Perpetual Calendars Made Easy for the Pals Blog Hop

Dec14badgeWelcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools and accessories. Get your wish list ready as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from September Gray at www.septembergray.com on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the project.

Perpetual Calendar, Christmas, Bright & Beautiful, Mingle All the Way

 Happy Holidays!

I hope you have enjoyed the Pals Blog Hop so far. I think I found a really fun project for you and even have a SNEAK PEEK from the upcoming Occasions Catalog! I found a cute project on Scor-Pal and adapted it easily to use the ready-made 2″ Tiny Treat Boxes (Item #135829) from the Holiday Mini Catalog! The boxes were so fun to decorate! Then, I stamped and did a little “Blendie” coloring on the holiday sentiment from Mingle All the Way, die-cut it with the Oval framelit, then put it on a layer of the Deco Label Framelit. I thought some ribbons would make it stand out, so I layered fringed Burlap Ribbon with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Whisper White 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. It still needed something to make it look “holidayish” so I stamped and cut out some Bright and Beautiful stars (so easy and quick with Photopolymer stamps and framelits) and trimmed out the sentiment. The last little detail was adding the December, just in case someone didn’t know when Christmas was! LOL Everything was adhered and it was done so amazingly fast!

Perpetual Calendar, You're Wonderful, Floral Framelits

Well, you know me! I can’t just stop at one! I decided to do a calendar for the entire year. This time I used the 2014-2016 In-Colors, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow, picking DSP from the paper stack. Once the calendar base was made, I started stamping the sentiment from You’re Wonderful and Daydream Medallions, then cutting Floral Framelits. I fussy-cut and popped up the banners on the sentiment and added a bow and rhinestones. I also colored some of the flowers from the You’re Wonderful stamp set and adhered them to the sides. So – if you are interested in making these with the tiny treat boxes, here is how I made them:

1. Boxes: Already made! I used my bone folder on all of the seams and put the boxes together. I made two layers for each side; one was 1 7/8″ and the other was 1 3/4″. Numbers to make for the boxes are: Box 1: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Box 2: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 ,9. The 9 will also serve as the 6. I changed the Year Calendar just a little so that the date on the 15th of the month will show “2015” by switching out the 7 with the 5 on the boxes. It certainly isn’t necessary but I thought it was a fun touch!

The cardstock for the calendar base: 4 3/8" x 10 1/2" and scored at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8".

2. The cardstock for the calendar base: 4 3/8″ x 10 1/2″ and scored at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/8″,  5 3/8″.

Use adhesive to make the  base of the calendar

3. Use adhesive to make the base of the calendar

The side panel: 3" x 9 3/4" Scored at 2 3/4" and 7" and cut slits as shown. This piece is slightly larger on the sides so you can trim to your liking.

4. The side panel: 3″ x 9 3/4″ Scored at 2 3/4″ and 7″ and cut slits as shown. This piece is slightly larger on the sides so you can trim to your liking. Adhere to calendar base along the bottom and the top of the center panel.

I just got  the brand new Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and wanted to show it to you. What a pretty way to organize your special dates to remember! I used the embellishments in the kit so you could see how fun it would look.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

 

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Let me know if you have any questions. The next stop is Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in 2015.

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Final Line-Up: 

  1. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  2. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  3. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  4. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  7. September Gray at www.septembergray.com
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  ⇐⇐ YOU ARE HERE
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  11. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  15. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  16. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  23. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  24. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  25. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  28. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  29. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  30. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  31. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  32. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  33. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  34. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  35. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  36. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  37. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  38. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomWithBecky

20 Comments

  1. Debbie this is fabulous! What a great idea thank you for sharing your creativity.

  2. Where’s the LOVE button? This is a wonderful project! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. These turned out great, Debbie!! Love your choice of stars for the December calendar and the fun flower and medallion for the general calendar! Off to pin….

  4. Truly love this Debbie! I’m totally CASE’ing this!!!

  5. Beautiful Debbie!!!!! TFS!

  6. Already pinned this project Debbie. I think it will be turning up at craft fairs next fall. Great idea! Thank you!

  7. How wonderful! I’d love to make this for my desk at work. Great job!

  8. Super cute projects!! I love perpetual calendars. Can’t wait to get that one!!

  9. What a great project! Thank you for sharing the instructions!

  10. What a great project with those little boxes! I can’t wait to get my perpetual calendar kit, too!!

  11. 3 little words… OFF THE CHARTS!!!

  12. Absolutely beautiful projects!

  13. You are amazing! Love your work.

  14. Hi Debbie, thanks for the FAB instructions. I used your instructions to make a calendar and I love it. I made a few adjustments to the measurements though. On the 3 x 9 3/4 piece, I scored it at 2 3/4 & 7 1/8 (it did not work when I scored it at 7) and I scored the piece on the long side at 3/4″. I will post a pic on Stampin’ Connection. Thanks again!

  15. Correction above…I scored the piece on the short side at 3/4″. Sorry for the confusion.

  16. Debbie, this is just crazy awesome! If I didn’t protest so much about cards etc that require more than one fold I would make this project!!

  17. Debbie, here’s the link on Stampin’ Connection. I linked to you there: http://www.stampinconnection.com/photo/tiny-treat-box-perpetual-calendar?context=latest

  18. Love your perpetual calendar and made my own version. You may be getting lots of visits to your site as I’ve been directing people here for general directions. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  19. Love the calendar. Question…what did you use for the numbers?

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