Nov 10 2010
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!
DESKTOP CALENDAR BOX TUTORIAL