My project is a Christmas block desk calendar. I began in the Silhouette store, looking for templates that sparked my interest. I never did find one I really liked; so I created my own.
I thought it could work either as a count-down to Christmas, or simply a calendar for December. It's certainly a project that you could adapt, making a year-round calendar.
To create the holder, I began with a 4-1/2" x 11" piece of the gorgeous new Paver Red cardstock. I scored it at 1/2", 2-1/2", 3-1/8", and 5-7/8".
Next, I folded all the score lines, and added a strip of X-Press It Double Sided Tape on the 1/2" section on the end.
I then folded on the score lines, and adhered the flap with adhesive on it up to the scored line at 5-7/8", forming an angle as shown in the photo below:
Next, I cut a second piece of Paver Red cardstock to 3" x 9-1/2". I scored it at 1/2" along the bottom, and 2-1/2" from each end. I then cut off the top half of each end section, cutting from the top inside corner to the bottom outside corner.
I cut on the scored lines in the 1/2" section, cutting only up to the intersecting scored line. I then added X-Press It double-sided tape to each of those sections as shown:
I then attached this piece to the first piece of cardstock, adhering the flaps on the underside as shown:
Don't forget to add a little double sided tape in between the two cardstock pieces at the top:
I gave the top of the holder a little more style with the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics.
Here it is all decked out with the Poinsettia Die-namics, a couple of Medium Flourishes Die-namics for the sides, and a pretty sentiment piece made with the new Stitched Stockings set.
Here's one of the blocks, close up and personal...such a little cutey, eh? The numbers were die-cut with the new High Rise Numbers Die-namics. I backed each number with Whip Cream cardstock die-cut with the Designer Labels STAX 2 Die-namics. The pretty patterned papers are from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection.
Here's one more close up of the button detail. It's all in the details, you know?Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT. But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally! Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last. We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique. And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list. Here are the details about the upcoming release:
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