Desk Calendar part 1

Happy New Year all! With a new year comes the need for new calendars! Yes, we all have our phones and use those, but I really like one on my desk when paying bills and such to see the entire month. A couple years back Stampin' Up! did a desk calendar for the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit. Click HERE to see the post with all the details. One of the few Pumpkin kits I've actually fully put together and loved!!

That one was for 2016 and I did miss it when it ended. I didn't realize there had been another set of the calendars created for the next year. Luckily I kept the stand and accidentally discovered near the end of 2017 that the files were available. I had gotten rid of the cards, but I started over from scratch and made some of the months for 2018. The first 3, and the last 3!! That is how my stamping goes these days...in spurts!

We all know I love Sunflowers, and I gravitated toward the Painted Harvest to do the 2018 ones. Click the pictures to enlarge and see details!

The stamp set with the original Paper Pumpkin had the months in the cursive font, and smaller stamps to accent holidays and special days. The months are in a pdf file that I printed on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out. I love how these came out, but I do remember struggling with colors. Some also have too much embellishment. Yes, that is possible, they don't sit well in the stand :)


The 18 file was printed with "brown" letters, and the month number was a light blue so I tried to use those colors. Soft Suede and Crumb Cake for the brown, Pool Party or Coastal Cabana for the blue. I like how these came out but don't have the exact color combos written down. I can probably figure them out if need be! Just ask! I know December is Merry Merlot (LOVE!!) and October was Blackberry Bliss and Pool Party.

Come back tomorrow and see what I've started for 2019! Autumn Harvest again, with a simple color scheme for the first 3 months! 

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