January 29, 2011

Desktop Calendar

One of my favorite places to get ideas from is the wonderful world of Splitcoaststampers.  Created by a Stampin'Up! demonstrator who was looking to share ideas.  It turned into such a huge success that almost everyone I know knows about it and goes there pretty regularly for ideas and to share as well.

Anyhow, I have a favorite person I got to for calendar ideas and templates.  She is wonderfully generous and has shared her templates with us fans.

This is my version of a Desktop Calendar originally created by: Cami or Cambria Turnbow (one of my favorite crafty ladies) and using CAT's desktop calendar template for 2011.  I love how it came out and that it's the size of a regular greeting card 4.25x5.5.  I could fold it and mail it to a special friend if I wanted to, but this time it's mine.  I need it.  LOL.

Hope you like it as much as I do. Each section is a Season Quarter.. so I started with Winter.. Jan-Mar and tried to encompass colors and Designer papers and punched embellies that may represent the season and each months Holiday if any....

New Years-Valentine's Day -St. Patty's Day

 Side view

Easter-Mother's Day-Father's Day

 Side view 

4th of July-Harvest-Labor Day

 Side view and more true to color... 

Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas-Hannukah or Kwanza

 Side view... Can you feel the changes in the air?  Love to play with the dies

 this shows the middle band holding the card upright.. tucks behind first layer on card.

Supplies used are all Stampin'Up! products unless otherwise stated:

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Papers:  Play Date, Springtime Vintage, and from retired ones: Sweet Pea and a couple of Past Holiday ones.
Other: Punches: Scallop Circle, Window Word, Modern Label, Two step bird, large Heart,1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1" circle punches, New Snowflake die, Leaves #2 die, swirly die, sponges for color, rhinestones, button from Brights collection.
Dimensionals (pop up sticky dots), glue dots, snail tape.
Stamps: An old favorite: Everyday Flexible Phrases

Thanks for looking.


  1. so, i'm the first to post a comment? i already posted on SCS but wanted to add a note here too. your calendar turned out beautifully! i just love the use of your punches, and all the different papers! really gorgeous art to add to your desktop! glad you're enjoying the template!

  2. how did you put this together?? I really like this but can't figure out how it stays together

  3. Hi Vicki.. so sorry I didn't see your comment... On Cat's thread in splitcoast.. there is a tutorial link, but what you want to do is make your first layer (from the last pic above.. the purple layer) will be mounted with dimensionals... or foam dots... so it's off the mail blue card... and each side is done the same... so when you want it open for display.. you tuck your extra sleeve.. under the front and back of the first layer.. gosh.. I hope that makes sense.. let me see if I have a pic.