Thursday, September 03, 2009

Year Desk Planner (inst added)

All sizes are for this one but you can adjust it to your personal taste to make smaller or larger versions. This is quite easy to do but takes time as it involves a fair bit of cutting but if you cut all the pieces first and then assemble it it makes it easier

Materials used:
  • Heavy Card - I used old cereal packaging and covered the printed side before covering with designer papers so it would not show through but you can use any sturdy card you have.
  • Designer Papers K & Co from a Boxed Collection called Classics
  • Cricut and carts, Storybook for number and front panel, assorted images from Indie Art, Celebrations and Home Accents for embellishment for each month
  • Bind-it All and wires (size depends on your preferences but I used 3/4")
  • Chalks
  • Glue
  • Fancy edge blade for trimmer or fancy edge scissors
The main stand consists of 3 pieces of card 2 cut at 7 1/2" x 9" and 1 cut at 7 1/2" x 4" this piece is scored and used as the base. Cover all of these with designer papers. The front cover is another the same size as the larger piece covered again decorated with the Year (see first photo)

Print off your month sheets (link to files below), cut them using a fancy edge blade or scissors and chalk the edges in coordinating colours to the Designer paper you have chosen. Mount them onto pieces of designer paper cut at the same size as the cover (7 1/2" x 9") decorate with your embellishments.

Assemble the stand punch the bottom of the 2 stand pieces and both sides of the small folded piece and join using the bind-it all (see last picture)

Punch the 2 top edges and the month pages making sure they all line up to fit. Hold the 2 top edges place the cover and month pages and bind this section, flip this all forward and the Planner is complete. If you want to see a video of how this is done there is a video on You Tube of someone making a similar construction in this post I made earlier of another calender.

Here are the Word Desk Planner Calender pages for you to use and print. You can make changes to them to fit your project if you wish but you may not sell them on or claim them as your own. If you make this and post photographs of it on any site please link back to my Blog to show where you found this idea. Thank you


  1. wow! this is way cool! I will look for the instructions - want to make one of theese :)

  2. Beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for instructions!!!!

  3. This is stunning hun ,adore the papers you have used .Fab project!
    hugs judex


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