Turning the Page to a New Year!

In this, the inaugural post for this blog, it seemed appropriate to share the design for desk calendar that I put together to give to friends to start off the new year.

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Here’s how I did it:


  • one sheet of 12 x 12 inch cardstock
  • one sheet of a coordinating pattern (this is a perfect use of scraps since you only need to be able to cut a rectangle measuring 2 inches x 3.75 inches)
  • calendar pages, measuring 3 inches x 3 inches
  • foam pop dots
  • corner punch
  • Stampendous House Mouse Happy Hoppers stamp — Bunny Luv
  • Spectrum Noir or Xpress cardstock for stamping and coloring image
  • Copic markers: C1, C3, C5, W1, W2, W3, E000, E00, E11, R46, B000
  • Miscellaneous ribbon, rhinestones, etc. for decorations


1. Using a 12×12 inch sheet of solid paper, cut and score three strips as follows:

  • 12″ x 4″  scored at 1 inch, 6 inches and 11 inches
  • 6″ x 4″ scored at 1 inch, 3 inches, and 5 inches
  • 2 1/4″ x 4″ (no scoring)

2. Cut one piece from a coordinating paper: 2 inches x 3.75 inches.

3. Cut a 3 3/4″ diameter circle from the solid paper and the white cardstock.

4. Fold the 12″ x 4″ strip in half along the score mark. Then fold along the scores at each end to form a tent.

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5. Fold the 6″ x 4″ strip in half along the score lines. Fold the 1″ score lines on each end as shown below:

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6. Apply adhesive along 1″ scored tabs. Adhere strips together as shown below to form a triangle, creating the calendar stand.

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7. Adhere calendar block to calendar stand. I created my own calendar, but similar ones are available online. Apply foam pop dots on each side of the calendar and along the top of the calendar stand.

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8. Use a corner punch to round the corners of the solid 2 1/4″ x 4″ piece. Layer and adhere coordinating pattern piece to the solid layer.

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9. Attach ribbon around layered rectangle. Remove backing from foam pop dots and attach layered rectangle to the calendar stand.

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10. Stamp and color the white cardstock with the desired design. Layer and adhere the stamped cardstock to the solid circle.

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11. Attach layered circle to top of calendar stand. Add bow, rhinestones, pearls or other embellishments as desired.

Here are other versions of the same calendar. Enjoy!

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