Nov 10 2010

Owl Easel Calendar with Box

OK…I know…that's a lengthy title, but I couldn't think of what else to call it!  This is a project my Stamp Clubs did last month!  I always like to do a calendar this time of year.  This is also my Thrifty 3D Wednesday project over on Stamping 411 today!  I wanted to share a project that would be a great gift for someone at Christmas! Something they can enjoy throughout the coming year! This Calendar Box could sit on a co-workers desk…or in someone's home office!

Isn't that Punch Owl just TOO cute? I love it! The pull out drawer could hold post-it notes or sheets of scratch paper, or fill it with candy for a special treat!


I've seen this project from several different sources, and combined their ideas with some of my own. It really is quite easy…decorating takes the longest, of course!
The base is So Saffron cardstock and I used Real Red cardstock for layers behind the calendar and the Scallop Trim Borders. I used the floral pattern from Play Date Designer Paper on the top easel portion and the green leaf print in that same DSP for the front of the drawer and the top of the box. The owl is punched from Early Espresso and his vest from a scrap piece of Play Date DSP, too. The pupils in the eyes are Black Mini Brads and I added a little red heart. Hello from Tiny Teacup a la cart stamp is stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White and punched with the Small Oval, then layered on Real Red Large Oval punch. I punched the branch from Two Step Bird Punch from Old Olive and placed the Owl on it. Then put the entire owl piece on a 2 3/8 Scallop Circle of So Saffron. Last I added the calendar, layered onto Real Red that holds the easel top standing open.


Here is a downloadable step by step tutorial on how to make the Easel Calendar with Box!  Enjoy!





25 People have left comments on this post

Nov 10, 2010 - 06:11:01
Jennifer Gray said:

your calendar box is gorgeous.
regards Jennifer

Nov 10, 2010 - 08:11:55
Tammy Fite said:

The box/calendar is beautiful!!!  and, thanks for sharing the tutorial!!

Nov 10, 2010 - 09:11:55
Rhonda said:

Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Nov 10, 2010 - 09:11:49
Kathy W said:

tfs the instructions, it's on my to do list now

Nov 10, 2010 - 10:11:16
Linda Daley said:

Thanks so much for sharing this great project and for doing a wonderful tuturial!!  I've been wanting to make this for quite a while.

Nov 10, 2010 - 11:11:18
Diane said:

What a great idea this is.  I have my card containers ready for this Christmas but will definitely keep this for next year.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 10, 2010 - 11:11:38
Maria N. said:

Love your project and thank you for sharing the tutorial!
Maria N.

Nov 10, 2010 - 05:11:06
Alison Reid said:

Where did you get the template for the calendar?  This is just too cute.

Nov 10, 2010 - 11:11:24
Joni Kelly said:

Oh my gosh – you are just some kind of AWESOME! I love this calendar box and the free tutorial is fantastic! I can hardly wait to make a dozen or so to give away as gifts! Thank you so much for sharing!
Joni <><

Nov 10, 2010 - 11:11:49

Connie: Fabulous project!  Have you shared where you get the little calendars?  Think these would make some wonderful New Year's gifts for my stamping friends.  Thanks for Sharing!

Nov 11, 2010 - 04:11:18
Dawn Evans said:

So cute and thanks for sharing the tutorial!!

Nov 11, 2010 - 04:11:17
Connie smith said:

How cute!! Does your brain ever stop?? How do you find all the time to create all these cute things!!

Nov 12, 2010 - 08:11:50
Lynda said:

Thank you….your tutorials are so easy to follow….can't wait to make one!

Nov 13, 2010 - 09:11:58
Christine said:

Thanks so much for the fabulous project.  Can you please post where we can find the cute little calendars?  Thanks again.

Nov 14, 2010 - 03:11:31
cyndi said:

This is so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Could you please tell us where to find the calendars for this project?  Thanks again!

Nov 18, 2010 - 01:11:49
Susan from Colorado said:

Connie thanks for this amazing tutorial!  Love it!

Nov 20, 2010 - 06:11:30
Annette said:

Thank you Connie for a great tutorial. I can't wait to try it out.

Nov 24, 2010 - 02:11:50
Linda said:

:p  thanks for the template.  It is wonderful

Jan 25, 2011 - 10:01:50
Kim said:

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I just made this with some new product from the Occasions. I always fall short and end up getting my calendar mid year – I am so excited to have this in January đŸ™‚  Thanks Connie for your wonderful inspiration!

Jan 26, 2011 - 06:01:05
Carol said:

What an adorable idea! Love it and thank you for sharing!!

Feb 7, 2011 - 05:02:12

This is a super cute project.  Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.

Feb 14, 2011 - 02:02:35
Chris Hook said:

I have been looking for small calendars like the one you used.   Where did you get them.  Your  project is fantastic.

Oct 12, 2011 - 01:10:50
Barb Henry said:

I have been looking for a gift for my friends.  Your calendar is perfect.  I love it!  Thank you for the free tutorial.

Oct 24, 2016 - 03:10:31
Claudia said:

Love it! Where did you get the calendars?

Thanks so much!

Jan 12, 2017 - 09:01:27
Evelyne said:

je suis en train de rĂ©aliser ce beau projet. OĂ¹ trouvez-vous les petits calendriers ?
Encore merci pour le tutoriel !!