Today, I have three more installments of my 2018 Desktop Calendars to share with you, including April, May and June. I create these calendars over the course of a year so I can hand them out as Christmas gifts. The calendars measure 4″ x 6″ and fit in a standard frame. My friends and family love them!!!
When designing each month, I use a combination of current and retired products. I apologize that some of these items are no longer available. If you want to re-create them and don’t have the specific products, you can always substitute.
My April 2018 calendar features the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set! I just adore this stamp set. I printed the calendar page (see link to JPEG below) on Shimmery White Paper. Then I stamped the background flowers with Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, and Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, I used a Stampin’ Spritzer and clear water to give my paper a little spritz and let the ink bleed. After the paper dried, I stamped the detailed flowers in the same colors and sponged the edges with Sweet Sugarplum.
My background is from the retired Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. I stamped the month using the retired Project Life Date It stamp set. To create the extended banner underneath the month, I punched out two banners, trimmed one down, and hid the seam underneath the top banner.
Current supplies used on my calendar:
For the May 2018 calendar, I used the darling new Daisy Delight suite of products. I printed the calendar page on Whisper White cardstock using a color printer. (See link to JPEG below.) For the daisy, I stamped and embossed it in white on Shimmery White Paper and watercolored it with Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Night of Navy ink. I mixed a lot of water with the Night of Navy so it wasn’t very dark and matched the background designer series paper. Then, I stamped the center of the daisy with Daffodil Delight ink.
Afterwards, it’s easy to punch out the daisies with the Daisy Punch. (You can purchase the punch and coordinating stamp set in a bundle for 10% off.)
I stamped the label using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set with Pool Party ink. It’s a perfect size for these calendars and there’s a coordinating Classic Label punch. Then, I used the retired Project Life Date It stamp set to stamp “May” in Old Olive ink.
Supplies used on my calendar: