Thursday, January 06, 2011

Matchbox Calendar

by Kathy Berger

Matchbox Calendar

This project is a wonderful way to use up scraps of patterned paper or card-stock. These calendars are very quick and easy to make, and are a wonderful little gift for a friend.

  • Download this Calendar Blank (in PDF format) and print it.
    (Note: this is a 2011 calendar. Updated calendars can be found here: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Cut out each of the months along the solid lines.
  • Using a Scor-bug or similar tool on the Scor-Buddy, perforate each of the calendar pages at 1 3/4" from the top edge, as shown.

  • Stack the calendar pages in order, with January on top (I use a little adhesive near the bottom edge of each page to hold them together.)
    Set aside.
  • Cut both the pink cardstock and the Endure paper to 2 3/4" x 5 3/4".
    Glue them together using adhesive of choice.
  • When dry, score the piece (patterned paper face up, in landscape orientation) at 3/4", 3 1/2", and 3 2/3" (the triangle on the Scor-Buddy.)
    Mountain fold each of the scores (so the pink is on the inside).
  • Place the stack of calendar pages inside the smallest fold.
    Staple the pages in place with a single staple, as shown in the following photo.

  • Tuck the edge of the matchbook lid under the lip of the stapled end and set aside.

  • Punch two flowers out of white cardstock.
    Use the brush end of the marker to mark all of the edges of the punched flowers with brown ink.
    Gently curl the petals of each of the two flowers downward.
    Make a couple of small "vein" marks on each of the petals with the writing tip of the marker.
    Glue the two flowers together, offset from each other so the petalsof one fill the gaps in the other.
  • Use Direct to Paper technique to apply the victorian violet ink to a small piece of white cardstock.
    When the cardstock is dry, punch a 3/4" cirlce.
    Go around the edges of the punched circle with the brown brush marker. Glue the circle to the center of the flower.
  • Glue the flower and the butterfly embellishment to the front of the matchbook.
    Draw a dotted curve from the back of the butterfly off the bottom edge of the matchbook.

Products Used:
  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Melissa Frances Paper, Endure     ( MFR-P-153   $0.69)
    • Bazzill Singles, Precious     ( BAZ-1-125   $0.59)
    • White Card-stock scraps
  • Ranger Distress Ink
  • Embellishments
    • Bee button not available, substitute butterfly rhinstone     ( DAR-Rhin-bfpast   $2.99) or other embellishment of choice
  • Tools
    • Scor-Bug or similar tool
    • Marvy Punch, Super Jumbo Daisy     ( MAR-SJ-daisy   $13.99)
    • EK Success Punch, 3/4" circle     ( EK-PSPNP-15   $8.99)
    • Tombow dual brush marker, Chocolate     ( TOM-969   $2.59)
    • Scor-buddy     ( Scor-budy   $19.99)
    • Stapler with standard staples


  1. great idea,, any idea where i can download for 2012 then i can start making a few now as gifts???

  2. I created a 2012 version of the same calendar. You can get it at
    this link

  3. Outstanding!


  4. Kathy I LOVE this project of yours!! Wow, super cute and what a great way to carry a calendar around in your purse! Awesome!!