Notepad Calendar

Hello Crafters,

I am Zalak, Hope you all doing well and as year is going to end I wish you A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family. I really want to thank you Rainbow Craftykari for this opportunity. This is my first GDT post and as a guest designer I came up with small Notepad Calendar tutorial, I hope you all will enjoy this tutorial and also make for your friends and relatives. (Excuse me with my bulky project and pictures 😀 ).

Inspired by following mood board for Papericious challenge.

I made Notepad Calendar using color, flowers, sequins as a inspiration from Papericious December Mood Board. This is what final project will look a like.


So Let’s start with tutorial (Base Structure for calendar)

The material for base structure you can use chipboard or cardboard (I have used chipboard). There will be different measurements for both materials so let’s see what are the measurements.

For Chipboard you need following size of cutouts:

  • 6 3/4″ x 6″ (17cms x 15cms) – 1 pc
  • 3 3/8″ x 6″ (8.5cms x 15cms) – 2 pcs
  • 3/8″ x 6″ ( 1cm x 15cms) – 1 pc

Now you need to stick above chipboard pieces as you prepare scrapbook album base. Once you stick all pieces you will get below image layout. (I have covered it with black cardstock both sides).


Now you need to fold this base such that it will become folding support to calendar as in image below.



So you will now have Notepad Calendar base. Before going for next steps you need to cover the base with pattern papers (I have left blank as I want base to be Black only).

For Cardboard you need 14″ x 6″ (35cms x 15cms) long cardboard cutout.

Now score cardboard at 6 3/4″, 3/8″, 3 3/8″ (17cms, 1cm, 8.5cms)

Same fold cardboard as per above images.

Now you will need 13 cardboard cutouts and 1 base cutout (we will attach all month cutout to this base with ring binder) size of 6 1/2″ x 5″ ( 16.5 cms x 12.5 cms) and 6 3/4″ x 6″ (17cms x 15cms) accordingly. 12 for each month (or can make 6 for each month back to back) and 1 for front cover page.


Now after sticking pattern paper to your base structure, attach chipboard cutout to a first where triangular shape starts (for reference see below image), and also stick notepad (here i have used sticky notes, size is 5″x3″). You will get below final base structure.



This is how your base will look a like after finishing. Hope my tutorial and measurements are clear, if you have any doubts you can drop your query below in comments.

I am now giving you brief information about the front page, which will be look a like below image.


So first I have gathered all materials which are:

  • watercolor paper
  • Papericious brick chipboard
  • Mama Elephant Number It dies
  • Butterfly mdf cutout
  • some flowers, leaves, laces, sequins (flower and stars), twins
  • Ranger Texture Paste and Setncils
  • Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Twisted Citron)
  • Ranger Glossy Accent
  • Diamond Dust

First I start with watercolor paper and applied texture paste using stencil, let it air dry. Then I wet paper and randomly applied distress inks, and mean while it is drying I cut brick chipboard into various design and colored with distress ink.

Once background was dried I splattered same color for some spots. Before assembling layout I die cut Numbers (2017) 5 times and adhered them on top of each other, and colored it with Craved Pumpkin distress ink after that I have applied glossy accent over it and let it air dry.

For butterfly I have used seedless preserve and picked raspberry distress ink and applied dimoand dust over it using glossy accent, same I have done with flowers. Now everything is dried so I started adhering together from lace, chipboard, twins, flowers, leaves, numbers (2017) and butterfly. And for final touch used sequins.

Once you are happy with your layout punch paper to attach with ring binder and use those holes for reference and do for all rest of 12 papers and cardboard (Note: if you adhere paper over cardboard then it will be very difficult to punch them).

Some close up images for front layout.


Now I have decorated rest 12 month pages, which you all can see in below images.




For sentiments and calendar, I have printed them and cut into desire size and attach them on my layouts.

I hope you will like my tutorial post, please leave your valuable comments and suggestion into below comment box. Also feel free to ask your doubts for this post, I will be happy to answer you.

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