One of my most popular projects on my blog, YouTube and Pinterest has been an easel calendar. It features a stitched mini calendar, 3″ x 3″ Post-It Note® pad and a mini pen in a holder. Even though I created this year’s easel calendar at the beginning of the year it’s still being repinned or liked every day. Well with a new year not that far away I decided it was time to create an updated version.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE EASEL CALENDAR
First, and to make things clearer, I created this video showing you how I assembled my easel calendar.
As you can see, once I’d cut and scored all the pieces it really was very easy to put together.
PARTS OF THE EASEL CALENDAR
Now as promised, here’s a list of all the pieces I used to create my 2020 easel calendar:
- Mossy Meadow Card 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored on long side at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″
- Mossy Meadow Card 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (for stand-up panel)
- Striped Magnolia Lane DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)
- Mossy Meadow Card 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (for Post-It Note® base)
- Shimmery White Card 3-1/8″ x 4″ (for Post-It Note® cover)
- Mossy Meadow Card 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (for calendar)
- Copper Foil Sheet 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (for calendar)
- Striped Magnolia Lane DSP 1″ x 4″ (for pen loop)
- Floral Magnolia Lane DSP to cut out flowers
- Thick Whisper White Card 3″ x 3″ (to back large flower if desired)
THE POST-IT NOTE® COVER
My first task was to stamp the Shimmery White Card using the All Wired Up background stamp and Delicata Celestial Copper ink pad. I then set it aside for a minute or two to let the ink dry completely.
The mini 2020 calendars were purchased online for me by my daughter in the UK. They came as a pack of 50 and measure 1-7/8″ x 2-7/8″. Search online for “mini calendar tab” for a supplier who can ship to you.
Now if you’d like to see my 2019 butterfly easel calendar you’ll find it in my blog post Gingham Gala Sneak Peek.
In addition to the Stampin’ Up! products listed below and the mini calendar, I also used a 3″ x 3″ Post-It Note® pad and a Papermate InkJoy Mini gel pen purchased in Walmart.