Butterfly Gala Desk Calendar

Hello! So today I’m going current and uncased and instructions! Progress. Inspiration from several different desk calendars on Pinterest but this is a different style I made up as I went along 🙂

It’s very quick and simple, so I made 3!

I started off having a play with the Butterfly Gala bundle. There’s a photo of my tests with different colour combination and my technique definitely improved quickly! I ended up preferring a black outline and then shaded stamping of a single colour. I stamped off to desaturate then stamped the whole butterfly, then came back in with more colour but only stamping down at the bottom. Something I reckon that gets easier with practice!

Base: 3 1/2 inch wide x the length of A4 or 12 x 12. A4 will give you a little extra space for gluing together.

Score at 3 1/2, 7 1/4, 11, 11 3/8 then burnish (fold and rub the bends).

The 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 end is your base for the post it’s so bend that forwards. The rest if the back of the calendar so found that round until the free end can attach back on itself.

I’d recommend gluing everything else down and attaching the back of the calendar last as the weight of the post its will help keep its shape.

Mini calendars I got from Amazon and cut a piece of cardstock a little bigger to be mounted on (8cm x 5.5cm). Post it notes (plain and butterflies) also Amazon.

The sentiment “a little note” is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, as are the butterflies. Stamped as described above. The yellow example is actually punched from the matching Botanical Butterfly Sale-a-bration DS Paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. You could also colour with Stampin’ Blends. So many matchy matchy options.

The little circle I’ve mounted the butterflies on is from a mini 3/4″ punch. The butterflies are attached with mini glue dots and you can move them around which is nice. 🙂 Butterflies finished off with Wink of Stella glitter pen for extra sparkle.

Supplies:

Pink version:

Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle
Butterfly stamps, sentiment stamp, punch for cutting out butterflies.150599£33.25
Regals 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series PaperStriped background to mount calendar / mini circle for butterfly mount146965£10.25
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock A4Calendar base119981£8.00
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
Stamping butterflies147091
£7.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Glitter for finishing butterflies141897
£7.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tombow Mono
Gluing everything together110755£3.75
Stampin’ DimensionalsAttaching sentiment104430£3.75
Mini Glue DotsAttaching butterflies103683£5.00
Whisper White A4 CardstockStamping sentiment106549£9.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink PadStamping butterfly outlines and sentiment132708£5.50

Yellow version:

Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle
Butterfly stamps, sentiment stamp, punch for cutting out butterflies.150599£33.25
Regals 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series PaperStriped background to mount calendar / mini circle for butterfly mount146965£10.25
Crushed Curry A4 CardstockCalendar base131288£8.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Glitter for finishing butterflies141897
£7.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tombow Mono
Gluing everything together110755£3.75
Stampin’ DimensionalsAttaching sentiment104430£3.75
Mini Glue DotsAttaching butterflies103683£5.00
Whisper White A4 CardstockStamping sentiment106549£9.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink PadStamping butterfly outlines and sentiment132708£5.50

Blue version:

Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle
Butterfly stamps, sentiment stamp, punch for cutting out butterflies.150599£33.25
Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock
Striped background to mount calendar / mini circle for butterfly mount131291 £8.00
Blueberry Bushel A4 Cardstock
Calendar base146991
£8.00
Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Pad
Stamping butterflies147138
£7.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Glitter for finishing butterflies141897
£7.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tombow Mono
Gluing everything together110755£3.75
Stampin’ DimensionalsAttaching sentiment104430£3.75
Mini Glue DotsAttaching butterflies103683£5.00
Whisper White A4 CardstockStamping sentiment106549£9.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink PadStamping butterfly outlines and sentiment132708£5.50

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