Desktop Calendar Box

Well it has been a few days since my last post. I’ve discovered that my one-a-day goal may be a bit too ambitious with 12 hour work days. So if time permits I will strive for one a day but for sure on my days off. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and found lots of great deals on black Friday.

I just love todays creation. The Desktop Calendar Box will make a great inexpensive gift. I found the pattern on or you can go to to view Tammy Maxvill’s instructions.


Card:  (1) Melon mambo  8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″       Box: (1) Melon mambo  6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ scored at 1″ on all four sides    

Box wrapper: (1) Melon mambo 11″ x 4 1/2″ scored at 1″; 5 3/8″; 6 3/8″; and 10 3/4″

Card Panel: (1) Bermuda Bay 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

step 1: assemble the box. cut on the scored lines up to the intersecting score lines. Cut the corners off on a diagonal. Add sticky strip to the diagonals and assemble the box.

step 2: Assemble the box wrapper. Fold at the scored lines. Add adhesive to the 1/4″ strip and assemble.

step 3: Create Card. Fold card in half at 4 1/4″ score line. Adhere to box wraper. Make sure the front of the card has the second score line.

step 4: Adhere Panels. Take all panel pieces and pattern pieces and adhere. Attache box banels to the box. Attach card front to the card.  Attach the calendar on inside of card. Punch a hole and add brad for box handle.

The calender can be found on under the templete forum.

This was really easy to put together. I spent more time decorating the card front than assembling the box and card base. I hope you will all give this a try.



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