Desk Calendar For Jeff…

I confess rarely does my son, Jeff, receive paper projects from me.  All my efforts are usually directed at “the Littles,” his two children.  But today’s post was made just for him.    There’s no chance he will see this post and ruin his surprise because he NEVER reads my blog…


There was a calendar posted on ASTU by Vicki Hunter that gave me the idea.  Something you might miss is the surf board sailing over the sentiment.  He lives in Florida…it just seemed appropriate even though you really can’t surf on the gulf coast.

The calendar was copied from last month’s Paper Pumpkin and cut out.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White and Lost Lagoon cardstock, plus Going Places Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  December Paper Pumpkin stamp set and Beautiful Ride
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: Post It Note ( 1 1/2″ x 2″), pen, Crystal Effects (surf board), Large Number Framelit


  • This is an easel card made serving as a desk calendar.  The Early Espresso base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/2″
  • The pen/post it holder in Lost Lagoon is 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, scored on the long side at 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″ and 2″.  Fold all score lines and attach to itself with Tear Tape.  Add a 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ piece of DSP on top of pen holder.  Add 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ strip of matching DSP to base card at 3/4″ mark.  Attach post it/pen holder to base card flush and centered.  This will make the holder for the calendar when it is attached to the other end of the base card.
  • The calendar base piece of Early Espresso is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  The DSP layer is 4 ” x 5 1/4″ attached to Early Espresso layer with adhesive.  The Lost Lagoon layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″ attached to Lost Lagoon layer with adhesive.  The next DSP layer is 4″ x 2 7/8″ attached 1/4″ down from center top with adhesive.  The Early Espresso layer is 3 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ attached to DSP layer with adhesive.  Stamp your month on the calendar with Lost Lagoon and attach to card front with staple.
  • The sentiment is stamped on Thick Whisper White in Early Espresso and cut with Large Number Framelit.  Cut another banner from Early Espresso and layer under sentiment with adhesive. Add dimentionals to these layers and attach under calendar.  The surf board was stamped on Thick Whisper White, painted with reinkers and fussy cut then coated with Crystal Effects and added to top of sentiment with dimensionals.
  • Attach this card front layer to the folded down portion of the base card.  It will fold flat and then stand up when propped behind the pen holder.

Making masculine paper creations can be a challenge, but I’m hoping this will serve a useful purpose on his desk and maybe…just maybe he will think of me when using it.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.  Hope you are inspired by something you have seen.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


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