I’ve had a busy last week catching up with some Team mailings & recognitions and today I wanted to show you one of the items I sent out – a little happy mail that I mailed to every member of my team which I hope will bring smiles in the depths of winter and brighten up desks – Calendar Easel Cards!

AND I am also going to be mailing one of these out to EVERYONE who uses my January Host Code – BVYGZPZK – and it’s not too late if you want to get one of these too simply place an order in my online store for $25+ by clicking HERE, be sure to pop the code BVYGZPZK into the host code box at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag – and I will mail one to you too along with a FREE roll of Ribbon of your choice from the Occasions Catalog – click HERE to find out what free ribbon you get to choose from!

Here they are…so cheerful and fun to look at on a winter’s day!

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I have a Project Sheet for you detailing all measurements, the colors I used & full instructions on how to make these easel cards below – just look for the red words to find it.

I originally made one each for my kids – one loves orange and the other blue, hence my color choices – I finished them and decided to make a whole bunch of them because they are standard card sized thus pop into a regular envelope and they are so cheerful I thought that they are perfect to send as happy mail!

You don’t need any special tools to make these – just a paper trimmer with score blade – the card part is simply a standard portrait card and the folded part that holds it together is a piece of 4×4 cardstock.

Here is a better look at the orange one – I used Calypso Coral as my card base…

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I found the Calendar Pads at Vippies.com – these are the large self stick size pads and I couldn’t be happier with them – plus the folks there are amazing to deal with and ship super fast – perfect for impatient crafters like me!

The image is a stamp from Flying Home – a new set featured on pg 41 of the Occasions Catalog and I used a variety of Stampin’ Blends Markers to color it in – be sure to use Memento Tuxedo Ink to stamp images you are going to color with these alcohol based markers for best results…

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And here is a better look at the blue one – I used Pool Party cardstock for the base of this one…

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It’s hard to see from the photos but the panel of white cardstock behind the calendar pad is embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder for a bit of a wood fence look.

And here is a look at the side so that you can see the bit at the bottom that makes it an easel – doing this makes it incredibly sturdy and it doesn’t slide or fall down…

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Simply cut a piece of the same colored cardstock you used for the card base to be sized 4″ square – put into a scoring tool and score at 1/2″, 2″ and 3 1/2″ – fold along those score lines and use strong adhesive tape such as Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive along the two end tabs and secure in place inside your card right at the very bottom.

I also stamped another image from Flying Home on the back and left it uncolored so that the recipient can have some fun coloring it if they wish to do so…

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The sentiment is from an old Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Reason to Smile – it is now retired but I kept this stamp as it is perfect to use on a happy project like this!

And here is one last look at them together…

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They turned out super cute and I am in the middle of making a bunch more to mail out to customers early next week – DON’T FORGET YOU CAN HAVE ONE IN THE MAIL COMING TO YOU TOO if you place an order with me today or tomorrow – just click on any of the links in the supply list below to go to my online store – and be sure to use my Host Code when checking out to get your free ribbon & easel card!

Here are the sweet images that you get in the stamp set Flying Home:

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WANT MY PROJECT SHEET FOR THESE CALENDAR EASEL CARDS?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

Here are the supplies I used to make these Calendar Easel Cards – click on any of the products below to find them in my Stampin’ Up! online store:

Big Shot

Price: $110.00

Simply Scored

Price: $30.00

Snail Adhesive

Price: $7.00

Other supplies used:  Reason to Smile (retired 2006 Stampin’ Up! stamp set), Large Self Stick 2018 Calendar Pads from Vippies.com

Thanks for stopping by – Happy Monday and wishing you a wonderful week – stay warm!

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3 thoughts on “Pretty Calendar Easel Cards made with cute stamps from Flying Home…

  • January 29, 2018 at 8:02 pm
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    Just received mine in the mail today, Sarah, along with a whole pack of wonderful bronze goodies. What a nice surprise! Sooooo much nicer than bills & junk mail!😊 Thanks so much ,Sarah! I’ll be making one of these calendars soon. Love it.

  • January 30, 2018 at 10:20 am
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    I would like to make these for 2019. I have shows at the end of this year. I would like to know where I could get next years calendar. Thanks.

  • January 31, 2018 at 9:44 am
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    Hi Kathi – I would recommend contacting Vippies.com to ask when they get their 2019 calendars in stock – they are awesomely helpful 🙂 Thanks, Sarah

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