A couple of weeks ago, I shared this Easel Calendar as part of my Stamp Review Crew project using Painted Harvest. You can find the original post here.
It got such an amazing response – I am so humbled by your lovely comments.
Many people asked me for a tutorial. I hadn’t planned on writing a tutorial, but here’s the measurements and some basic instructions on how I put it together.
Note: All measurements are design for Australian/European A4 cardstock. If you are in the US, some adjustments may be required.
Make a normal card base by cutting an A4 sheet of cardstock lengthways and scoring at half way (cut at 4-1/8″ lengthways, score at 5-7/8″ across).
Make the easel fold component by cutting a piece of cardstock 4-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ and scoring across the short edge at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 3″.
Attach the easel component to the bottom of the card base with a strong adhesive – making it into a triangle with a foldable base.
Make a pocket for the front of the card by cutting a piece of cardstock 6-1/8″ x x 4-1/8″.
Score at 1/2″ & 1″ from both short edges and one long edge. Cut the bottom score lines into the pattern below…
Fold the edges up to create a box shape (that doesn’t have a back).
Apply strong adhesive and attach it to your easel.
Finished! Decorate using whatever design you’d like to look at for the next 12 months!
The cardstock on the front is 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ for the bottom layer and 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ for the top layer. Adhere them together and slide into place (they sit inside the pocket).
The pocket can hold whatever you need – pen & post-its, note paper, emergency chocolate!
The note paper I used came from a large paper cube from Kmart.
The calendars are from Craftie Cafe mounted on a piece of DSP measuring 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″.
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