So cute and useful – 2018 Calendar

I’ve been looking for a wall calendar to pop up near my desk, I knew what I wanted, one with 3 months in a row and something pretty! I looked every where and couldn’t find one but, when our new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue came out and it had a set of awesome Thin Cut – Block Numbers (cheering!) I knew exactly what to do 🙂 …I’d make my own.

4BD8FC46-6FD7-4B2F-9A57-425711DAF5BBI searched google and found the exact calendar I was after, printed it out and gathered a few fun products and started to create. The paper I used is from the new Seasonal Expressions 1 called ‘Gimme Some Sugar’ it’s SO sweet.

Fun fact: my new Thin Cuts – Block Numbers fit perfectly on our
Thin Cuts – Basic Banners ‘winning’ and here’s how it all came together…

I cut my numbers in White Daisy Cardstock with my Cuttlebug (if you have a Bigshot this works well too) and my banners I cut in our Bashful Cardstock which is the cutest shade of pink!
Fun fact: ALL the Close To My Heart Thin Cuts come on a magnetic sheet – just like the numbers above which is so handy to keep them all together.

Did you know ALL our Close To My Heart Cardstocks are two-toned?


To give you more flexibility as you create our two-toned cardstock features the original colour on one side and the other side features a lighter shade which makes it SO cool to create with. You can see here with my banners I cut the largest banner in the original colour then I turned over my cardstock and cut the smaller banner in the lighter shade – for someone like me who LOVES playing with paper this is awesome! Also, see the Thin Cut – Basic Banners just sitting there on the paper – you can use these to cut your pretty papers to, not just Cardstock!


I adhered my numbers onto the banners with my Close To My Heart Adhesive Runner which works perfectly for all types of paper crafting. I used our cool 3-D Foam Dots to raise the banner up to make it stand out. Then it was a matter of adhering it all together to make my perfect wall calendar.


To finish off I embellished it with a couple of small White Dots.
It was a whole lot of fun to make and came together rather quickly and since January is National Papercrafting Month it was a perfect project to make.


Check it out! I’m so pleased with the end result – my new calendar will see me through this brand new year.
I hope I have inspired you to create something pretty for yourself to start your year off perfectly.

Happy Papercrafting Month!

Jacquie x


To make your own 2018 Calendar here is a list of products I used.
You can view, order and have it delivered straight to your door at

Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack X7228B
White Daisy Cardstock 1385
Bashful Cardstock Z5941
Thin Cut – Block Numbers Z4159
Thin Cut – Basic Banners Z3345
CTMH Adhesive Runner Z3372
3-D Foam Dots Z3342
Black & White Dots Z3314


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