Wild & Sweet Calendar Easel Card for the Alphabet Challenge

Wild & Sweet Calendar Easel Card by Secrets to Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

It’s time for a new Alphabet Challenge and this time the theme is “N is for Nature,” which is bound to be a favorite for all of you this time of year. Because it’s getting close to my older daughter’s birthday and I need to a good month or so for it to reach her in Australia, I wanted to make sure to start it early. So, the koala bear in the Wild & Sweet stamp set was the perfect image to use for this card. Then, she can keep it on her desk next year and be reminded how much she is loved and missed.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Alphabet Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

Wild & Sweet Calendar Easel Card by Secrets to Stamping

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, this card started with cardstock cut at 4-1/2″ x 12″ and scored at 3″ and 6.” After that, I cut more cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 6″ for the card front.
  • Then, I cut the Rings of Love patterned paper and layered it onto Mossy Meadow cardstock to make the background panel.

And now, the fun part!

  • Once the card front panel was put together, I stamped the koala and colored it with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. After that, I cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die and then layered it onto the Awash in Beauty patterned paper that had been cut with the Deckled Rectangle die.
  • Then, for the sentiment, I took a scrap piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Celebrating You stamp set, and punched it out with the retired Washi Label Punch. Before popping it up on the card front, I wrapped the entire panel with linen thread and tied a bow.
  • Finally, I glued the panel to just the lower half of the easel card base.
Wild & Sweet Calendar Easel Card by Secrets to Stamping


  • To create the easel portion, I added more patterned paper to the inside of the card.
  • Then, I popped up the Taylored Expressions mini-calendar with dimensionals once l layered it with Crumb Cake cardstock, which holds up the easel.
  • After that, I stamped the happy birthday and cut it out with the stitched rectangle die and added a small rectangle for a my personal message.

I’m sharing the card with these challenges:

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12 thoughts on “Wild & Sweet Calendar Easel Card for the Alphabet Challenge”

  1. You created a fabulous card with that wonderful koala image Debbie,love the papers and layout. Great pic of your grandson

  2. Wow, this looks like a photograph…perfect coloring. Your daughter will love it. Between you and Mary, I’m getting the urge to get back into the craft room. TFS the photo of Dr. Noah!

  3. What a sweet card. Love your awesome coloring koala. Wonderful pic of the very handsome Dr. Noah. Enjoy your day!

  4. Love love love your card…that koala bear is adorable and you did a great job of coloring. I make a calendar every year with each month stamped and colored with something that represents that month. I am inspired by your calendar birthday card. And that little boy is precious.

  5. Gorgeous card, Debbie! Holly will LOVE this calendar card! And I had to chuckle over Dr. Noah’s picture… Mom was “channeled” again! 🥰😆

  6. What a perfect choice of DsP for the background! It complements the image beautifully. (I am happy to see your card…I bought this set thinking the animal in the the tree is a koala.)

  7. I like how you made the card into a calendar holder – great idea! And a masculine one! Thanks for this idea!

  8. I am a sucker for Koala bears and your Easel card/calendar is just wonderful. Dr. Noah is darling too! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Such a sweet project!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hope to see you again!
    Hugs from Africa!

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