I enjoy making little 3D items to give to friends for various occasions.  This year at Christmas I did a couple of more detailed projects.  One is a Stand Up Calendar / Post It Note Holder.  I had received one from a friend at our last in person Stampin’ Up! Event and have had it on my desk.  Every time I used it, I would think that I needed to make some of those.  Finally, the time was right.



Above is a photo of the closed notepad and you can see I do have the calendar.  I will say that my Christmas gifts did not have the calendar, as they were delayed in arriving.  (Imagine that with the crazy mail this holiday!)  So those had a stamped sentiment as the focal point.

Here is the stand up and open view.



For this version of the notepad, I used the Sweet Strawberry Bundle along with the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.  The paper is part of the Sale-A-Bration Berry Blessings Bundle.  They are a great match!  I do love the contrast of the two different paper pieces I used.

For an added touch to the top of the notepad part, I stamped and punched a couple of strawberries.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink as the outline of the strawberry with Flirty Flamingo as the inside filler.  I paired the softness of the Flamingo with Granny Apple Green to keep my cheery strawberry theme going.

I have not done a video for this because when I looked, I found a couple of them.  I do have the measurements and instructions for you.  It is really quite simple.


  • Base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 3 and 5 1/2
  • Card stock same as base cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4 (need 2 of those)
  • Pen holder is 3 X 2, folded in half and secured together and then secured beneath the calendar
  • Notepad cover is 3 1/8 X 4 1/8, score on 4 1/8 side at 5/8 and 1
  • Calendar layers are 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 and 3 1/4 X 2 1/2 (I used Taylored Expresseions calendars, yours may be a different size)


Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.



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