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. :)