’s actually pretty simple! Here’s a quick how-to.

webIMG_21171. In your word-processing software, insert four text boxes 12″ wide and 2-1/2″ tall. Fill them with dates, dingbats, and journaling.

webIMG_21182. Print out your text boxes and cut them out. Add color to your dingbats using color pencils, watercolors, or markers.

webIMG_21193. Adhere the text box with journaling to the bottom of your page. Score and fold the top of the corresponding dingbat strip. Adhere it directly above the bottom text box.

web1015406374. Take a circle punch, flip it over so you can see the text throught he circle, and punch out the numbers on the top layer of the timeline to reveal the date underneath. With a pen, draw a  line between the digbats and punched tabs to creat the timeline. If your flap won’t lay flat, add a magnetic snap or two to help keep it closed.

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2 Responses to “Create a Summer Timeline”

  1. This layout is just amazing and I love seeing the step-by-step on how to create it! :)

  2. WOW how clever, I love it, it is so clever and step by step, how great so we can all have ago at being as creative as you. Thanks for sharing