Tutorial: Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Calendar

Published by under 3D projects | Jan 04 2014


sweet sayings desktop calendar

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope desktop calendar


As promised, I’m back today to share a sweet little desktop calendar project. This is one of the projects we’re making in my January parties and clubs, and they are heaps of fun to make. Practical, too!

Got any spare mini calendars lying around? If so, you can whip up one of these in under 10 minutes. You can also print out your own mini calendars – there are many options available online.

**I have a few spare kits left over. Read on to find out how you can get one of these ready-to-create kits – including the calendar – for FREE!**

This project uses the card base and envelope from the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack that I shared earlier this week. It even has a pocket at the back for storing all those odds & ends that accumulate on our desks. 😉  Or is it just mine?

Calendar sweet sayings top view


Ok, so how do we do it?

Let’s start the clock.


1. First up, embellish the card front. It’s much easier to do this now, before we turn it into a stand-up calendar.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Bright Blossom stamp set on mine, with flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I also added a Pool Party mat behind my calendar and attached bakers twine before hanging it from a mini silver brad.

Calendar sweet sayings flowers


2. Cut white cardstock to 12.7cm (5 inches) x 6 cm. Score at 1cm, 3cm and 5cm, creating a concertina fold.

Adhere flaps to the inside front and inside back of the card using Sticky Strip, to create a base. This will prevent the card from ‘walking’ (ie. when the front and back move apart). We don’t want our calendar to collapse on us over time!

score base

Adding this base makes the calendar stand up, nice and sturdy. And you can even pop a pen in there!

Here you go, this picture might make it a bit clearer…

Calendar top side

3. Ok, now for the pocket.

Choose one of the envelopes that come in the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack.

Sweet Sayings Stampin Up

Remove the flap. We won’t be needing it. 🙂

pocket trim flap

Now score the remaining three sides at 1cm. Be gentle! Don’t tear the paper.

pocket score lines

Put your hand inside the envelope and carefully flatten the sides. Add glue dots to secure the bottom corners underneath.

Now you can attach the pocket to the back of your calendar!


Would you like one of these ready-to-assemble kits?

I’ll pop one in the post for FREE, along with your thank you card, to the first six people who make a $30+ purchase from my Stampin’ Up! online shop this month. (Australian orders only)

   Calendar sweet sayings

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave me a comment <3!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Tutorial: Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Calendar”

  1. Clareon 06 Jan 2014 at 11:07 am

    LOVE! 🙂 What a great idea and additional use for the Sweet Sayings Card and Envelope Kit.

  2. Deniseon 12 Jan 2014 at 10:07 am

    Awesome use of an already great kit, Simone! Once you master making the envelope into a pocket, it’s a cinch! I am CASE-ing this and posting on my blog with a link to yours! Thanks!

  3. Simoneon 12 Jan 2014 at 11:02 am

    Fabulous Denise, I’m glad you like it! I look forward to checking out your version 🙂 Simone

  4. Isabelleon 13 Jan 2014 at 6:06 am

    Beautifull, thanks a lot for sharing

  5. Simoneon 13 Jan 2014 at 6:28 am

    Thank you Isabelle:) so glad you stopped by

  6. elaine coustleyon 20 Jan 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Glad I looked in at your blog today, love that little calender. I’m checking the store later as I have a need for new goodies.x

  7. Simoneon 20 Jan 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Lovely to hear from you as always Elaine. Thanks for the lovely comment and also for visiting. 🙂

  8. Janiceon 11 Jul 2015 at 6:02 am

    This is just too, too cute!! I have had this card kit for forever and decided it was time to do something with it. I did a search and found your idea on Pinterest. I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity. I’m making them with 2016 calendars for gifts this Christmas!!

  9. Simoneon 12 Jul 2015 at 8:00 am

    What a lovely comment! Thank you so much Janice, and I’m really pleased to hear that you are going to have fun with your kit. Good on you for getting an early start with your Christmas gift making… I will have to start thinking of what to make for this year too. Thanks again for stopping by. 🙂

  10. Rosalie Fitzmauriceon 19 Oct 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks Simone, found this while checking your post re pinterest on our fb page,
    have these calenders on order from Veronica.

  11. […] looking for ways to use up your leftover calendars? Check out the fun tutorial I shared in 2014. It shows you how to making a standing calendar from a folded card, and uses an […]

  12. joyceon 10 Oct 2016 at 11:43 am

    I really like your calendars That would be just a nice little something to take to some one who is ill and I can think of lot of other things…Thank you

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