October Desktop Calendar

By | October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!!!

Today, I have another edition of my 2017 desktop calendars to share.  I’ve been making these calendar pages all year.  Only two months to go!!!  My plan is to complete them soon so I can give them away as Christmas gifts to my friends and family.

For the October calendar, I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  I love this little scarecrow so much that I wanted to remember him next year when I look at my calendars all month long.


This month’s calendar is very easy to re-create.  First, use the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper to cut out the backgrounds measuring 4″ x 6″.

I designed the calendar layer with My Memories Suite software.  To download the October 2017 printable, click HERE.  Print the sheet on 8-1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White paper with the smallest margins possible with black ink.  Each sheet will make four calendar sheets measuring 3″ x 5″  Cutting instructions are below.


Next, stamp the scarecrow with Basic Black Archival ink on Shimmery White Paper.  Watercolor the scarecrow with an Aqua Painter using the ink colors noted below, and then punch out the scarecrow.  I created the crow similarly, but there’s no coordinating punch for it, so you’ll have to cut it out with good old fashioned scissors!

Before adhering the scarecrow, use the Touches of Textures stamp set and Crumb Cake ink to stamp the splatters directly onto the calendar layer.  Then, wrap the calendar layer with some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.


To create my banners, I used the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, which are still available to purchase in the Clearance Rack for only $9.00!  The “October” stamp comes from the December 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you did not purchase that kit, you can substitute the Project Life Date It stamp set.

Supplies used on my calendar page:

Check back this month for the November 2016 calendar page.

Tami Hewlett


3 thoughts on “October Desktop Calendar

  1. Tami

    Thanks Barb!!! Since the calendars are thicker this year, I’m thinking of using 6 x 8 cello bags. When I finish the next 2 months and put them all together I’ll post what I do.

    1. Barb Cost

      ok, that’s great! Thank you for responding back. Like I said earlier, I love them. You do an excellent job with them.

  2. Barb Cost

    I love your calendars and I have done similar ones like yours in the previous years b/c I loved them so much. I was wondering since these are not done digitally – are you still using the frame like you have in the past years to hold these?


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