DIY Crafting Forever Desk Calendar

This DIY Crafting Forever desk calendar is not only adorable, it’s super easy to make! Besides that, one of it’s great features is that it folds flat and fits in a standard medium or A2 envelope!  And if I ever need permission to put aside work, I just look at my calendar!  It instructs me to “Do something creative everyday.”  Do you ever need a push?


This project was a hit with both my team members as well as my class guests!  Here’s the first version of my diy desk calendar.


Check out this easy and adorable desk calendar . . . features the Crafting Forever stamp set colored with the Stampin' Blends! Complete details on my blog . . . #diydeskcalendar #craftingforever


While mass producing them, I didn’t care for my coloring on one and rather than start all over, I stepped it up!  I stamped a second pot of brushes on a scrap of Shimmery White Cardstock, colored it with Stampin’ Blends, and then fussy cut it out and popped it up with Dimensionals!  The result was a “Happy Accident”!  Also, if you don’t own a good pair of paper scissors, I recommend Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips!  It’s the bomb and you’ll love how easy it is to fussy cut . . . even if it’s not your favorite thing to do!


Check out this easy and adorable desk calendar(stepped up version) . . . features the Crafting Forever stamp set colored with the Stampin' Blends! Complete details on my blog . . . #diydeskcalendar #craftingforever


Dimensions & Directions for DIY Crafting Forever Desk Calendar:

  • Basic Black cardstock . . . stand . . . 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half
    • base . . . 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (quarter sheet), score at 3/4″ from both 5-1/2″ sides and at 2-1/8″
      • fold base . . . 3/4″ lines in, 2-1/8″ down (it will look like a “W” from the end
      • Apply Tear & Tape to outside edges of base and adhere to bottom inside of stand
    • mat behind calendar . . . 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
      • label . . . punch out center with Pretty Label Punch, set aside
      • Adhere calendar to mat, covering hole
  • Shimmery White cardstock . . . 4″ x 5-1/4″, plus scrap for punching
    • Stamp pot on left side with Memento Black Ink
      • Color with Stampin’ Blends
      • Adhere to Basic Black stand
  • Adhere calendar and mat to right side of Shimmery White cardstock
  • Stamp sentment with Memento Black Ink on scrap
    • Punch out with 1-1/2″ Circle Punch
    • Adhere to Basic Black Pretty Label punched earlier
    • Adhere label to center with Dimensionals
  • Apply a Metallic Enamel Shape to either side of label

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