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Calendar Easel Card

For a unique way to celebrate the changing seasons of this year, create this crafty little calendar! Simply swap the acetate sheets as each season passes, and it’ll look gorgeous all year round.

Papercraft

1-2 hours

Beginner

You will need:

  • 2x 6x6 blank kraft cards
  • Die cutting machine
  • Spellbinders Lene Lok Four Seasons Die Collection
  • Blue card
  • White card
  • Green card
  • Pink card
  • Orange card
  • Red card
  • Acetate
  • 2 x brads
  • Craft knife
  • Calendar tab
  • Tattered lace essential square die no.6 (5.08”by 5.08”)
  • Scoreboard
  • Trimmer
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Blue ink
  • Blending tool
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut one of the kraft card blanks in half.

  2. Use a corner punch to round all four corners and ink the edges with black ink.

    Calendar Easel Card step 2
  3. Cut the tree die from the discarded half of the cut kraft card, then add your embossing mat and send the die and card back through to emboss. Repeat with all the canopy dies (spring in the pink card, summer in the green card, and autumn in the orange card and red card).

  4. Cut 4 pieces of the acetate and the blue card using the essential die.

  5. Use the blue ink to blend around the edge of the blue card to add some extra depth. Glue the tree to the middle of the blue card, and stick to the piece of kraft card you cut earlier. Then glue the bottom of this piece of kraft card to the bottom of the mountain fold on the blank card base, to create the easel card.

    Calendar Easel Card step 5
  6. Using the craft knife, cut a slit through the blue card at 1 inch and at 5 inches, starting from the edge of the kraft card, and push the brads through the slits.

  7. Hole-punch each of the sheets of acetate at 0.5 inches and at 4.5 inches.

  8. Fussy-cut the apples from the red card and paper piece onto the orange autumn canopy.

  9. Glue each canopy to a piece of acetate.
    Helen’s helpful hint:
    Hang the acetate onto the brads before sticking onto the canopies, to ensure they line up with the tree.

  10. Glue the calendar tab onto the bottom base of the card to create the easel stopper.

    Simply remove the brads and replace the acetate as the seasons change!

    Calendar Easel Card step 10

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