Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Easel Calendar Display by Virginia Nebel

It's a New Year and I thought it would be fun to share a project that incorporates a mini calendar and room for seasonal photos.  This will look pretty on your desk and keep you organized at the same time!  The inspiration for this project is the easel card construction.  My easel card is sized A9 which measure 8.5 x 5.5 inches when the project is flat.  I chose this size so that it fits into a standard mailing  envelope should you decide to make some for friends and family.

Supplies: Pink Paislee and Crate pattern paper, Scor-tape, Twinery twine, Creative Impressions brads, Washi Downtown Tape, Calendars (saved from advertising mail)

Here's how to make the A9 sized Easel card:
1. Score 11 x 8.5 inch cardstock at 5.5 and 8.25 inches.

2. Valley fold on 5.5 inch score line and mountain fold on 8.25 inch score line.

3.  Apply Scor-tape on the top panel only.

4.  Adhere a separate 8.5 x 5.5 inch card stock piece, lining it up to the top edge of the folded panel and adhere together.  You have just finished your the easel card construction.

5. The easel part of the card only stays up when it is positioned behind a raised element (positioned about halfway) on the horizontal panel of the card. 

6. The calendar was a marketing mailout that I had saved, if you do not have a calendar you could download mini calendar templates off the internet or substitute a post-it pad instead.

7.  Making the project sized to A9 gives you plenty of room to include a favorite photograph.  Here I just used washi tape to tack down a photo that would slip under the belly band.

8.  The easel card easily lies flat so that you could place it into a mailing envelope.

Hope you enjoyed the project steps and that a making a calendar easel card in in your future!



Anonymous said...

How neat but nobody gives out those calendars anyymore!!!

Rae Ann said...

I like this. I really like the size you used. It's so easy to forget what can be done in that size after doing so many A2 cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Rae Ann O.

Ravengirl said...

Super cute and practical too!

Ellen Taylor said...

sweet project! tfs

Tamika said...

Love the easel calendar!