Easel Perpetual Calendar

by Betty Traciak

Create a mailable flip calendar that can be used for years to come.

Supplies

  • Cardstock, 8 1/2” X 11” (One sheet colored, three sheets white)
  • Double-sided paper (3-7/8” X 8-3/8”, optional)
  • Number stamps
  • Stamp positioning tool (optional – MISTI used here)
  • 1/8” circle punch
  • Jump rings, 15mm
  • Scoring board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Step 1: Cut twenty-six 1-3/4” X 3” pieces of white cardstock.

    Stamp a number on each piece as follows:
    0: 4 pieces
    1: 4 pieces
    2: 3 pieces
    3: 3 pieces
    4: 2 pieces
    5: 2 pieces
    6: 2 pieces
    7: 2 pieces
    8: 2 pieces
    9: 2 pieces

  2. Step 2

    Decorate or add additional stamping to the pieces as desired.

  3. Step 3

    Using a 1/8” circle punch, punch each piece near the top.

  4. Step 4

    Score an 8 1/2” X 11” piece of colored cardstock at 3 1/2”and 7” on the long side.

  5. Step 5

    Fold on the 3 1/2” score line. Draw a light pencil line 3/8” from the folded edge.

  6. Step 6

    Make small marks on the pencil line at 1 1/8”, 3 1/8”, 5 3/8” and 7 3/8”. Punch a hole with the 1/8” circle punch where the lines intersect.

  7. Step 7

    Fold on the remaining score line to form an easel. Decorate as desired. Add a raised element to the base to hold the easel in place.

  8. Step 8

    Sort the stamped numbered pieces into four stacks. Starting from the left:
    Stack 1: 0 - 1
    Stack 2: 0 - 9
    Stack 3: 0 - 3
    Stack 4: 0 - 9

  9. Step 9

    Thread each stack of numbered pieces on a jump ring. Attach each stack to the easel with the jump rings.

Video!

Variations

  1. Use die cut shapes in place of the 1 3/4” X 3” rectangles of cardstock. Sponge two or more colors on the number stamps. Add background stamping to numbered pieces.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Easel Perpetual Calendar. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Hi! I recently made a desk calendar based on the Stampin' Up December 2015 Paper Pumpkin - you may remember it was a calendar. I recently repurposed it for 2017, and share the tutorial and a printable calendar on my website. I hope you'll check it out and maybe even share it! I think it would make an awesome Christmas gift smile It's not a perpetual calendar, but it's a fun design and easy to make! http://sweb1.dmit.nait.ca/~mhunka1/handmade-2017-calendar/
Megan Hunka  |  Wed Sep 28, 2016 at 2:05 PM
Eine wundervolle Idee, dieser Kalender. Den werde ich bestimmt nachbasteln.
Ich habe immer so viel vor, nur die Zeit rennt immer davon.
hi, hi,
Liebe grüße Beate
Beate M  |  Tue Oct 25, 2016 at 11:32 PM
Eine wundervolle Idee, dieser Kalender. Den werde ich bestimmt nachbasteln.
Ich habe immer so viel vor, nur die Zeit rennt immer davon.
hi, hi,
Liebe grüße Beate
Beate M  |  Tue Oct 25, 2016 at 11:32 PM
Just found this. I'll be making one. The directions seem really clear.
Robin RICHARDS  |  Wed Nov 23, 2016 at 8:13 AM
Thank you for a great tutorial! I wish I had found it earlier, but will make one/some for gifts down the road.

I wonder about laminating the numbers, since they'd be touched quite a bit, and maybe adhering the base to chipboard (which could first be wrapped).
Beth Burns  |  Fri Dec 23, 2016 at 2:40 PM

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