Back to School with Sweet Stamp Shop and Petaloo

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo


Please note we updated this post with some directions for you on how to make this cute little project!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long and our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

Today Design Team Member Char Dobson created this desktop calendar that is perfect for any teacher gift. Char used Cardinal cardstock that matches the Petaloo flowers and the Sweet Stamp Shop Against the Grain stamp set.  Don’t be afraid to stamp on that colored cardstock!!! Everyone needs a large woodgrain stamp, don’t you think?

Here are a few more shots for you…See how Char added a little Graphic 45 Signature Series Cardstock along the bottom?

See you tomorrow!

Want to make this for yourself?  Here’s the basic instructions for the calendar – if you have ever made an easel card; it is the same idea.

Cut a piece of Core’dinations cardstock 6″ x 12″ and fold in half. Then fold one end towards the center. This is the easel base. Cut a Core’dinations cardstock mat at 6″ x 4″ and a decorative piece for stamping or embossing at 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Embellish as desired. Adhere mat to the long piece of cardstock that was folded in so that the bottoms line up (refer to first photo in the blog post if you’re not sure about this). The tiny piece I have under the sticky note pad is 6″ x 1″, and I got the printable calendar pages here:×1024.jpg


72 Responses to “Back to School with Sweet Stamp Shop and Petaloo”
  1. Misty B. says:

    such a great little calendar!

  2. MaryLouH says:

    Love the note holder. I’m getting ready to use come core’dinations paper for a fall project. Love to use it.

  3. Kerry says:

    Love the calendar. what a great gift

  4. maida says:

    What a wonderful easel project. I love that it turns into a notepad & calender.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  5. sharon gullikson says:

    What a very cool idea! I love it. Maybe I’ll make some of these as gifts…
    The first day of school was hectic, but I tried to make it run smoothly. Not very successfully, I guess.

  6. Linda R. says:

    Great notepad!

  7. shartl says:

    Oh, I absolutely LOVE Post-its, so this is a great idea! Fun and cute, and practical too! the first day of school for me was always so exciting! New clothes, new backpack, and seeing my friends again!

  8. karenladd says:

    I love these notepad ideas and plan to whip up a few myself for gifts! They would be great for stocking stuffers or just to tuck into my purse! I always loved having a new notebook on my first day of school so this is right in line with that!

  9. I am glad i remembered to check in here today, this is a neat way to have a calender, gonna bookmark and give it a try,

  10. Meechelle says:

    This is so cool! Love that it has the calendar with the post-it notes.

  11. Dorina D says:

    Such a fun project and so clever combining the postit notes with the calendar and using all 3 companies projects. Love the practicality of this project and that it can be used for anyone.

  12. Mary-Anne V. says:

    This is an awesome project because it combines both a calendar and post it note holder…love it!

  13. Chelsea says:

    So pretty! That would make a fantastic little Christmas gift to give to friends and family. I really like the colours chosen.

  14. M Willert says:

    Really nifty idea! gret for work desktop or a gift!

  15. Alice Carman says:

    Project like these wish I was the precipitant. Great use of all 3 companies. Love it!

  16. Christina says:

    Great calendar, have to make one to myself.

  17. Judy Estrada says:

    This is an awesome looking calendar! Cute, cute, cute!

  18. This is such a cool idea! I’m definitely inspired to try to create my own! Thanks so much for the idea!

  19. DIANA L. says:

    I will definately be making some of these also. I just love that the overall fliers math the paper I will need to get some of those.

  20. Rebecca W says:

    Fantastic notepad holder- beautiful piece for a teacher or secretary!

  21. DebL says:

    What an awesome teacher or coworker gift!

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Great project! Makes a terrific gift!

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