EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Desk Calendar

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EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Desk Calendar

Saturday December 1, 2018
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Hey friend how are you?

Do you have any crafting plans for this weekend? Be inspired to create a beautiful desk calendar, it makes a perfect gift this Christmas for your loved ones. A gift that last all year long and bring a smile to their face every time they see your beautiful project!

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Let's get crafting together!


Step 1: To create the calendar base take white cardstock measuring 19.5" x 9.25". Score at 1/2", 8", 15.5" and 17.5". Crease the score lines using a bone folder, fold and adhere the edge using red tacky tape.

Step 1A: The base is now ready.

Step 2: Cut 2 pieces of border from the white cardstock. Trim the 2 borders and join them as shown.

Step 3: Glue border on the top of the base.

Step 4: Cut 2 pieces of gold foil cardstock measuring 9" x 7.25". Further cut 2 pieces of designer paper measuring 7" x 8.75".

Mat the designer paper on the gold foil cardstock and mat that on the both sides of the base.

Step 5A: To create the calendar box, take a piece of white cardstock measuring 6" x 8". Score at 2.5" and 3" on the long side. Score at 1/2" and 5.5" on smaller side. Place die from Album Tags and Accents Die and run it through the die cutting machine. Notch and trim the sides as shown in the next photo.

Step 5B: Cut 2 pieces of designer paper measuring 2.5"x5" and 5.5"x5.5". Distress the edges of the designer paper using olive green archival. Fold and glue the white cardstock to create box and adhere the designer paper.

Step 6: Cut 2 pieces of decorative border from the white cardstock and glue them on the box. Adhere the box on the base using strong adhesive

Step 7: Print monthly calendar for 2019 on photo paper and cut to 4"x4". Cut 12 pieces of designer paper measuring 4.5" x 4.5". Further cut 12 pieces of white cardstock measuring 4.75"x4.75". Round the corners of all pieces using corner round punch.

Step 8: Cut 12 pieces of border from white cardstock. Sponge dries clear glue on the die cuts and sprinkle with glitter.

Step 9: Adhere all the layers together as shown.

Step 10: Stamp the large Sweet Peony images multiple times on the flower making paper using magenta hue ink and cut with coordinating die. Paint the flowers using same ink. Shape the flowers using small groove tool and create flowers.

Step 11: Stamp Small Sweet Peony flowers using Sunflower ink and cut with coordinating die. Paint the flowers with the same ink and shape them using groove tool. Create some fillers using stamens.

Top Tip: For more flower shaping techniques with the Sweet Peony watch this video here https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ

Step 12: Stamp Leafy Accents stamp using Olive Green Archival. Paint the leaves using Sap Green archival ink. Apply leaf green archival on the center of the leaves and cut with coordinating die. Apply olive green archival on the edges of the leaves.

Step 13: Shape the leaves using shaping Leafy Accents Shaping mold. Arrange the flowers and leaves on the card base. Add glitter on the flowers and leaves using glue that dries clear.

TOP TIP: For more great shaping techniques with the Leafy Accents Mold watch this video here https://youtu.be/YaDMrVikE44

Step 14: Stamp butterfly images from the Butterfly Kisses onto vellum paper using VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut with coordinating die and color with sunflower yellow archival. Layer one butterfly on the other and glue it on the calendar box.

Step 15: On the other side create a photo frame.

Step 16: Cut 2 pieces of frame from the white cardstock using Intricate Swirls Frames die.

Step 17: Apply clear drying glue and glitter on the frame. Glue a picture on the base and also glue the frame using dimensional tape.

Step 18: Glue border from the back side and glue the frame on the base using dimensional tape.

Step 19: Stamp 3 butterflies from Fluttering Butterfly stamp on vellum paper using VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut with coordinating die.

Step 21: Trim the butterflies and paint with magenta hue ink and sunflower yellow. Layer the butterflies and glue on the one corner of the frame.

Have fun creating your own calendar! We love to see what you create too, share your projects with us on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations

Tutorial by Uma Didwania

Here are the products used in the tutorial so you can make one too.

Heartfelt Creations products:

Butterfly Dreams Paper Collection

Fluttering Butterfly Cling Stamp Set

Fluttering Butterfly Die

Butterfly Kisses Cling Stamp Set

Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die

Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set

Large Sweet Peony Die

Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set

Small Sweet Peony Die

Intricate Swirl Frames Die

Decorative Pocket Accents Die

Elegant Pocket Accents Die

Ornate Pocket Accents Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower

Embossing Powder - White

Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

Other Products Used: White cardstock, Gold Foil cardstock, Score board, Redline tape, Dimensional tape, Scissor, Corner round punch, Heat gun, Sap Green Archival, Glitter, VersaMark

Amazing tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
Saturday 1st of December 2018 02:15 AM
Thank you so much for sharing. this is such a beautiful gift idea and even creating something to spoil yourself thank you so much. lots of blessings in return ♡♡♡♡♡
Saturday 1st of December 2018 06:22 AM
This is just beautiful, I love it. One question, where did you get the right size calendars?
Saturday 1st of December 2018 08:10 AM
I love this.So pretty.
Saturday 1st of December 2018 08:11 AM
Where do you get cardstock that measures 19.5”?
Saturday 1st of December 2018 10:49 AM
Awesome tutorial love it
Saturday 1st of December 2018 01:10 PM
Gorgeous Uma!
Saturday 1st of December 2018 03:36 PM
What a wonderful idea, thank you for this tutorial, give us the opportunity to use all our craft kits, once more Heartfelt Creation deliver through Uma, I just love your creation ♡♡
Saturday 1st of December 2018 05:24 PM
This is such a timely and delightful project. The step-by-step tutorial is so helpful. tfs
Saturday 1st of December 2018 07:49 PM
Excellent idea for a New Year gift ! Thank you for the tutorial. Happy holidays!
Saturday 1st of December 2018 09:39 PM
Lovely uma...very detailed tutorial... God bless you
Saturday 1st of December 2018 10:17 PM
Wow! Clear directions and wonderful pictures. Love it!
Sunday 2nd of December 2018 07:56 PM
Everything is explained step by step. I don't have much of an imagination so this helps me a lot.
Monday 3rd of December 2018 06:04 AM
What site did you use to download the calendar?
Monday 3rd of December 2018 11:47 AM
Loved every bit of this project di. Thanks for sharing with us
Friday 14th of December 2018 03:07 AM