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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Video Tutorial: How to make a Flip-Top Calendar with Silhouette Studio

{ UPDATE (12/29/15): The calendars for 2016 are here! Click HERE to get it! }

{ UPDATE (12/26/14): The calendar for 2015 is here! Click HERE to get it! } 
{ UPDATE (12/24/13): The calendar for 2014 is here! Click HERE to get it! }

  • Calendar template (free download HERE or at THIS LINK)
  • Pandarama Calendar graphics (from Lettering Delights HERE) {click HERE for the 2014 Hip Hip Hooray Everyday calendar}{click HERE for the 2016 calendars}
  • 3 sheets letter-size cardstock in white (I used Georgia Pacific White cardstock.)
  • 1 sheet heavy cardstock (I used Stampin' Up)
  • Binding tool and wire (I used a Cinch with 3/4 " Bind-it-all wire but if you don't have a binding tool, you could probably use book rings.)
  • A paper trimmer
  • Silhouette Studio program (regular/free edition)


Open the calendar template in Silhouette Studio.

Drag-and-Drop the Pandarama Calendar graphics onto the virtual mat and into the template.

Print the calendar. (The 3rd page is not shown in the picture below but I filled the page with the front cover image for the calendar.)

Trim along the printed lines with your paper trimmer. Set the pages aside.

To make the stand for the calendar, use a sheet of cardstock that is of a heavier weight than the cardstock used for the calendar pages. Cut a strip that is 2.75" x 11". Make a score line down the center (or at the 5.5" mark).

Turn the paper over and score 0.5" to the RIGHT of the center and 0.5" to the LEFT (or at the 5" and 6" marks). Using the middle score line, fold the paper over once.

Following the instructions of the binding tool, punch holes and bind the pages together.

If you do not have a binding tool, you can assemble the calendar by using book rings.

When the binding is done, just fold the backing at the previously scored lines to complete the project.

Excluding the binding wire, the finished size of the calendar is only about 2.75" x 5". It's really cute!

I had a blast making these for my kids and I hope that you'll have fun making some too.

Here's the YouTube video tutorial for this project:


  1. OMG..THANK you for the Tut. I am making these today for my grandchildren. LOVE IT. THANK YOU JIN

  2. Thank you so much for the Tutorial! These are SO cute! Making lots of these today for my friends! Thanks again

  3. This is a really cute project. When I downloaded the free calendar template and opened it in Studio, I only have the outline of the image without the top space, middle space, and bottom space. Could you tell me what the measurements should be so I can fix the image. Thanks so much for sharing,

    jkraftchick at triad dot rr dot com

  4. Jin: Thank you for another great, easy-to-do and fun project. Just made several to share with my friends!