Desk Calendar

December 13, 2008

I saw this cute little Desk Calendar by Nancy Littrell on the Splitcoast stampers website?and decided I had to make one; they are so cute and easy to make.? To view the calendar from Nancy Littrell and get the link to the calendar pages click here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1094068?cat=500&ppuser=18672.??

Desk Calendar Jan. - Mar.
Desk Calendar Jan. - Mar.
April - June
April - June
July - September
July - September
October - December
October - December

I chose the same stamp set that Nancy did in her post “A?Flower for All Seasons”.? I stamped each image on Whisper White card stock, colored them in with markers and then cut them out using the paper snips a must have for this little itty bitty cutting.? I then punched out a coordinating 1 3/8″ Circle and attached them to a black Scallop circle.? I used various designer series papers to coordinate with the images I colored.?

To begin cut your base card stock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ and fold over just like a card.? Now on the front layer your coordinating card stock cut 4″ X 5 1/4″, then the coordinating designer paper cut 2 1/4″ X 5″.? Attach your calendar to a piece of black card stock and then attached it to your project?overlapping the coordinating designer paper a little.? On the backside do the same except this will be April – June, flip open to the inside and do the same with July – Sept. and then again on the opposite side with Oct. – Dec.? Lay flat and punch a?hole thru all the layers using the crop-a-dile, now run your ribbon thru and tie a bow in the front, this helps to balance out your Desk calendar and make it stand up.? When June is done, simply untie the bow and flip your calendar open the other way, run the ribbon thru again and tie another bow; you now will have July – Dec. months facing out and Jan. – June will be on the inside.?

Desk Calendar Side View so you can see the inside.
Desk Calendar Side View so you can see the inside.

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Desk Calendar turned so you can see the inside.
Desk Calendar turned so you can see the inside.

This was the project we did this month at my downline meeting.? I was going to make them for everyone but decided it would be more fun if they made their own.? These were a huge hit with my girls.? If you would like more information about becoming a Demonstrator and joining my group of girls, contact me and I’ll send you the information.

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