This post has been updated, as it originally had some errors:
I’m back for a new installment of 2017 Desktop Calendars.
While I’ve been trying to create one of these a month, I fell slightly behind in March, but I’ll try to make up for it by posting the April 2017 calendar design soon:)
If you’d like to follow along with me, I’ll be creating one of these calendars a month so that by the end of the year, we’ll have a whole set to hand out as Christmas gifts. I love making these each year, as the calendars are very popular with my friends and family.
For the March 2017 calendar, I used the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builders Framelits Dies which you can purchase in a bundle for 15% off. I cut out the flower and leaf pieces from Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock, and then stamped them with coordinating ink. For the centers of the larger flowers, I used Sponge Daubers to add some Blushing Bride ink.
For these framelits and stamps, I’ve found that I have more success when I stamp the pieces after cutting them out. Because the stamps are photopolymer, they are fairly easy to line up with the die cut pieces.
For the background, I used Lost Lagoon cardstock measuring 4″ x 6″. Then, I layered some Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum over it. This was a Sale-A-Bration product that is no longer available, so if you don’t have any, you could substitute White Vellum Paper. You could also stamp the White Vellum Paper with White Craft ink to create a similar effect.
To create the March banner, I used the stamp set from the December 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped March with White Craft ink and then embossed it in white. Afterwards, I used an Itty Bitty Banners Framelits Die to cut it out.
You can download the JPEG that I used to print the March calendar page HERE. (The weekdays and numbers are colored Lost Lagoon.) Print the page on 8-1/2 x 11 Whisper White cardstock with the smallest margins possible for your printer. Trim off 1/2″ from the left, top and bottom as shown below, and them trim each section to measure 3″ x 5″. Each sheet will make four calendars.
After printing and trimming the calendar pieces, I stamped the small flowers and sponged the sides with Lost Lagoon ink.
Adhere all the layers and pieces with SNAIL adhesive. (I made sure to attach the vellum underneath the Whisper White calendar layer so the adhesive would not show.)
Here’s all eight of my March 2017 calendar pages:
In addition to the December 2015 Paper Pumpkin stamps, I used the following supplies to make my March 2017 Desktop Calendars: