October 2018 Desktop Calendar

By | October 5, 2017

For my October 2018 desktop calendar, I used the Pick A Pumpkin bundle from the Holiday catalog.  I particularly love the detailed pumpkin outline die cut and swirls.  They’re so pretty!  I also adore the various pumpkins and leaf shapes.  You can use this bundle to make cutesy projects with Jack-O-Lanterns, or more elegant projects like this one.

I used colors from a recent Global Design Project color challenge, including Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Lemon Lime Twist.  The projects from that challenge were so pretty and inspiring that I thought they’d make beautiful calendar pages.

While this page included a lot of die cutting, it’s actually pretty simple to put together.  I die cut the largest circle Stitched Shape Framelit die from watercolor paper, and then used an Aqua Painter to watercolor it with Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach ink.  Then, I cut the solid dies from Tangerine Tango and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets attached on the back) and used a Sponge Dauber to shade with matching ink.  For the small pumpkins, I stamped them with Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and then used an Aqua Painter to quickly add a few brushstrokes and shading.  I did a similar thing with the detailed leaves.

I stamped the “October” with the retired Project Life Date It stamp set using Tangerine Tango ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Afterwards, I punched it out with a Classic Label punch.


Supplies used on my calendar:

I created the calendar page on My Memories Suite.  To download a JPEG, click HERE.   Print the JPEG on 8-1/2″ x 11″ Very Vanilla cardstock with the smallest margins possible for your printer.  Each sheet will make 4 calendar layers.  Trim each one down to 3″ x 5″ as follows:


October Specials!!!

Tami’s Special (October 1 to October 15)

Place an order with me for $50 or more using this hostess code MH9KWPKN by October 15th and earn one of the following free gifts AND a handmade thank you card from me.  Gifts and cards will be mailed the week of October 23rd.

Stampin’ Up! Specials:

Order 3 Designer Series Papers, get 1 for FREE!

Order Fast Fuse, Get 2 refills for FREE — NOTE:  Stampin’ Up! announced today that this offer is no longer available in Northern America because the refills are already on backorder status.  However, it has promised to bring this offer back to our market before the end of the year.  Stay tuned!

World Cardmaking Day — Get discounts on numerous stamp sets

Stay tuned for one more calendar this week!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *