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Dogwood Desk Calendar

Other Products: Heavy chipboards, Spellbinder's Classic Circle die, Archival Leaf green and Olive Green, Crystal clear glitter, dry floral stems, Dusty Attic chipboard, album rings, eyelets, crop-a-dile, Frosting powder, multi medium matte, Texture paste, White Smooth cardstock, scoreboard, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, UTEE, VersaMark Ink, heat gun, album rings, ribbon, metal keys

Watch this video to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers. Watch this video for tips on using the border basics dies.

Instructions: For flowers, I have used ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole. For pollens, I have used Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe. Leaves are painted using Archival Leaf green and Olive Green.

The Base of the Calendar: The base of the calendar measures 10 1/2" by 8 1/2". Cut 2 pieces of black chipboard of the same size. Mat designer paper from Classic sunflower Collection leaving 1/8th of an inch on all sides. Cut one piece of a black card stock and make a hinge of 1 1/2" x 10 1/2". Score at 3/4". Join both the chipboards with this hinge on top. To make the calendar stand stable on the desk attach it with a lower hinge. The lower hinge measures 6" by 10 1/2". Score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 3", 3 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 1/4". Crease on all the score points and make mountain and peak hinge. Attach the same to the lower part of both the chipboards. Decorate the front and back with texture paste and stencils. Make two holes on both the sides of calendar leaving equal distance for the rings with the help of crop-a-dile.

Cut 24 pages from white card stock of 7 1/2" by 6". On 12 pages tape down the Decorative edge from Fleur Border Basic Die A and run it under die cutting machine. On rest of the 12 pages, tape down Fleur Border Basic die B and cut them through die cutting machine. Once all the pages are cut stick them together back to back using red tacky tape. The project has the calendar on one side and belly bands and flip folds to hold note tags on the back side. Different pages have different belly bands to hold tags.

All the pages are decorated with glazed Dogwood flowers, sprinkled with crystal clear glitter. For glazing the flowers, apply Versamark clear ink by dabbing the ink pad and sprinkle clear UTEE. Then melt it using the heat gun. Few of the pages have fussy cut images as decorative elements from the designer paper itself. Once all the pages are done, ring them on the calendar base with rings and tie a ribbon bow. Hang metal keys for extra embellishments. For flower bouquet, I have cut 4 circles using Spellbinders Classic circle die and adhered cut outs from Raindrop and Roses die to form the base of the bouquet. For more detailed pictures do visit my site

Created By: Rajni Chawla

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