Desktop Calendar

Desktop Calendar

Hi everyone!  Welcome back for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday inspiration.  With the new year just around the corner I wanted to show you a fun project you can create to decorate your desk 🙂

Products Used:

HCPC-3804 – Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp Set
HCPC-3806 – Small Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3808 – Fanciful Carnation Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7144 – Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-7118 – Delicate Border Basics Die
HCD1-7150 – Window Box Elements Die
HCD1-7162 – Eyelet Hearts Die
HCD1-7164 – Small Camelia Carnation Die
HCD1-7166 – Fanciful Carnation Die
HCDP1-285 – Camelia Carnation Paper Collection
HCFB1-464 – 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
HCST1-401 – Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
359848 – Spellbinders Tool N’ One
173842 – Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
TSMP300 – Memento Dye Ink Pad – Lady Bug

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Peach Card Stock, VersaFine Ink Pad – Olympia Green, Metallic Creme Chalks, Versamark, Tea Rose Embossing Powder, Glimmer Mist Gold and die cutting machine.


I got the idea here but decided to change it up a bit.  For my take on this I used one piece of white card stock that measures 12″ x 5″ scored at the 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 9 1/2″ and 11 1/2″ marks and a second piece that measures 5″ x 7″.  Attach the two 5″ x 1/2″ flaps to the ends of the smaller piece and you will have a 5″ x 7″ desktop calendar!  Once you have the base of the calendar created cover with a piece of paper from the Camelia Carnation Paper Collection layered over another piece of card stock for a punch of color, each layer is cut 1/4″ smaller then the previous layer.  I added die cuts from the Decorative Medallion and Delicate Border Basics Dies under the layers for a bit of a fancier look!  The fanciful Carnation image was stamped on white card stock using Olympia Green and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Metallic Creme Chalks.  The Carnation flowers were stamped on white card stock using Versamark and heat embossed with Tea Rose embossing powder and die cut with the matching dies before coloring with Metallic Creme Chalks and shaping with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold and the flower shaping tools.  The sentiment was stamped on white card stock using Lady Bug ink and die cutting with the Eyelet Hearts Die before distressing around the edges with Metallic Creme Chalks.  The finishing touch was to lightly spray with Glimmer Mist Gold and enjoy.

Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

5 responses »

  1. You have inspired me. I’ve made a few of these but yours puts mine to shame. I need to step it up a notch!


  2. Lovely and would look good on anyone’s furniture piece. Thank you and Happy 2018.


  3. What a gorgeous creation Joann! I have to give it a try!


  4. Love it! Another idea that needs to be copied 🙂



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