Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Giving Challenge: Desktop Calendar by Monique

Hi everyone! It's Monique here and I'm so happy to start off the "Christmas Gift Giving" week here at Doodlebug. For my "Gift" I chose to create this happy & colorful Doodlebug desk calendar for 2017! Because what can be more fun than sitting behind your desk at your office (while you'd much rather be at home crafting!) and look up from your work and see this colorful piece standing on top of your desk?!

The calendar consists of six double-sided cards which all fit into one sheer cd case and when the cd case is folded open it doubles as a standard for the calendar! Super simple! 

Here's a photo of the first six months and where January stands in the open cd case.

And here's a photo of the other months, only December is hidden behind November:

And this is the closed cd case with all the months inside. I used the Flea Market collection and the Teensy Type alphabet stickers.

Let me tell you quickly what I did: I cut 6 pieces of white cardstock (12x14 cm). Then I cut the months of the year from one of the 6"x 6" Petite Prints paper pad using my Silhouette Cameo and these two cut files from Lori Whitlock: #36959 and #36960 and I printed this free printable calendar and chose the one with 6 months on one page. 

I adhered the colored months on the white cardstock pieces and then the printed calendars on top. I took care not to adhere the month cards too low on the cardstock, because that part of the card would have to fit in the narrow cd sleeve, together with five other cards!  

Next I gathered my leftover stickers from random collections (can even be much older collections):

And now the fun could begin: embellishing the twelve months! Again, I took care to not over-embellish as I wanted the six cards to fit into the cd sleeve! 

Here's a photo of the front of the cards: January - June 2017

And a photo of the back of the cards: July - December 2017

I only needed a few stickers to make the cards fun! 

This was so much fun to make and also so very easy and inexpensive (which is rather nice in such an expensive month as December!) that I think I'll make another one, but then for myself to take into the office (this one is for my sis). 

Here are four of the months up close. If you want to see all of them then please hop over to my blog!  

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today and letting me share my "Christmas Gift Giving" project with you. If you have any questions just let me know and I'll get back to you! 

Wishing you a crafty day! 


  1. Love! Love! Love! Just bought the Silhouette files and will be making some of these calendars. What a great little gift!

    1. Thanks Caro! Can't wait to see what you'll create! Don't forget to share! :)

  2. These are adorable! Can you tell me what set of stickers the pelican came from (August)?
    I can't wait to make a set...or two!

    1. Thanks Kristy! He's a seagull and you can find him in the "Under The Sea" collection and in the "Anchors Aweigh" collection.


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