Monday, December 12, 2016

Stampin' Up! 2017 Easel Calendar

Hi Friends,

Stampin' Up! gave us a printable 2017 desktop calendar PDF to use for 3D projects. Isn't that nice?  There was a Paper Pumpkin calendar project awhile back, and Stampin' Up! decided we might like to make a similar project for 2017. Click HERE for that printable PDF.

I looked around online at several templates for desktop calendars. In the end I choose Debbie's as my starting point. My measurements had to be different to accommodate the size and shape of the calendar pages. Here's what I did:

You need a piece of cardstock measuring 11" x 4". Score the long side @ 1/2", 1-1/2", 2-1/2", and 6-3/4".

Fold up all your scored lines, and add some sticky strip to the 1/2" edge.

I liked Debbie's idea of having a piece of whisper white to set off the dsp strip. I used a 3-3/4" x 4" piece of whisper white. The dsp measures 2 x 3-3/4".

Next, I used my Project Life: Day to Day set to stamp the months on the correct numbered calendar and the year on the easel.  That set has retired but the new set is called Project Life Date It.  Then, I adhered the December page directly to the easel.

Then I used a temporary adhesive (most supply stores have them) to adhere each month on top of the other in reverse order.

Next I removed the backing to the sticky strip and closed up the easel. Note how to fold in the bottom to give the easel effect.

To keep the calendar pages from falling off the easel, add a bead of liquid glue along the top.

I used the Petite Petals stamp set and punch to decorate.

stamps: Project Life: Day to Day (retired - current set is Project Life Date It) Petite Petals
ink: island indigo, sweet sugarplum, mint macaron
paper: sweet sugarplum, mint macaron, whisper white, blooms & bliss dsp, and copy paper
other: petite petals punch, multipurpose liquid glue, sticky strip

This will probably be my last post before Christmas. If I don't see you in person, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

That's all folks!

And ... may you ...

stampwithbev * every * day

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