Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 mini desktop calendar

I didn't make many handcrafted Christmas gifts this year (I've already shared the snowman tealight ornaments and cinnamon sugar jars), but I think my favorite was a mini desktop calendar with an easel display stand. I made four calendars to give away (and one to keep!), and all the recipients seemed to really like them.

I have several pictures to share, so I won't go into detail about each page. The 3" x 4" calendar pages were from Taylored Expressions and were preprinted with the calendar dates and colored background area. I used the coordinating Build a Scene - Calendar dies to cut out the card stock border for each month. Additional specific supplies for each month are listed with each photo (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted).

Stamps: Winter Penguin (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Pumpkin PIe, Pool Party
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Stamps: Quick Critters stamp and die combo (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pink Passion card stock; Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Ink: Early Espresso, Pink Passion, white gel pen
Accessories: Heart border punch, gold Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Dimensionals, Mono Multi liquid glue

Paper: Cucumber Crush, Whisper White card stock; gold glimmer paper
Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits dies, banner punch, small heart punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, paper-piercing mat and tool, Dimensionals

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Sun and Clouds dies (Taylored Expressions), rhinestones, Dimensionals

Paper: Old Olive, Real REd, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate card stock
Accessories: Flowers and Stems dies, Watering Can die (Taylored Expressions); Brights Candy Dots; Mono Multi liquid glue

Paper: Vellum, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie card stock
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits dies, Bold Butterflies Framelits dies, rhinestones, Glue Dots

Paper: Island Indigo card stock, silver glimmer paper, All Abloom DSP Stack
Accessories: Stars Framelits dies, Star Confetti border punch, Dimensionals

Stamps: Stuck on You (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip card stock
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Stuck on You Lawn Cuts dies (Lawn Fawn), Dimensionals, Mono Multi liquid glue

Stamps: To Thine Own Shelf (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Mono Multi liquid glue

Paper: Basic Black card stock, silver glimmer paper
Accessories: Bat punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, Dimensionals

Paper: Crumb Cake card stock, copper foil sheets, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Accessories: Autumn Accents die, linen thread

Paper: Textured Old Olive card stock, gold paper
Ink: White gel pen, black permanent marker (Sharpie)
Accessories: Merry Minis trio punches, gold Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

I thought the calendars turned out so cute, and I didn't want each page to just get tossed away at the end of the month. So when I packaged up the calendars I included a little note with ideas for reusing the pages (e.g., cut off the top portion and use it as a gift tag or write a note and slip it in a lunch bag or backpack).

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, these are awesome! I seriously need/want to get a calendar stamp so I can make something like these! Once again, I am very inspired!
    Sadly I don't have much energy at the moment:-( I am waiting on an appointment with the surgeon to see if they are going to do a hip replacement for me. I have pain in my hip 24/7 which is why I am not doing much (if any?!) stamping of late. I am in pain if I sit stand or lie down. BUT!! I am still checking your blog to see all your awesome craft things you make:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand