Monday, 23 January 2017

2017 Calendars


Each year I run a class in January to make a calendar for the year ahead. It can be a bit of a challenge trying to come up with a new design each year, but it's always a fun challenge!

This year's design was based on the mini magazine holders that you see around the internet, mostly they hold notecards. My adaptation is wider and shallower to accommodate the pages for each month of the year.

After I made this sample, and ran a few classes, I ended up adding an extra pocket to the back of the base. I found that unless they were made very square with the folding and gluing, they tended to be a bit tippy. The pocket solved that problem, and also added a little place to keep a pack of sticky notes and a pencil or two.

I alternated the position of the calendar on each page to help with weight distribution. I left quite a bit of each page blank. My thoughts were that you could either add a photograph to each page, or a plain piece of cardstock so that you could write down important dates for each month.

Lots of people have asked me for the tutorial, and now that I have finished my classes for the month I have it ready for you to access. You can find the tutorial here.

I have one spare kit left over from my classes that I am going to send someone in Australia who comments on this post. That's all you need to do! I will draw the winner on Saturday 27th January, so don't forget to check back to see if you are the winner.

Bye for now,



  1. What a stunning idea Tina!!

  2. Awesome project Tina, such a great way to show off DSP. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial.

  3. Loved making the calendar, thanks for putting the tutorial up for us.I give it ☆☆☆☆☆

  4. Beautiful! I've never seen this style before; it's lovely! TFS!


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