Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Timeless Floral Desktop Calendar

 Hello Ladies,
Welcome to a wonderful new year of crafting!

Today I brought a card which secretly holds a mini calendar.
With a simple crease the card front folds down and transforms to display both the embellished card and the calendar!
This is the perfect gift for anyone with a 9-5 desk job.
My project includes numerous techniques such as stamping and heat embossing onto wood, coloring with chalk, as well as stamping onto transparency for a worry free way to add a sentiment to any project.

Let me show you how I did it.

1. Sin City Stamps Inhale...Exhale Art Stamp Set
2. Sin City Stamps Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set
3. Sin City Stamps Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set
4. Card base (6"x6")  
5. Paper creasing tool
6. (3) Pattern papers &  (1)  transparency paper.
7. Versamark watermark ink, also pink and black pigment ink.
8. Embossing powder - white
9. Colored chalk
10. A heat gun
11. Embellishments - wooden heart, butterfly, pearls and a mini calendar.
12. Scissors
13. Adhesive and foam tape.
14. Sponge applicator.
15. White cardstock

1. Fold the front of the card base in half parallel to the fold and attach a piece of pattern paper to the bottom half of the card.

2. Stamp the flowers along the bottom edge of a piece of pattern paper using watermark ink.

3. Apply white embossing powder, remove the excess, and heat set.

4.Use chalk to lightly color the flowers.
 5. Adhere the embossed paper to the inside of the card.
 Attach the mini calendar to the lower half of the inside of the card. The front of the card will hinge downwards so that the bottom edge of the card front can rest against the top of the calendar that is on the inside.
The calendar will stand upright for display.

6. Using black ink, stamp the clock face onto white cardstock and cut out.

7. Stamp the flowers onto a wooden heart using the watermark ink. 
 Apply white embossing powder, removing the excess, and heat set.
Color the wood by applying pink pigment ink directly from the pad and blending with a sponge applicator.

8. Stamp some flowers onto pattern paper, color with the chalk, and cut out the blooms.

9. Use dimensional foam tape to mount some of the embellishments. Adhere the clock, butterfly, wooden heart, & flowers to a piece of pattern paper. Lastly, attach the central embellishment cluster to the front of the card.

10. Stamp your sentiment onto the transparency with permanent black ink.
 Attach it to the lower left corner carefully adhering it discretely underneath other elements so the adhesive is not visible.

 A Closer Look: 

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To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.


  1. so wonderful, love the soft pink and the wonderful frillyness. The calendar is so awesome. Beautiful and thank you so much Karen!


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