2014 Owl Calendar

I wanted to share one of the 2014 calendars that I made this year.  This one was created for a fun group of ladies that I stamp with each month.  Every year I create a small desk calendar for them.  They all work at a local university whose mascot is an owl. So this year I decided to feature the Owl punch along with the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  Here is the result:

owl-calendar-1st-qrtrEach panel represents one quarter of the year.  I used My Digital Studio to create the calendar strips and printed them at home with my printer – then cut them to the size I wanted.

owl-1stFor each quarter I created a different owl – I didn’t want them all to be the same.  The 1st one is a little girl owl with a bow on her ear – the bow is made from 2 of the little hearts.

owl-calendar-2nd-qrtrThe 2nd quarter is on the flip side of the first quarter.  And at the bottom there is a little piece of card stock that slides under the calendar strip on each side to keep the calendar standing up on your desk top.

owl-2ndFor the second owl I pulled out the Two-Step Bird punch to create the branch for him to land on.  And the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle to create the wings.  Just punch one scallop circle and cut it in half – glue one half to each side of the owl.  Ta-da flying owl!  You know this reminds me that one year I made an owl costume for one of the boys.  It was out of felt and for something going on at school.  I wonder if I can find pictures of that – something to add to my to-do list.


Once you are half way through the year – the calendar gets flipped inside out and the last two quarter of the year are there.  Slide out the little holder and put it back in once you do the flip.  I probably should have taken pictures of that part.  Basically its a little piece that keeps the calendar standing up – without it the sides slide it falls flat on your desk.


owl-3rdFor the 3rd quarter I added this little studious owl.  The calendar was after all for a university – and school starts in the fall – I thought it was the perfect choice.  His wings are the wing from the two-step Bird punch ( I already had it out anyway).  The glasses – I think they are cool – first punch out a circle with the little circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, then use the 1/2″ circle punch and line it up in the same spot to punch the ring around the punched out circle.  You aren’t using the little circle that you punched to begin with.  For the book I used the tiny postage stamp from the Itty Bitty Labels Punch pack – and just trimmed it to a rectangle to look like a book.


For the 4th owl – I decided to give him a little hat.  I used the little tree punch from the Merry Mini’s punch pack.  I trimmed off the trunk and then trimmed the sides to make the triangle.  I actually think this one looks like the Tootsie Roll Pop owl from the old commercials – “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?” What do you think?

owl-calendar-4th-qrtrI used the Gold Baker’s Twine on each panel – the bow is tied on one side.  If you wanted you could add a bow to the back side as well but I didn’t to that this time.

I hope you like this fun little seasonal owl calendar!