This cute mini desk calendar was adapted from one of Anna Helman’s. My dimensions are the same. I just added a small “box” to hold your mini pencil or pen. Without the addition of the pencil holder, the pencil could easily fall to the bottom of the pocket and be difficult to get out without turning the calendar upside down.
I used DSP from my beautiful hoarded stash. Don’t you just LOVE Stampin’ Ups beautiful Designer Series Papers? The hardest thing about the papers is having to decide which side of the paper to use. Both sides of the paper are always gorgeous. I also love how all the colors coordinate so well with their cardstock colors, inks, etc. It was very easy to pick my background colors for these cute calendars because of the awesome color coordination.
I made these as customer gifts. They are not very time consuming so I was able to quickly make a boatload. One really nice thing is that it only uses one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock (with only a couple of tiny scraps leftover). And it uses very little DSP so my pile of hoarded DSP isn’t dwindling very fast. (I guess you could see that as a good thing or a bad thing. ha ha)
Here are the dimensions: Cardstock- 3 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 4 3/4 x 7 inches, 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches DSP – 3 1/2 x 3 inches, 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches.
The long piece of cardstock is scored with the long side on top at 4, 8, 9, and 10. The long pieces makes the easel/stand part of the project
The shorter piece of cardstock is scored with the long piece on the top at 4 and 4 1/2. Turn the piece counter clockwise and score at 1 1/2 then rotate the piece 180 degrees and score at 4 1/4. Then with the long side up and the 4 and 4 1/2 score marks to the right side, score at 1 1/2 just down to the first horizontal score line. Then turn the paper around 180 degrees and do the same thing but at the 5 1/2 mark – scoring only to the first horizontal line.
The very small piece of cardstock will scored with the short side on the top at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, and 2. You will put a piece of tear-n-tape on the tiny edge and burnish all the score lines inward.
You can then do the corner rounding on three different pieces. You will need to cut off the small rectangle pieces in order to use the corner rounder on the smaller piece of cardstock.
I used tear-n-tape for all the structural pieces – pieces that needed the strength to either standup or withstand movement. The liquid glue works to adhere the DSP and any other parts that are structural or moveable.
The easiest way to know how to put this project together is to watch the video.
The mini tear-off calendar came from a company in the US called Taylored Expressions. They are great to work with and your order comes quickly.
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