Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Easel Desktop Calendar


Hello Everyone!

I’m glad to be guest designing at Craftsneed today! Thank you Bhavani Balaji for this lovely opportunity J

It is the start of a new year and I bring to you a tutorial to make your own beautiful desktop calendar!
Sit back and enjoy this picture heavy post!

Step 1:


Take 4 pieces of cardstock measuring 4 inches x 4 inches

Step 2:


Score at 1 inch on all the 4 sides, for all the 4 pieces. These make the drawers.

Step 3:


Cut small pieces out of the flaps so that they fold properly to make a box.

Step 4:


Glue the corners and let them dry. Finish all the 4 boxes in the same way.



Step 5:


Now for the boxes to hold the drawers, take 4 pieces of cardstock measuring 2 1/8  inches x 7 ¼ inches. Score them 1 inch, 3 1/8 inches, 4 1/8 inches and 6 ¼ inches as shown in the pic.

Step 6:


Fold them so that the first and last flap overlap and glue the flaps together to make a box. Finish 4 boxes similarly. These boxes resemble the outer cover of a matchbox.

Step 7:


Take 4 squares of patterned paper measuring 1 ¾ inches. I’ve used the Exquisite Blossoms paper pack from Nakshathra Designz. They have beautiful floral designs perfect for any occasion!


Step 8:


Stick them to the inside of the 4 drawers.

Step 9:


Take 2 squares of cardstock measuring 4 ¾ inches.

Step 10:


Insert the 4 drawers into the 4 boxes. Take one of the 4 ¾ inches square and place the boxes in the center and glue them together. To hold the boxes together, I’ve used cellotape.

Step 11:


This is how the drawers open up.

Step 12:


Take another cardstock measuring 4 ¾ inches x 9 ½ inches. Score it at the middle 4 ¾ inches and 2 3/8 inches. This forms the easel.

Step 13:


Take patterned paper square of size 4 ½ inches and attach it to the inner side of the easel as shown.



Step 14:


Fold along the score lines as shown to get this shape, for the easel

Step 15:


Glue this easel onto the drawers base.

Step 16:


Take the other 4 ¾ inches square and glue on the lower half of the easel (marked with white stripes). Sorry missed taking this pic!


Step 17:


Now I switched back to the drawers and boxes and covered them with patterned papers. I’ve also added brads for the 4 boxes to act as knobs for the drawers.

Step 18:


For the calendar, I took a free printable from the internet and printed on white cardstock. I’ve then cut the months separately and distressed using Seedless Preserves.

Step 19:


Spray a fine mist of water on the distressed sheets to get a wonderful effect.

Step 20:


I then made a holder for the monthly sheets. Folded a small sheet of paper to make the photo corners, and embellished with flowers. This makes the calendar reusable for many years and can also be substituted for photos.

Step 21:


For the stopper of the easel, I took a cardstock measuring 3 inches x 1 ¾ inches. A patterned paper piece slightly smaller than the base and used a corner rounder for all the 4 corners.



Step 22:

Embellish as per your choice J I’ve stamped a sentiment from Mudra Humming Birds stampset using Versamark and heat embossed in black. I also attached a mini flower brad next to the sentiment. Attach this panel using foam tape so that It makes the stopper for the easel. I’ve embellished with a big flower along with some diecut leaves and a butterfly. I gave one round of pearls to the top panel to add more interest. Fill up the drawers with your favourite mini goodies J I’ve used 2 of the drawers to store the monthly sheets so that I can change them easily.
Here is my finished pic!

















Here is a little video :)



Hope you like my creation! This calendar adorns my office desk now J

Happy crafting J

25 comments:

  1. Thanks again for this opportunity :)

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  2. WOW KARTHIKA COMMENDABLE JOB. BEAUTIFUL CALENDER LOVELY DESKTOP PIECE... ENJOYED YOUR TUTORIAL AND VIDEO ASWELL!!! CHEERS.

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    1. Thanks a lot for all those kind words and encouragement :)

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  3. Wow.. Such a awesome tutorial.. Love every details ka

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  4. Awesome creation karthikha....loved it...thanks for sharing the Tut...

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  5. Wow very useful and awesome tutorial.

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  6. Lovely project...Thnks for the Tutorial

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  7. Marvelous card with Nice tutorial

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  8. Beautiful and neat work... Very nice Karthikha...

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  9. Lovely, detailed tutorial.šŸ˜ŠšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘ŒšŸ»

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  10. Awesome creation.Love the way u have used Nakshathradesignz pattern paper.

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