Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Easel Mini Calendar and Note Holder

It's Club Scrap's Orchard Blog Hop time! Check out their blog for an entire listing of inspiring projects and to participate in the Linky Party.

The chill of fall is in the air, and that gets me thinking about upcoming holiday gatherings. Here is an adorable mini calendar and note holder perfect for a hostess gift! I made it with Club Scrap's beautiful Orchard collection, but it would be gorgeous with any themed kit.

The inspiration and instructions for this project came from a helpful tutorial on LeeAnn Greff's blog.

I used the following materials for this mini calendar/note holder project:

  • 3.75x10.5" Easel Paper
  • 4.75x7" Pocket Paper
  • ScorPal and Bone Folder
  • CS Bookbinding Glue in a Needle-tipped Applicator
  • Orchard UM Stamps
  • Scissors and Craft Knife
  • Brown, Orange, Green, Ivory and Red Papers (for notecards and mats)
Score the 3.75x10.5" Easel Paper horizontally at 4, 8, 9 and 10".
Score the 4.75x7" Pocket paper vertically at .5 and 4.25". Score horizontally at 4 and 4.5".
Follow the tutorial on LeeAnn's blog for simple assembly.

Download and print a 2018 calendar onto an 8.5x11 sheet of Orchard Yellow. (Adjust your printer settings to print "16 images per page" to print the miniature calendar.) Trim the months into pieces of the same size, secure with binder clips, and top with a generous application of CS® Bookbinding Glue. When the glue is completely dry, you'll have a handy notepad.

Trim an assortment of 3x3" pieces of Orchard paper and stamp with small images from the Jumbo and Greeting unmounted sheets. Insert the papers into the pocket and add a small pen or Sharpie.

An alternative option is to skip the easel portion, add a magnet, and place onto the fridge. Unless it's a stainless steel fridge.

Isn't it sweet? Looking at it just makes me happy.

See you at Pam's blog for your next batch of inspiration!


  1. I love making mini calendars as gifts at the end of the tyear and this is perfect to try. The color are so wonderful, love this kit. Thanks for the great instructions, your project is my inspiration.

  2. What an adorable little project! Cute as a button, and what a great idea for a gift!

  3. OH! I love this...I think I need to make several of these - they would be perfect stocking stuffers!! Thanks for the great idea Tricia!

  4. What an adorable, clever and useful project! It would make a great give for teacher, too!

  5. How cute is this?! I want to make one for MYSELF! Great tip about printing the calendar, I hate to waste my precious CS hoard. I totally forgot about the notepad with BB glue...I still have a ton of POPS that I could use for this. Thanks for sharing all of the details!

  6. Awww, absolutely darling calendar holder! I will have to print this calendar, it's been a long time since I've made any calendar holders, thank you for the link!

  7. The mini calendar note holder is as cute as can be, the scale of the calendar and holder makes it so cute! Anyone would love to have this on their desk.

  8. AAHHHH that is the cutest thing!!! I love it!

  9. Love it! Thanks for the download. It's about time to start making some gifts.

  10. Cute! Thanks for the calendar download!

  11. I’m going to make this at work tomorrow :)