Sunday, November 30, 2008

Folding Desktop Calendar


Hey stampers! At our last stampin meeting, my friend Nancy Littrell brought this cool calendar she made. You can see it here in her SCS gallery. I've wanted to make one,but other stuff got in the way. Then, my friend Nancy Morgan posted this awesome tutorial, so I decided to just do it! I adore the Nancys. :) Thanks girls... for sharing all your awesome ideas and creations.







I changed each page just a bit, but I always used Stampin'Up! designer paper. One side for the base 3 3/4 x 5 mounted on a piece of Chocolate Chip 4 x 5.25. The Top Note piece was always the opposite side of the designer paper.












The only stamp set I used was Season by Season. The rest was made using either SU! Sizzix Dies or Punches.











The whole calendar is on one piece of Kraft card stock cut 5.5x 8.5 and scored at 4 1/4. Just like you'd cut for a regular sized card.

I changed the closure a bit. Instead of using ribbon, when I attached the chocolate chip layer onto the Kraft base, I did not add adhesive to the bottom portion. This way, you can slip the base that holds it open and upright, right between the Kraft base and the chocolate chip. This holds it open nice and sturdy.



The base piece was a scrap on my desk. It measures 4 x 3 scored in one inch on each end of the four inch side.






















There ya have it! A fun quick gift for someone's desk. Please visit Nancy for the tutorial, she did a great job! I love her blog!! And, if you have a chance, please leave Nancy Littrell a comment on her calendar too..... You girls are DA bomb! :)

Have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!




PS... I added the additional photos so that you can see how the center piece works to keep the calendar from tipping over. Hope that makes more sense. :)

17 comments:

nancy littrell said...

How fun Cami to see your version of our popular desk calendar. I can't wait to see IRL. Mine is a simpler version, since I made "16"!!! Not quite sure how you did the closure. Anxious to see IRL. See you tomorrow my friend :-)

Jami N. said...

What a fun idea! I love all of the embellishment. It makes an otherwise plain desk calendar so much more fun!

Jessica said...

very cool! love the details

gayle said...

Very cute! Not quite understanding the closure. Could you explain it or show pics, please? All three calenders are lovely. Going to take a little of each to make my own.

Wendy in MD said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing (and for sharing the links)!

savorthejourney.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com said...

Oh
My
Word!
Cami.... these are truly the cat's meow!! Ooooh such fun!

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous calendar and a great gift idea!! I love it!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Cami, this is so, so cool!!

Diane said...

Wow...this is wonderful! I am sitting here thinking of all I can these for as gifts.....what fun they will be!!!!

DeeDee said...

WOW, this is AWESOME!!! What a lovely gift this would be for the ladies at work!!! TFS!!! HUGS!!

nancy morgan said...

There you go again, workin' the Cami magic :) ... your calendar is so cool! Really fun to see what your creative mind can do with a simple little tutorial...amazing!!!

Ashley Bowen said...

SO Pretty and fun!! :) You are so talented girly!! :)
Hugs, Ash-

Joani said...

How cool, and thanks for the links to see the others. I was thinking of some gifty idea to put in my large SU! bags. Thank you!!
Hugs,
Joani

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful designs for this amazing calendar, Cami! I love all 4 of your seasons!

Wanda Williams said...

Just AWESOME!!! I love how you always make things look so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Wanda

Carol Stamps said...

Cami, I especially loved the way you decorated each page, and although I don't have all of the same papers that you used, I'm trying to CASE your calendar. Question-- the original tutorial says to scale the calendar to 80%. Yours seems smaller. I can't get enough card stock on the left and right to do the brads or ribbon if I layer the calendar part on the DSP. Can you fill me in on what size to make the calendar?

Cambria Turnbow said...

Hi Carol... thank you! Yes, I totally forgot to say that. I reduced the calendar to 70% for this one. Have fun babe!

~Cambria