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Calendar Cube

I have a wonderful project to share with you today.  I designed this calendar cube project specifically for the Pion Design Team so you can find the manual template and tutorial for it on the Pion Design blog here.  Download the WPC cutting file here.  The SVG cutting file can be found here.  The cube measures 3 1/4″ square and has 12 slots, 3 on each side, for each month of the year.  Small shelves inside the cube are positioned to support the calendar inserts.  The cube is decorated with the new Shoreline Treasures blue papers from Pion Design.  Each of the monthly inserts has a calendar on one side, and a gorgeous maritime vintage image from this collection on the other side.  When positioned on the top of the cube, both sides are visible.  I think this would make an excellent handmade gift and one that would be treasured.  Although it was designed to function as a unique calendar, you could also use it for recipes, photos, Bible verses, schedules, etc.

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The inserts were made using a Spellbinders die made longer than the insert to stop the insert at the edge of the slot when inserted.  Here is a photo of the cube without decoration:

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9 Responses to Calendar Cube

  1. Valou ALLARD says:

    Fabulous calendar!!! I love it! have you a pdf file please? thank you very much. xxx

    valou250809@skynet.be

    • TarasStudio says:

      Hello,
      The template and instructions for this calendar cube can be found on the Pion Design blog at http://blog.piondesign.se/calendar-cube/
      Is this what you’re needing, or are you needing the monthly calendar PDF? If you are needing the monthly calendar PDF, let me know and I’ll make it available. Thanks!

  2. this looks absolutely gorgeous can you describe how you put the month on the top of the box everything else is explained except that. thank you for sharing a fantastic design

    • TarasStudio says:

      Hi Julie, I made two small chipboard rectangular support boxes each measuring 1/4″ height x 1/4″ width x 2″ length. I then covered these little chipboard boxes with decorative paper and glued them very close together on the top leaving just a small space between them to insert the cards. The calendar cards can then be sandwiched/inserted between those 2 boxes and this is what holds the calendar cards up. The little support boxes are actually hidden by all the flowers and ribbon. Thank you very much for your comment – I hope I explained this OK.

  3. Maryann Laursen says:

    It is soooooo beautiful and is definitely a piece of outstanding artwork, that´s for sure. I´m totally blown away with the beauty in it. I too would like to know, how you fastened the month tabs on the top here, as it´s not mentioned in the descriptions anywhere?

    • TarasStudio says:

      Hi Maryann, Thank you for your nice comments – you are always so gracious to leave sweet comments! I made two small chipboard rectangular support boxes each measuring 1/4″ height x 1/4″ width x 2″ length. I then covered these little chipboard boxes with decorative paper and glued them very close together on the top leaving just a small space to insert the cards between them. The calendar cards can then be sandwiched/inserted between those 2 boxes and this is what holds the calendar cards up. The little support boxes are actually hidden by all the flowers and ribbon. Thank you again Maryann!

      • Maryann Laursen says:

        Oh thank you so much for this Tara, and yes thanks it explains it very clear indeed, and I should have thought of that, but just couldn´t see it, at that moment, so I really apreciate, that you take the time to answer my question here.
        And also thanks for your nice words, but it´s very easy to be nice, when you love everything you see right, and I really do love everything I see here, you´re just making sooo many amazing projects just the way I would, if I had the time AND the skills to think them out. You ARE a very talented girl, and I love your work, just regret I didn´t find your blog much much earlier ha ha ha ha. Have a wonderful day and thanks sooo much again.

  4. Paula Gale says:

    wow! this is so clever – i’ve never seen anything like this before – I love coming to see your projects as they are always so original, always with lovely papers from Pion Designs. I also love your use of pearls – I often wonder how many you must get through each week! I liked this paper collection when you previewed it recently – I love anything associated with the sea!

    best wishes
    Paula x x x

  5. Diane Shull says:

    This is such an Amazing Calendar. This is a project that I would like to try. Thanks so much for sharing it and inspiring us.

    Hugs
    Diane