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Flip Frame Calendar by Nicole Wright – as seen on page 84 of our Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

As seen in our Spring 2016 issue


I’m back to share a project I was inspired by a couple months ago.  Nicole here and you’ll want to check out One Lucky Day’s awesome Flip Frame with 2016 Calendar pages.  I printed off the fun calendar pages and then went to town decorating each month!  Here is my take and tutorial on this fun Flip Frame Calendar.

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I started by cutting 3 ¼”x 5” pieces of chipboard measuring 3/8” in on the sides.  I marked each of the 12 pieces and punched out the holes.

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I measured and cut this gorgeous Heartfelt Creations Everyday Hero paper pack.  I used Crafty Power Tape to adhere all the paper to the chipboard.

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I distressed all the edges with my sanding block then inked with Ranger Distress Ink Ground Espresso.

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To create an aged look for the calendar pieces I stamped Everyday Hero Newsprint stamp with Distress Ink Antique Linen.

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Stamp each calendar piece randomly then I inked the edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.

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For some extra color to tie in the paper I used some tumbled glass distress ink.  Once the pages are ready the fun in decorating can start.

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I mounted some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Sheets on to white cardstock then cut Sizzix Snow Flurries On the Edge die for the snowflakes.  This is where I added Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter and inked.

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Here you can embellish with your stash.  I used some Idea-Ology and Ephemera popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

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Creating each month is so fun.  Digging through my stash I found treasures like this Believe Charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, perfect for November.

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More embellishing including Heartfelt Creations Everyday Hero die, Emerald Creek Charms and Sizzix dies.

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Now you can check out each month with a little more detail, embellishments, techniques and dies.  January and February.

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March and April

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May and June

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July and August

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September and October

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November and December

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At the base of the flip frame calendar I added some crinkle ribbon, Eileen Hull floral dies and some Tattered Pinecone tea roses.

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Because the calendar pages are so dimentional I used a couple of hinge clips to hold the pages back so the month will hang flush with the frame.

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Here you can see how the clips hold the rest of the pages back.

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You can’t even tell the clips are there and each month will be flush with the frame.

I hope you liked my take on Paula Cheney’s Flip Frame Calendar.   I love being inspired and having fun with my stash creating my version of a fun home décor project!  When the year is done you could create a mini album with photos from your 2016 adventures.  No need to get rid of them!



To see more of Nicole’s work visit her blog – Nicole Wright Designs

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  1. Absolutely fantastic! You pay such attention to detail! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Inspiring!

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