Handmade Desktop Calendar with Easel Display & Drawer

I made this special project for my hostess today.  Shhh!  Don’t tell!  Amanda, my hostess, used a “Yes!” coupon when she booked her party so I she’s been promised a special gift.  She won’t get this particular box but one very much like it.  I will be making part of it there at the party.

The bottom is a drawer that opens with a gentle pull of the flower brad.  I used Orchid Opulence cardstock and Cottage Walls DSP to make the box.  The top is a special sort of card.

It’s an easel card.  When the card is in the upright position it reveals a calendar!

Isn’t this neat?!  I wish I could take credit for the idea but I can’t.  Someone out there came up with the idea and it’s been spreading around until it finally got to me.  Actually, some of my downline members were the ones who encouraged me to make it yesterday!  Thanks guys!

The vine is stamped in Old Olive with the Vintage Vogue stamp set (page 26 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) and the saying is from the Heard from the Heart stamp set (page 142 Idea Book & Catalog).  I love the butterflies which were cut and embossed with the Stampin’ Up! exclusive Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die and then I used a 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds to give it a little bling.  Some Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon and a silver flower brad finished out the cardfront standing on the easel.

I hope Amanda will like this!  Don’t you want to book a party so you can get something special too?


  1. Becky, it makes my fingers tingle! At some point are you going to tell/show us how to make this? It is beautiful!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! Can you tell how it’s made? I’d love to make one for my hostesses this month.


  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! What a lucky hostess 🙂

  4. Fantastic…Can you tell me how you made it and where you got the little calendar. I would love to make some for my mom, sisters, and daughters. Just beautiful!!!

  5. What a wonderful project! Do you have a link to the instructions?

  6. Absolutely LOVE it!!! Funny thing is I was looking on the internet 2 days ago for instructions on easel cards to make one for an anniversary. You must have read my mind. I agree with the other comments, please share with instructions or a video. Also, where to purchase the calendars, please. These would make great gifts!! LOVE it!! Cindy V

  7. This is adorable! I love it – Are you going to share the directions. I haven’t seen this project anywhere. I love it! Great job!

  8. Beautiful!! Please share the directions with us.
    I’d love to make it.

  9. This is truly gorgeous. Has the tutorial and information on where to get the calendars been posted, or am I so computer challenged that I can’t find it and need to get my kids to assist!!! LOL. Your work is stunning.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      No, I have not posted where to get the calendars. I purchased them as part of a big share where another demonstrator bought several thousand of them and split them up. I believe I got 25 from that. The particular place where that other demo got them only has a limited supply and I do believe we wiped them out. Unless you are really set on having a calendar there, how about putting a post it note pad that you’ve stamped on? I’m sorry I cannot be of more help!

  10. Thanks so much for the response. I have been all over the internet, however, cannot find them. A friend suggested a local print shop could do it??? I may try that. Please let me know when the instructions go up, can’t wait to make one. All your work is just beautiful. You are truly a talented artist and SU and your customers are lucky to have you.

  11. This is another wonderful idea Becky! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Yes, we ARE lucky to have you! Maybe this would be a good idea for a future class (hint,hint).

  12. This is gorgeous! Would love to make one and would be very grateful to receive instructions and measurements. Thanks in advance.

  13. Is there a possibility you can send me via e-mail the dimensions and directions to make this…It is absolutely beautiful. We have a challenge in our stamping group to make an easel card and I would love to make this….any help would be appreciated…thanks.

  14. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Handmade Desktop Calendar with Easel Display & Drawer! Can you please send me the instructions to make this? You are so talented – WOW!


  15. Becky,
    Did you ever post the directions for this absolutely beautiful easel card? I would so much love to make one. Thanks in advance!

    • I’m sorry Carol, I did not post directions. You may be able to find directions if you do a Goggle search.


  16. very beautiful .

  17. Have been getting my mini calendars from Taylored Expressions.

  18. I have always gotten my calendars from Vippies.com.
    Reasonable prices and fast service. They do run out of some sizes but not too often.

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