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2017 Mini Calendar Gift

Hi there

For the last few years I have been making a new 3D project with mini calendars to display on your desk. Today I'm going to share my latest design that we made in class recently. They make fabulous holiday and new year gifts for teachers, colleagues, neighbours and pretty much anyone! You can find tutorials for this and my other mini calendar projects here

This year, I have included a little box on the front that holds a packet of standard 7.6cm  (3") post-it notes. So, not only do you have a calendar at the ready, you also have a little note pad block. I got the idea of the notes box from  a project by Melanie Igelbrink in Germany that you can see here. I have sized my box to fit a full pack of post-it notes as well as to mat the Couture Creations mini calendars that we get here in Australia. The rest of the project is of my own design and I have made it very sturdy to take the weight of the post-it note box sitting on the front.  This is the finished desk calendar.

Stampin' Up! Best Birds Post-It Note Mini Calendar - Judy May, Just Judy Designs. Tutorial Available.

The base of the calendar is made from Marina Mist card stock with a little concertina at the base so that it folds flat. I have used the 'Best Birds' stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies to make the decorative panel at the top, but you could decorate this in any style you want. The bird and branch were stamped onto Shimmery White card stock and then coloured with an aqua painter and ink pads before die cutting.  They were popped up on a Whisper White panel that was stamped with the crosshatch background and the greeting. The decorative panel and calendar have a matt of Daffodil Delight card stock.

Here is the view from the side. As you can see, the finish at the bottom is very neat because the concertina panel is sandwiched between 2 panels of card stock and this is also what makes the project so sturdy.


For the back of the calendar, you can leave it plain, decorate it with designer paper or use it to display your local public or school holiday dates as I have done. 



Project Details
Stamps Best Birds
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Shimmery White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Cucumber Crush, Sahara Sand
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Couture Creations Calendar Tabs
Tools     Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, computer and printer

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Jen kraine

Can you share the measurements for this. They are adorable

Annette Borgosz

Hi I just purchased the instructions for the calendar post it note holder from your Etsy shop I went to download the instructions and lost it How can I recover it.
Annette Borgosz. Annette.borgosz@

Diane Hinaga

Hi Judy,

Your bird post it note calendar is really pretty and creative. Can I have the instrutions on how to make it. Really apprecite it

Aloha from Hawaii,


hi honey love your work do you hve the instructions for this im in brisban so bit far to come to your classes

Mary kelly

Another beautiful project Judy. So sorry I missed the class.

Ali Patchett

Apart from the super bird and colouring this is such a great idea, especially love the post it pocket idea.

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