Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to roll out our Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial.  Remember”April Showers Bring May Flowers? The  April  desk calendar was all about rain showers. This May calendar is all about living life in full bloom.  How perfect is that?

Authentique April Easel Card Calendar Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Each calendar in the series follows the same basic design template.  The May folio measures 6″ x 6″ .  If you are new to the blog and want to check out the January-April calendar tutorials, click HERE. Even if you haven’t been following along with these monthly desk calendars, you might want to consider making this one.  It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Learn how to add all this wonderful dimension and color to your desk calendar in the video tutorial below.  It’s broken down into easy to follow steps.  First we will build the easel style folio base.  Next we will create the hidden pocket panel inside the folio.  Then we will create a quick and easy pocket that doubles as the stopper for the easel card.  Next, learn how to make all the cute inserts for that pocket  Finally, we will decorate  the calendar front with bows and flowers.

Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at all the goodies tucked inside the folio.

And here’s the cute folio tucked inside the hidden pocket.

If you’re ready to start creating this great project, just click play and we’ll tackle the job together.

I hope you have as much fun making this month’s desk calendar as I did designing it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial

  1. Sara Barker

    Loved watching your video, Kathy! This is gorgeous and what a wonderful way to celebrate the month of May!

  2. Charlotte

    I love so much what you’ve done with this calendar collection…I bought a paper pad. Thank you stimulus check. Thank you Kathy ♥️

  3. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    This is such a beautiful card with all the flower clusters and buttons and the paper is so perfect for Mother’s Day! Thanks again for the inspiration, sweet Kathy!!!

  4. MaryH

    Another spectacular card, Kathy. Love that it has a calendar and what a way to celebrate our mothers! You chose such endearing, charming pictures to remind us of this celebration. As always your creation(s) brings a smile to my heart and a tug to my heart (remembering the joy of my Mom). Thanks for making this day special and happy!

  5. soozyb2013

    Beautiful calendar for May. Love the birds nest. I do like vintage papers. All your little tucks and tags. Really nice Kathy. I am off to watch the video now. Enjoy your day.


    Another gorgeous addition to your Monthly Calendar Desk Addition!! So, so pretty for Mothers’ Day – love it Kathy!!!

  7. Susan Steele

    Oh this May easel card, I’m partial too! It’s beautiful! Luv all your little inside tucks …especially the little girl kissing her mother …so sweet! These are all adorable images and with all your flower embellishments and bows! Luv this one too! Thanks for sharing your tutorial …Steve McQueen and glue boogers and all …Lol! I’m still giggling! Hugs, Suzy Q

  8. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a beautiful desk calendar! The colors are so soft and lovely. I love the sweet images, especially the one with the little girl kissing her Mom’s cheek. That ribbon and those Little Birdie flowers are so perfect with that paper and I really like the “May” easel stop. You do such clever things with your cards, it’s always a joy to see. Going now to watch the video! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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