Thursday, 7 March 2013

Calendar Tutorial - My Little Shoebox

Hi everyone! For today I have a fun tutorial for you. It has been on My Little Shoebox' blog about two weeks ago, so it's possible you've already seen it.... If not, here it is:

Although nowadays almost everyone has a digital calendar I still find it handy to have a “real” calendar on my desk and decided to make one myself. Let me share with you how I made it:

Find a printable calendar on the internet and print on a A4 sized sheet (I used the “Linen” sheet (11859)). Make sure you choose a calendar with three rows like this one from “”.

Cut in three rows (2” x 9,5”):

Take a piece of cardstock (9.5” x 12”) and score in three places (every three inches), so you have three rows of 3” x 12” and a row of 0.5” x 12”:

Cut 3 strips of patterned paper a bit smaller than 3”x12” and adhere to cardstock.

Adhere your 3 calendar strips on a mat, repeat this step and then adhere to the cardstock with patterned paper base:

Choose stickers you want to use for your calendar and make them less sticky (as you’ll be adhering them with 3D foam adhesive). To lessen the stickiness I always stick them on my clothes:

Because the stickers aren’t adhesive anymore you can now place and replace them on your project to see where you want them before you adhere them with some 3D foam adhesive. Don’t make your project too “bulky” as it will always have to stand on one of the sides:

Your final step is to place a strip of tacky tape on the upper strip of cardstock and fold your calendar closed like this:

Your calendar is now ready to use on your desk at home or in the office:

I hope you'll give this a try with your MLS stash! Happy scrapping!

Supplies: My Little Shoebox "Oh, Deer!" collection.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


  1. Wat leuk zeg!!
    Jammer dat de beschrijving in het engels is ik ben daar zo slecht in...maar ik zal eens kijken of ik dit ook kan doen.
    Als ik naar de foto's kijk is het niet zo heel lastig.

    Groetjes Laura

  2. Now thats very clever and just love the photo of all the stickers attached to you. ROFL

  3. Wat een leuk idee Monique !!! Heel mooi gemaakt !
    Groetjes Berdien

  4. O die is ook weer zooo leuk, wat ben je toch een super creatief mens! Vind die hertjes zo schattig!!

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