It’s Time for Linda’s Annual Calendar

My sweet paper crafting friend, Linda White, sends me a beautiful, handcrafted desk calendar annually.  When I take photos and share the product details each year, it becomes one of my most popular blog posts.  I’m proud to share Linda’s 2017 CD calendar today! Thank you, Linda, for allowing me to showcase your creative genius!

FREE PDF!  I know many of you love to make your own calendars or create a class using Linda’s ideas.  Here’s a FREE PDF Linda create that you can print with information for all 12 months!

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about the project for today.

WHERE TO FIND IT!  Linda purchases her pre-printed calendars and CD cases from eBay seller, Painter410 – you can find Painter410 by clicking here.

The base color for each calendar size is 5 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  The black mat is 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″.


  • Base color is Night of Navy
  • Ink: Going Gray and Night of Navy
  • Stamp Set: Festive Flurry and Framelits Dies
  • Rhinestone
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


  • Base color is Real Red
  • Cardstock: Lost Lagoon 3″ x 2 1/4″
  • Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Stamp Set: Up, Up, & Away.  The balloon base is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  Punched with biggest Balloon Bouquet Punch. The bottom of the balloon was cut off with paper snips.
  • Fiskars small hand held heart punch


  • Base color is Garden Green
  • Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, 2 1⁄4″ x 3″ and Whisper White
  • Ink: Garden Green
  • Stamp Set: Lucky Shamrock
  • Embossing Folder: Polka Dots
  • Punches: 1 3⁄4″ circle, 1″ circle
  • Iridescent ice embossing powder, Heat Tool and Stampin’ Dimensionals.


  • Base color is Pink Pirouette
  • Card Stock: Whisper White
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack 3″ x 2 1⁄4″
  • Stamp Set: Easter Lamb, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with aqua painters using Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette ink.
  • Lucky Limeade marker was used to color grass
  • Punches: 2″ circle, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for flower.
  • Pearls


  • Base color is Melon Mambo
  • Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
  • Embossing Folder: Elegant Bouquet
  • Punches: Triple Flower Punch and Small Butterfly Punch
  • Pearls
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Enamel Dots


  • Base color is Tempting Turquoise
  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, 3 1/3″ x 2 3/8″, Whisper White, 3″ x 2 1⁄4″ and Daffodil Delight
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stamp Set: Just Beachy, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
  • Markers: Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie
  • Paper Snips for the sun


  • Base Color is Night of Navy
  • Card Stock: Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
  • Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack:  3″ x 2 1⁄4″
  • Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Craft White
  • Stamp Set: July Fourth
  • Punches: Small Star, 1 3/8″
  • 1 1⁄4″, 1″, and 1⁄2″ circle punches
  • Red and silver gemstones
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


  • Base color is Daffodil Delight
  • Card Stock: Gumball Green, 3 1/8″ x 2 3/8″, Whisper White, 3″ x 2 1⁄4″
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green
  • Stamp Set: Tropical Party and Jar of Love
  • Sponge Dauber


  • Base Color is Daffodil Delight
  • Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Early Espresso, and Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper 2 1⁄4″ x 3″
  • Punches: 5 Petal Punch, 1″ circle, and 1 3⁄4″ scallop circle punch
  • Paper snips to create “petals” on the scallop circle punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


  • Base color is Elegant Eggplant
  • Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, 3″ x 2 1/4″ and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls
  • Embossing Folder: Spider Web
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Punches: 1 1⁄4″ scallop circle punch and 1″ circle
  • Googly eyes and Stampin’ Dimensionals


  • Base Color is Tangelo Twist
  • Cardstock: Early Espresso, 3″ x 2 1⁄4″, Pumpkin Pie, 3⁄4″ x 3″
  • Brights Designer Series Paper
  • Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases, stamped with early expresso ink
  • Punches: Paper Shaper Maple Leaf Punch, Bigz Autumn Accents Die
  • Button and Lucky Limeade bakers twine, glue dots. Linda’s buttons were from JoAnn Fabrics sewology 3/4″ diameter
  • Embossing Folder: Stripes


  • Base color is Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock: Garden Green, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, and Whisper White
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Garden Green
  • Stamp Set: Jolly Friends
  • Punch: Jolly Hat Builder
  • Jingle bells, glue dots and paper snips

CLICK HERE to download a printable PDF of the instructions above.


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THE OCCASIONS CATALOG & SALE-A-BRATION HAVE BEGUN!  Read more here about the new Stampin’ Up! products for spring and how you can earn free products!

NEW PRODUCT VIDEOS!  Check out these Stampin’ Up! video demonstrations for many new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products here.  Very fun.  Very enabling!

MY FAVORITE THINGS from the 2017 Occasions Catalog (pretty stamps, cool tools and pretty embellishments) are here.

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments below.

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  1. After making the 12 months, where do you store different months? As I will be selling these, any good ideas for display? Thanks.

  2. Shari Shepheard

    were do you find the CD cases with the lip on them to hold card calendars . I can not find them.

  3. Tina Anderson

    I absolutely love these calendars! I do have a question though – where/how do you store the extra pages?

  4. Lynn Harrison

    Simply Beautiful. I wonder how long it takes you to create the 12 cards and the cover. You produce beautiful work.

  5. Thank you for posting this each year. I’ve looked at them for 4 years and (woo hoo) decided to make a set. So easy and fun! Easy to mass produce . And What a great way to use old dsp, , and tons of punches and dies. You can’t go wrong. Thank you!!!

  6. I love these, too!!! Thank you for sharing the details! I am going to “plan ahead” for 2018! 🙂 I found the printed calendars using the link, but the CD cases aren’t listed for that seller. Could you please share if she orders them from another seller?

  7. Nancy Farrell

    Hmmmm . . . I wonder which month is my favorite! The calendar is gorgeous. Mary thanks for the details.

  8. I love the calendar and can’t wait to get started – just need to gather in what I don’t have. Thank goodness for good friends and eBay for things that have retired. Thank you, Linda, for your creativity and Mary for generously sharing. Looking forward to 2018’s.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing Linda’s beautiful calendars from past years. It just may have inspired me to start making ones of my own!

  10. I have been waiting to see the new calendar. Outstanding! I finished January and as I speak I am working on February. I love Linda’s ideas and I do case some of the months. Thank you Linda, it’s not an easy task trying to put ideas out for each month but you always seem to come through. Thanks Mary, for sharing this wonderful piece of art. Love it!

  11. Beautiful! I used to make these for my co-workers each year. Thanks so much to you & Linda for sharing the information. I think I’ll have to whip up a few for my new co-workers.

  12. Awesome calendars (I went back and looked at previous years!). Definitely tagging this idea to make next year! Love it!!

  13. Jeannette Hall

    I love her ideas! She makes everything to cute and easy to replicate. Love! Love ! Love!

  14. Shirley Barton

    Such simple designs but so cute. Love every single one!

  15. Omg. I love them , perfect, Linda ?
    Tfs MsMary
    Hugs Frenchie

  16. Love Linda’s calendar but cannot find seller on eBay…….Any ideas?

  17. Both Linda and I appreciate all these wonderful comments.

  18. Always look forward to seeing these calendars. Gives me inspiration for the calendars I give as gifts. Great Job to Linda on creating these awesome calendars.

  19. What a beautiful gift idea. I can’t wait to make a few of these for next Christmas for my best friends. Thank you for posting. I am always amazed at the creativity of other paper crafters and I love your blog as well.

  20. Just fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing! Inspired to make some but eBay seller is blank…no products to purchase.

  21. This calendar is absolutely gorgeous! What a labor of love.

  22. So adorable!! Each mont is an inspiration!!

  23. Julie Learned

    Linda’s ideas are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing her calendars on your blog every year. They are very inspiring!

  24. Kadie in Arizona

    Another FANTASTIC calendar by Linda. She is SO CREATIVE and seriously makes each month SPECIAL (I personally LOVE July!). THANKS for sharing your 2017 calendar with us Mary.

  25. How awesome! Linda is the best! After using the calendar all year I then use it to scrapbook.

  26. Awesome Mary, thank you and Linda for sharing all the details again. All the designs on each month are lovely, fun and bright.
    A labor of love for sure and one that will be enjoy all year round.

  27. Adorable! Thanks for all the details to replicate the proj ct as well!

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