Finally!! I know it has taken me a while to get to this post. But finally it is here!

I first created this Sheltering Tree Seasonal Calendar a long time ago for 2015.  At the time I created a full tutorial with lots of photos, measurements and instructions.  Then my computer crashed – well not my computer actually but our external hard drive where we back everything up!!  Yikes!  Most of what I lost from the beginning of 2015 including that tutorial and the photos.  Our last back up was from December.  In April this year I decided to use this project for one of my display projects for the OnStage Live event.  Since my focus was on the 2015-2017 In Colors I recreated it with those.  I am receiving many requests for the tutorial but at this time decided not to recreate it.  I am however writing this post and sharing enough information including a pdf with a 2016 calendar so you can create your own calendar.

Here are the new panels I created for the display in April.  I used Mint Macaroon, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon as the main colors.

Here is a look at the older one – the colors here were Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, and Hello Honey.

So the way this calendar works is that your base is a 12″ x 6″ piece of card stock – scored at 6″.  Each of the 4 panels is attached to one of the 6×6 sections – two on one side and two on the other – you want the top of each panel to be at the scored end.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The colored card stock of each panel is 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ and then there is a white piece that is stamped with the trees – those are 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 – with part of the white piece covered by the calendar strip.

I printed the calendar strip on my printer at home on Whisper White card stock and then cut them down into strips.  I use My Digital Studio to create the calendars.  So if you still have that you should be able to generate a calendar in the size that you want it.  Here is a pdf for the 2016 calendar.  calendar 2016

The last thing you want is to add a stand – so that it will stand up on your desk. I just used a piece of card stock that matched my background piece and scored it so that i can slide it under the panels. My piece was 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ and scored at 1″ from each end.  But the exact size doesn’t really matter – you just want something to slide in and keep your “tent” from slipping.


Here is a view standing –


One more look at the new panels –

Thanks for stopping by – I hope that is helpful to you.