Friday 25 September 2015

2016 Calendar

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)
Calendar tab
Lilac ribbon
Lilac card
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.


  1. Thank you for sharing the "how to" for this pretty make Marianne. A lovely idea for some stocking fillers.
    Toni xx

  2. What a fantastic project, thank you Marianne, inspired now to try this xxx

  3. Stunning project Marianne, I am waiting on Calender Tabs being delivered as we making them and this one is especially nice, hugs xxxx

  4. This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing the 'how too' xxx

  5. Gorgeous make, thanks Marianne for the very clear instructions and inspiration, Kate x

  6. beautiful creation.
    kind regards, Dora