Hello and Happy New Year! The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is easy to make with the new Art Gallery stamp set by Stampin’ Up®. The new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog is live! If you need a catalog, please see how to request one at the end of this blog.
The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is very simple but does require a little bit of Masking Technique. The little calendar is a tear-off sticky note style and is from Vippies. I have ordered calendars from them for many years.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches scored at 1/2, 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 inches, and 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 2 3/4 x 5 inches; and Brights Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Poppy Parade: 2 3/4 x 4 inches*. (*more on how to get this DSP under the Joining Special that follows this blog). Note: Whisper White has been replaced by Basic White CS.
The first step is to apply 2 different colors of ink to the bunch of flowers in the Art Gallery stamp set. By using the corner of the ink pad you can apply the Mango Melody ink just to the flowers.
Switch the ink to Old Olive and again use the corner of the ink pad to apply the Old Olive ink just to the stems and leaf.
Use your breath to “Huff” onto the stamp and moisten the ink a little before stamping onto the bottom of the 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.
Return to the Mango Melody ink and stamp the large flower onto the top of the Basic White CS card piece.
The Art Gallery flowers are Two-Step stamps. In this way you can easily add dimension to your flower. Use the Poppy Parade ink on the second layer of the large flower, line up the edges and Viola! you have a more interesting flower!
Similarly, use the second layer for the smaller flowers to apply the Poppy Parade ink over the Mango Melody flowers. The second layer of the smaller flowers does not really line up with the edges as well as the second layer of the larger flower, but it still seems to work well.
In order to make the larger flower even more dimensional, I used the second layer for the small flower inked with Merry Merlot ink and stamped it in the center of the large flower.
Still using the Merry Merlot ink, ink up the bunch of flowers and stamp onto a full sticky note. Fussy cut the flowers as shown. It works best if you cut on the inside edge of the inked image so that you do not get a white halo when you stamp over it.
Now apply the full sticky note paper over the stamped image of the bunch of flowers. Apply Old Olive ink to the stem and leaves stamp and stamp as shown. Be sure to apply firm pressure and hold the stamp in place for about 10 seconds to allow the ink to transfer completely.
Viola! The flowers just look beautiful!
Putting It Together
Start putting the whole project together by adhering the stamped flower card piece to the 2 3/4 x 5 inch Mango Melody CS.
Lay the Basic White CS base on the table with the single score on top and the double score lines on the bottom. Apply Tear & Tape or some other strong adhesive to the 1/2 inch on top. Next adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Brights DSP to the space between the center score line and the top score line at the bottom.
Now flip the stamped card piece over and place over the DSP so you will know where to place the adhesive. Flip the card piece back and adhere to left side of the front.
To finish the front, adhere the sticky note calendar in place.
Folding the Fun Fold Calendar
To complete the Art Gallery Fun Fold Calendar you will need to fold it in half and flip it over so that the flap with the Tear & Tape adhesive is on top.
Peel the strip off of the Tear & Tape and fold the top of the layer underneath down to adhere it.
You will then need to fold the center fold inward to create the stand for the desk calendar.
Viola! You have a beautiful little Art Gallery Calendar!
Thanks so much for coming by today! I really enjoyed making this calendar, so much so, that I made about 2 dozen! I gave them away with the new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. If you haven’t gotten a catalog, do not already have an awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and live in the USA-please send me a request along with your mailing address to email@example.com, and I will get the catalog and the little desk calendar as a gift out to you.
All of this Designer Series Paper can be yours for FREE when you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. There are five packages of 6 x 6 inch new Designer Series Paper! You also get a discount on future orders as long as you maintain your Demonstrator-ship. You pay $99 for your choice of $125 worth of product from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog or the 2020-21 Annual Catalog and the Designer Series Paper is yours! If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are already to join click HERE and choose the JOIN tab at the top of the page.
- Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set  $22.00
- Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock  $8.75
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock  $9.75
- Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Bone Folder  $7.00
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue  $4.00
- Stampin' Pierce Mat  $5.00
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!