It's an inexpensive, pre-printed calendar for your desktop, and on the back of each calendar page is pretty printed patterns that you can re-use after the month is over! You can can purchase the Everyday Happenings Calendar separately, or in an Everyday Happenings Bundle that includes the Desktop Display Calendar Case.
Now, today's project doesn't actually feature the pre-printed Everyday Happenings Calendar (I just wanted an excuse to show it to you!). It does, however, feature the handy, plastic Desktop Display Calendar Case, which you can purchase separately, too!
It's a mini-scrapbook album that acts as a 12 Days of Christmas Countdown Desktop Calendar! We created this cute project at Ronda Wade's Creative Convention and I thought it was a fantastic gift idea! Let's get a closer look!
For the cover, the album's plastic case is covered with a 4-1/4" x 7-1/2" sheet of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper. In fact, the entire photo calendar uses the coordinating paper from Snow Festival.
Even the cover is a pre-printed, 3×3" square of the Snow Festival Paper, layered on 3-1/4" square Whisper White card stock and 3-1/2" square Cherry Cobber card stock. It's also embellished with Rhinestone Jewels!
The Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim is perfect to tie around the album as a cute accent and it's stretchy enough to go on and off without having to re-tie it again and again.
TIP: You'll need the Sweater Trim to keep the album closed if you add too many card stock layers and the album won't close completely because of the thickness. Not that I would know about this…haha!
Here is the case when it's open and empty with the cover paper showing through the top.
Fold the case back and it stands up on your desk to display the daily photo! The countdown numbers are stamped courtesy of the 25 & Counting stamp set. Each page is double-sided, so you only need six panels decorated on both sides. All pages also use a combination of either the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch and 1-3/8" Circle Punch, or the Postage Stamp Punch and 1" Square Punch.
Calendar Page Measurements:
- Each page in the calendar is 7-1/4" x 4-1/4".
- Each Designer Paper strip is 7-1/4" x 2".
- Each photo mat is 4" x 3-1/2".
Let's see the whole countdown, shall we?
Day 12—Primrose Petals background, Baja Breeze mat, Gumball Green Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Gumball Green.
Day 11—Cherry Cobbler background, Gumball Green mat and Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Gumball Green.
Day 10—Baja Breeze background, Soft Suede mat and Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Baja Breeze.
Day 9—Gumball Green background, Whisper White mat, Cherry Cobbler Postage Stamp Punch, and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Day 8—Whisper White background, Cherry Cobbler mat, Gumball Green Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Soft Suede.
Day 7—Soft Suede background, Primrose Petals mat and Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Soft Suede.
Day 6—Soft Suede background (back of Day 7), Primrose Petals mat, Baja Breeze Postage Stamp Punch, and stamped in Primrose Petals.
Day 5—Whisper white background (back of Day 8), Cherry Cobbler mat and Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Day 4—Gumball Green background (back of Day 9), Whisper White mat, Cherry Cobbler Postage Stamp Punch, and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Day 3—Baja Breeze background (back of Day 10), Soft Suede mat and Postage Stamp Punch, and stamped in Baja Breeze.
Day 2—Cherry Cobbler background (back of Day 11), Gumball Green mat and Scallop Circle Punch, and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Day 1—Primrose Petals background (back of Day 12), Baja Breeze mat and Postage Stamp Punch, and stamped in Baja Breeze. (Do you like my upside-down ornaments on the designer paper…ooops!)
Now, just add your own cute photos of kids and it's a cheerful gift for grandparents! Or, make this project with your kids for a desktop reminder on dad's desk! Filled with photos, or given without photos, it's a thoughtful and festive stocking stuffer for friends, co-workers, neighbors, or teachers!
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12 Days of Christmas Countdown Kit!
I'm making it easy to make your own 12 Days of Christmas Countdown Calendar with a ready-to-assemble kit! Stay tuned for more details for that kit coming soon!