TWO Circle Sayings Calendar Cards for Creative Creases #72

It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in the challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! With the new year just a few short weeks away, I wanted to show you some great projects with calendars. So, I made two calendar cards using Circle Sayings bundle. Whether your calendar card will be a gift or for yourself, I know you will enjoy making either of these cards.

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My First Card Today

Today’s project is a great fun fold called a Building Block Card. I used this Splitcoaststampers tutorial to make THIS card a couple of years ago (wow, I started early that year!), so I thought it would be fun to do another one.

Make a 2024 Calendar using Circle Sayings by Debbie Mageed
Make a 2024 Calendar using Circle Sayings by Debbie Mageed
Make a 2024 Calendar using Circle Sayings by Debbie Mageed

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • I scored the 5-1/2 x 10-1/2 cardstock at 3-1/2 and 7.
  • Then, I closed the valley fold, and marked in pencil at these measurements:
    • 3/8, 1-3/8, 1-5/8, 2-5/8, 2-7/8, 3-7/8, 4-1/8, and 5-1/8 cut to 1-1/2″ from the fold.
  • After that, I scored at the end of the cuts to make the mountain folds, and the ¼” slits make valley folds.
  • Front Panel: Cardstock: 5-1/4 x 3-1/4 and DSP: 5-1/8 x 3-1/8
  • Inside and Back Panels: Cardstock: 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 and DSP 5-1/8 x 1-5/8
  • Blocks: Cardstock: 1-3/8 x 7/8 and DSP: 1-1/4 x 3/4

Now, the FUN part!

  • Once that was done, I added all of the panels to the card base.
  • After that, I stamped the Circle Sayings sentiment in Lost Lagoon and Petal Pink inks. Then, I punched the sentiment out with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch and made a layer of Lost Lagoon behind it with the 2-3/8 Circle Punch.
  • Since the front needed a little more decoration, I stamped the flowers from the Petal Park stamp set and punched them out with the coordinating Petal Park Punch. After that, I cut a few branches from the Bough Punch and layered all of these under the sentiment and popped it up with dimensionals. Then, I added the calendar to the bottom of the card front.
  • I wanted to continue the floral decor so I stamped the flowers and stems from the Sending Smiles stamp set and cut them out with their coordinating dies.
  • Once those were attached to the card, I cut out the 2024 with the Playful Alphabet dies (retired) and glued them to the blocks.
  • Finally, I added the Glossy Dots to all of the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

Then, for my second card

Make a 2024 Calendar using Circle Sayings by Debbie Mageed
  • Firstly, I used the Splitcoaststampers Calendar Easel Card to make this easy calendar card.
  • I cut a cardstock base at 4-1/4 x 11, and score at 5-1/2.
  • After that, I cut another piece of cardstock at 4-1/8 x 4″, and score at 1/2, 2, and 3 1/2 on the 4″ side.
  • I stamped the Circle Sayings sentiment in Calypso Coral and Petal Pink inks, then, I punched the sentiment out with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch and made a layer cardstock behind it with the 2-3/8 Circle Punch.
  • Once that was done, I added the branches from the Bough Punch and added a few Festive Pearls.
  • Back of the Card: I sized the list of holidays to fit my card then printed it out (I have added it below if you want to use it).
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment from Scenic Wonders stamp set and cut it out with a Deckled Rectangle and layered it onto Petal Pink and Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • Finally, I added more Festive Pearls to the corners for some sparkle.

Where you can get calendars…

  • I buy them from Taylored Expressions HERE and they are currently in stock at publication of this post
  • OR you can purchase the Days to Remember stamp set by Stampin’ Up! (item #155026)
  • OR you can print them HERE
Feel free to use this if you are interested!

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create
  2. A Place To Start
  3. Beautiful Blossoms
  4. Crafty Catz
  5. Cut It Up
  6. Die Cut Divas
  7. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  8. Krafty Chicks 
  9. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
  10. The Paper Funday
  11. A Perfect Time to Craft
  12. We Love Stamping

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December Paper Pumpkin news

The deadline is December 10th!!

This kit includes:

  • 9 cards; 3 each of 3 designs (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 Acetate box to fit cards and envelopes from the kit
  • 1 Pebbled Path Stampin’ Spot
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • Embellishments
  • Specialty gold foil die cuts
  • Adhesive to finish the project.
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, gold foil, Old Olive, Pebbled Path
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This will be such a fun memory for Noah!


17 thoughts on “TWO Circle Sayings Calendar Cards for Creative Creases #72”

  1. Oh my gosh, these are both fabulous! The green one is sooo pretty and soft! And where was that pic taken? Noah looks as happy as a kid can be!!

  2. Oh my, Debbie. These calendars are FANTASTIC! I especially like the first one. Now to get working on my own for the January 5th challenge.

    Have a wonderful holiday season, my friend.


  3. That first calendar is so clever, such a gorgeous combination of papers. I love having the measurements available so I don’t have to do any trial and error! Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

  4. These are great, Debbie, but I especially like the first one. Thank you so much for sharing the link to the calendars…they’re great. Wow, to ride on a camel must have been such an exciting experience. I wish you had only entered 10 challenges so you could be considered for the prize at PIP! Hugs, Karen

  5. Both are lovely designs Debbie, many thanks for sharing and joining us at We Love Stamping December challenge.

    B x

  6. Such an amazing card. Thanks for joining our Cut it Up “Use more than one Layer” challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

  7. I love both cards – the blues and greens of the first card really draw me in and the brighter red/orange card would be a wonderful wakeup to the mornings. I like both – WOW

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our challenge of using flowers in your project.

  8. What an amazing building block card. I love that it’s designed to be displayed all year long as a calendar. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

  9. I love the 2024 calendars. Do u have a video showing how you made the card?
    Videos help me a lot especially when the card is as detailed as this beauty!

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