When December's kit came in the mail I was both excited and a little disappointed too. Why both? Well, I loved that the kit was a calendar and I love the stamp set that came with it. The ribbon is beautiful! But, I wasn't really very thrilled with a calendar that you hang on the wall, or cubicle or whatever you'd hang it on.
So, I made mine into a desktop calendar!
The base of the calendar stand is a piece of card stock measuring 4-1/4" by 11". Fold in half just like you are making a card. You also need a piece of card stock measuring 4-1/4" by 4". Score along the 4" side at 1", 2" and 3". Fold it so that it looks a bit like an "M" and attach tear & tape to the 2 outside edges. These you will attach to the bottom of the folded base once you have stamped whatever you'd like onto it. I used the Buffalo Check background stamp on mine. I simply love buffalo checks!
Decorate your calendar pages as you desire. (I used the new Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch to decorate mine.) Make sure all your calendar pages are in the correct order and then line it up on the front of your calendar base. Mark where the holes are, and use a hole-punch to punch them out on the front. Thread the ribbon through all the holes and tie on the front.
And, voila! You have a cute desktop calendar.