One Great Year by Paper Pumpkin for 2018

In 2015 one of the Paper Pumpkin kits was a loose-leaf calendar.  I was not very good at putting my kits together back then so I still had the unopened and unassembled kit sitting on a shelf in my craft room.

Lucky for me Paper Pumpkin put out an updated printable PDF of the calendars for 2018.  After finally buying new ink cartridges for my color printer I printed the new calendars off on some Whisper White cardstock, trimmed them down with my paper trimmer and then fussy cut them with my paper snips to get a close and clean cutout.  And today I finally assembled my kit:

I added some embellishments to a few of the calendar pages — black rhinestones, basic rhinestones and gold faceted gems.  I omitted the baker’s twine that was to be included on some of the cards.

The kit included a gold-toned plate holder like stand for displaying your calendar.  You could easily substitute a small to medium art easel if you want to make some of these for yourself or to give as gifts this holiday season.  Below are the measurements of the designer series paper cards and my suggestions on making yourself a similar calendar.

The DSP measures 4.00″ x 6.00″.  This means you could get six months out of one piece of DSP.  However, since DSP is thin (unless it is a specialty DSP), I would recommend that you attach the DSP to a piece of Whisper White card stock of the same size to add sturdiness.

All of the calendar pieces are attached to the pieces of DSP with dimensionals.  Each calendar piece measures approximately 2.25″ x 3.25″ after cutting and will print with the month number, not the name.  The names on mine are from the stamp set that was part of the kit.  Unfortunately there is not a comparative stamp set currently available to suggest as a substitute, but it would be just as cute without the stamped month name if you do not already own such a set.

Here are some Stampin’ Up! products that I would suggest as comparable substitutes if you want to give this project a try on your own:

Keep in mind that if you order these on Monday, November 27, before 11:59 PM (MT), shipping is FREE!!!

If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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