Good morning everyone, Marianne here with today's project for you. I made several of these easel calendars last year and as people bought them at fairs thought it time to start making some more. The new toppers from Little Claire are the perfect size and the images are so pretty you would happily look at them all year long. These make a great present.
You will need
6"x6" white card blank
Purple papers (I used First Edition New Bloom)
Selection of purple flowers (I used apple blossom and roses)
Martha Stewart zigzag border punch
1 Cut two pieces of striped paper, one 13.8cm square and one 13.8cm x 6.5cm. Mount both pieces onto lilac card.
2 Fold the front of the card blank in half to form a mountain fold for the easel.
3 Cut a strip of contrasting paper 13.8cm x 5.5cm. Cut the bottom of the strip with the border punch. Attach to the 13.8cm square paper 8cm from the bottom.
4 Wrap a piece of lilac ribbon in top of this paper, fixing the ends underneath the lilac card. Attach the square to the bottom section of the card with the stripes going downwards.
5 Wrap a piece of lilac ribbon around the other piece of striped card attaching the ends underneath the lilac card. Attach to the front of the easel card blank.
6 Attach the small strip of patterned paper left from the border punching 1.5cm away from the punched border.
7 Mount the topper onto lilac card and attach to the front as shown. Glue three flowers either side of the topper. Attach the calendar tab level with the top of the punched paper so that it acts as a stopper for the easel.
I hope you enjoy making these. Please visit my blog for daily inspiration.