More Calendars + a Tutorial

I’m back today with a few more calendar ideas before I have to tear the January page and a quick tutorial on the small desktop calendar I created today and also on my last post HERE.

The first one I want to share is the same concept as the calendars on THIS post but with a very different theme.

I’ve mentioned before that I work in an elementary school library so naturally I was drawn to two stamp sets from Mama Elephant. The adorable images are from the Book Worm stamp set and the sentiment is from a coordinating set, Good Reads.

Here are the measurements for this calendar style:

  1. The card base measures 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and is scored at 5 1/2″
  2. The stand measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and is scored at 1″, 2 1/4″ and 3 1/2″ on the 4 1/2″ side.
  3. Fold the stand so that the middle piece is pointing up and glue either end to the back of each side of  the card base.
  4. Decorate as desired.
  5. The calendars are purchased online at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s a stepped up version using the same stamp sets. I made a lot of this type of calendar for a recent craft fair.  They make great little gifts.

I purchased a 5 x 7 acrylic frame and inserted a piece of patterned paper then decorated the front of the frame and added the calendar and Post-it.

Then using some leftover pieces, I created a coordinating bookmark….and then I stopped…haha!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week!

Take care,




  1. Like your calendar ideas. I have been making a similar one that uses a larger calendar with space at the top for stamping or photos. I wanted to share with you a company that makes stands for these calendars that enables you to change out individual months for the next. Great for re-using from month to month and year to year without having to make individual easels. The company is and I have been using the Qlaro CD Calendar Stands version which comes in different sizes. Luckily the company allows one to purchase in small quantities inexpensively.

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