Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial

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

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial: Bibbety Bobbity Boo!

Hello, Friends!  My calendar tells me it’s time to get our Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial published.  So “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!” here you go!  If you’re new to my blog, this has been a year long series using Authentique Paper’s Calendar Collection.  Each month we create a decorative desk calendar that also functions as a memory keeping system.  All the calendars measure 6″ x 6″ and feature an easel style design.  The interior houses mini folios and a hidden pull out folio.  Many of you have told me you are making these as Christmas gifts for family members.  Some of you are using the basic folio design with other paper collections and giving the finished product as a birthday present.  I think both ideas are fabulous!

The Spooktacular October Calendar Collection

Every month, I say, “This month is my favorite.”  That’s how you know this is a great collection, right?  But I really do love these “too cute to spook” October patterns, colors and images, don’t you?

I found some adorable owl buttons in my stash.  My sweet husband, who is always on the lookout for unique embellishments for me, picked these up for me some time ago.  They make the perfect embellishment for the pull out folio.

We change up the design of the pull out folio this month.  Add a pocket and some mini folios to create even more room for photos.  What do you think?

Then we have these adorable silhouette images.  And I found ribbon in my stash that makes me think of candy corn.  How fun is that?

So if you’re ready to get going on your October Desk Calendar, please join me in this YouTube video and we’ll create it together.

If you’d like to find the first 9 folio tutorials, please click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Wow.  Ten months down and just 2 months left to go….and let me tell you…the best is yet to be!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




12 thoughts on “Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    You certainly have your creative juices flowing since your return from R&R! This is captivating and more than a little compelling. For me you always reach the essence of some long forgotten memory. This design is no exception. The kid’s faces on the paper selected for this project remind me of my youthful escapades with the older neighborhood kids sitting around a smudge pot with them regaling us with horror stories – I’m sure we youngsters looked just like these kids!
    Kathy, as usual this work of art is so inspirational and is a definite must-see for all your peeps.

  2. Anne R

    Well, I can definitely say it – this is my favourite! I just love all the details you incorporate into your wonderful designs and that little pull out is just fabulous! Love this so much!

  3. Anita Houston

    Your designs always blow me away as you incorporate so many details…eye candy! LOVE the calendar design of course, but then the pull outs are such a bonus. Fabulous fabulous.

  4. Gail Scott

    Love love – what can I say???? I so run out of fantastic words to describe your work Kathy when I hop on over to peek to see what’s up! I always know I am going to be in awe – like today! Have a Happy Halloween – Bittity Bobbity Boo!! Love it!

  5. Dottie in CT

    Hi Kathy,
    This is just fantastic. I have the original kit but decided to do these as well. You are so talented.
    I have a question on the link “embellies from my stash”. This took me to paper from Is this what you meant?

  6. Helen Budz

    Delightful, next calendar for this project, Kathy. October is my favorite month of the year so this one is special to me. The images in this month’s Authentique papers is perfect for Halloween–always a fun time for me (the child within never stops celebrating). Your decorative buttons are always a special touch so I’ll be searching for something fun to use as well. tfs-Hugs. Stay well.

  7. Susan Steele

    Sooo adorable Kathy! Yes … each one is a favorite! Luv these Authentique papers too! Luv all your details in your cards …sweet …inside and out! Can’t wait for the next two! Hugs , Suzy Q


    Kathy – this calendar has to be one of my favorites – I love all the bright colors, embellishments and the owl button is right on – good job hubbie!!!!!

  9. Priscilla Hughs

    How I love Authentique’s collections! You create amazing cards with them, and your viewers love them all! I also see so many possible projects using leftovers from various collections. My mind is just clicking along as I watch you put these together! Kudos once again Kathy!

  10. Gena L Krannig

    OMG, Kathy! Don’t know where to begin. I was waiting for something spectacular for this month and sure enough you went beyond that! This calendar is so wonderful. I love the sweet images of the little kids Every element is just perfect and oh that darling owl button. What a find your hubby made! And yes if that ribbon doesn’t say candy corn I don’t know what does. LOL And that row of pumpkins also reminds me of the little candy pumpkins as well. You have made Authentique proud with your project designs. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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