Authentique December Desk Calendar Tutorial

December Desk Calendar Tutorial Authentique Calendar Collection by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique December Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for your Authentique December Desk Calendar Tutorial?  This is the 12th and final in this year-long series.  And as I say every month…this one is my favorite!  Just look at that handsome Santa on the cover!  It’s impossible to look at him without smiling!

Like the other 11 calendars in the series, this one measures 6″ x 6″.  I did make some small alterations to the mini folios tucked inside, but other than that, it’s business as usual.  Don’t you just love this color palette for Christmas?

And how about this adorable Rudolph button on the pull out folio tab?  He cracks me up! With Rudolf along for the ride, Santa will reach his destination safely– even if it’s a foggy night,  Phew!

Here’s a peek inside the pull out folio.  These images are just too darling for words!

And just look at all the goodies stuffed inside this little folio!  Plenty of room for holiday photos and journaling here!

Authentique December Desk Calendar Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to get your craft on, I’ve prepared a quick and easy video tour and tutorial for you.


If you’re new to this series, you can find all the previous video tutorials in my YouTube Authentique Play List.  (There are ton of other great video tutorials there, too!)

I’m a bit sad to see this series come to an end.  It’s been so much fun to share these monthly calendar tutorials with you during 2020.  Many of you have contacted me to let me know that you are making the entire series as a holiday gift.  Others have adapted the design to use with other paper collections as birthday cards.  What a great idea!

I don’t know what Authentique has planned for 2021.  I’ve  heard a rumor that there’s a new calendar collection in the works.  If so, I’ll come up with a new series for the New Year.  Would you like that?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

You’ll find  a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Authentique December Desk Calendar Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Your calendars are the gift that makes each of us look forward to the days ahead! They are a beautiful Celebration of the possibilities of what each new day can be. Yes please keep designing a new series as these are a treat for your eyes and soul. Thanks Kathy for all the joy you have given, especially this year – we all need a dose of joy, cheer, peace and love!

  2. Rosemary Sokolowski

    Kathy, I so enjoyed making each one of the desk calendars. I loved them all and still can’t decide if I want to give them as gifts or keep the entire set for myself and display each month. Thank you for doing a video with each one. I know it takes a lot of your time but it is well appreciated. I look forward to seeing all your creations including a 2021 calendar series if possible.
    Stay safe!

  3. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! To another sweet desk calendar …December sure doesn’t disappoint! Just beautiful inside and out and yes… they are all my favorites too!!! Each and every one is a treasure of an easel card! Thank you Kathy and yes to your question for next years thought if there is another Authentique calendar collection! You never disappoint us! Be safe, stay well …hugs, Suzy Q


    Perfect ending to a year of wonderful desk calendars, Kathy!! I absolutely love each one of the calendars – just gorgeous work on them all – thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent!!

  5. soozyb2013

    Love December calendar! All the details are superb! I do love vintagey ephemera and Santa doesn’t disappoint. Stay safe and big hugs from Victoria, BC

  6. Claire Gagne

    Love it Kathy. The reindeer button is different. Love all the calendars. Is this something you make every year? You are such an inspiration to me and I learn a lot from your videos. Be safe & TYFS

  7. Gena L Krannig

    OH Kathy, this calendar is absolutely fantastic! I’ve been looking forward to December because I knew you would create something spectacular and sure enough you did! That jolly Santa is really lovable and the bells, buttons and bows make this calendar so joyful! The children images are darling and the reindeer button is so clever and cute! You have created such magic and beauty with all of these Authentique calendars throughout the year. Thank you for sharing them with us! Your lovely projects have been a much needed relief during this trying time in all our lives. Hugs!

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