DIY: Seasons of Giving Blog Hop: A Simple Stamped Calendar

January 1, 2014

A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love BlogLet’s talk about 2013. It was a phenomenal year filled with milestones and memorable moments.

Tragedy led to action with a very special trip to Newtown, Connecticut.

My very first blogger conference was a blast…and I’m counting down the days until I go again!

We celebrated our one year anniversary with a trip to Europe, where I scoped out tons of great paperies.

We tackled blog photos and bookbinding together!

I hung out with 22 blog readers at the Damask Love Live crafting event in Berkeley, California!

My homegirl Martha helped me deck the halls with boughs of awesome.

I launched my first ever online magazine full of holiday crafts and gift ideas…

and now, I’m closing out the year with another great opportunity. Today, I’m joining up with a ton of other crafty, talented craft bloggers in the Season of Giving Blog Hop.  This is no regular blog hop, people. This is the mother of all blog hops. At each stop along the way, you’ll find projects as well as a chance to win. Each of us is giving away something awesome and you just need to comment to win. Easy and awesome, right?

For my contribution to this blog hop, I’ve got another calendar project for you featuring the Let’s Make a Date stamp set that I released a few weeks ago. (P.S. It’s back in stock – you can order in the sidebar!)

A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love Blog

{1} Stamp each month onto a piece of white cardstock, then cut another piece of cardstock that is slightly larger than the stamped cardstock. Trim each corner of the cardstock as shown.

{2} When you are done, your finished result will be a piece of cardstock that looks like this.

{3} Place the larger piece of cardstock onto a piece of cardstock that has been stamped with your choice of background stamp. Use an X-acto knife to cut a slit at each corner.

{4} Slip your stamped calendar into the slits.

A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love Blog

The finished calendar is bright and simple and just my style. It’s also easy to change out for the new year, since you only need to replace the calendar card inserts.
A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love Blog A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love Blog

A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love Blog A Simple Stamped Calendar | Damask Love Blog


Thank you so much for spending a little time with me on this fun blog hop. Here is a complete list of all those participating so you can keep hopping along!

Lawn Fawn

Reverse Confetti

My Favorite Things Stamps

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Julee Tillman: Verve Stamps

Avocado Arts Stamps

A Jillian Vance Design

Latisha Yoast

Amber Hight

Amber Kemp-Gerstel

Alice Wertz

Debbie Corbari

Vera Wirianta Yates

Lori McAree

Carolyn King

Sharon Harnist

Amy Tsuruta

 Beth Pingry

Becky Oehlers

Angie Blom

Julia Stainton

Sharon Johnson

Michelle Woerner

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Tecler

Daniela Dobson

Savitri Wilder

Theresa Momber

Giovana Smith

Kimberly Crawford

Maria Levine

Colleen Schaan

Lydia Fiedler

Kelly Klapstein

Kim Kesti

Laura Williams

Shanna Vineyard

Jennifer Gallacher

Heather Pulvirenti

Stacey Schafer

Leigh Penner

AJ Otto

Teri Anderson

Julie Overby

Margie Higuchi

Jimmi Mayo

Tenia Nelson

Lee Ann Barrett

Iwona Palamountain

Kim Jackson

Linda Lucas

Sarah Gough

Dina Kowal

Elena Roussakis

Lisa Henke

Jodi Collins

Joanne Basile

Melanie Muenchinger

Darsie Bruno

Libby Hickson

 Dana Joy

 Jody Morrow

Heather Campbell

Savannah O’Gwynn

Lee Murphy

Lisa Arana

Jocelyn Olson

Isha Gupta

Piali Biswas

Ashley Harris

Bunny Vance

Anabelle O’Malley

Andrea Murdock

Stephanie Muzzulin

Alyssa Bennett

Christiana Reuling

Laurel Seabrook

Melody Rupple

Emily Branch

Megan Hoeppner

358 thoughts on “Seasons of Giving Blog Hop: A Simple Stamped Calendar”

  1. Love, love, love your project and something I’d really like to make for my fridge. Really like all three stamp sets that I would put to good use. Thanks for the chance.
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  2. What an incredible hop! You’re always my first read Amber! Fabulous creations as usual and always inspiring!! Have a wonderful new year!!

  3. Oh wow, I didn’t realize you had released THREE sets this year. That’s so neat Amber! Thank so much for the chance to win these lovely sets!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Amber, I kid you not: I was planning my calendar layouts with the same stamps! Great minds think alike. 🙂 This BlogHer has some major heavy hitters in the crafting world (I love me some Teri, Elena & Chupa!). I’m super excited to see what year two on your blog will bring. Happy New Year!

  5. Great calendar! Love the fact that once you’ve got the base constructed, you can easily update it with monthly inserts.

  6. Love this calendar stamp set. It is always hard finding one to do my yearly calendars. That’s for chance to win. Will ve back to visit.

  7. Happy New Year Amber! What a year! Your blog is one of my favorites. Bright colors and clean and elegant design. I wish I had more time for my poor neglected blog. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome stamps. I truly admire your eye for design and look forward to seeing all of your 2014 craftiness!

  8. I love your blog and the attention you pay to detail — you are an amazing crafter! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful stamps and best wishes in 2014.

  9. AWESOME….I hope you have a great new year. Thanks for a year full of awesome projects and capping it of with the chance to win! Love your creative spirit.

  10. I loved your tutorial! The calendar will make excellent gifts for my staff. Have a wonderful and productive 2014!

  11. Happy New Year! I hope to make gifts for fellow co-workers with your awesome stamps. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead with more stamps 🙂

  12. You’ve had a really productive and awesome year. You know I LOVE your blog and appreciate all you teach us. I really do wish you would have one of your “blogging friends” classes in the Chicago area so all of us in the midwest could come.

  13. I had no idea you started an online magazine — off to check it out after commenting here. You had an amazing 2013 and I can’t believe you have been married a year already! Wow

  14. You are amazing, seriously, your talent is over the top! Such a fun calendar project and the clip, gah, I love that clip.

    thank you for sharing your talent, I’m always inspired by you!

    Happy New Year!

  15. Happy New Year Amber. I’ve been following and enjoying your adventures this year. Congrats on all of your wonderful accomplishments!! Thanks for the chance to win your stamp sets.

  16. I love the simple, sweet calendars ideas you’ve posted. You’ve had quite a year. Thanks for taking us along with you!

  17. You always have such fun and inspirational projects. Your blog never disappoints!! Keep up the good work. I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago and now it is a favorite. Thanks for all the time and energy you put in to it to make it so awesome!! Happy New Year!!

  18. My eyes are popping out of my head – this is the biggest Hop, I have ever seen!! So glad you did another calendar, Amber – and it’s fantastic. Thank you, not just for the chance a t a wonderful prize but for all you do, ALL year round! Three cheers for Damask Love…hip hip!!!

  19. Thank you for the opportunity. 🙂

    I’ve browsed a bit through your blog, and you have such amazing pictures. The pictures of paperies are so gorgeous! I instantly wanted to visit them.

  20. great project….didn’t know you had 3 stamps..loved the Joy one and the others too..also such a great bunch of background stamps and a fab idea how to use them…
    Happy New Year!

  21. Love that adorable calendar Amber! I have never made one but may have to try this year. I mean, who couldn’t use a calendar, right?

  22. What a fun calendar project, I’d love to win the stamp sets so I could make this project. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Great idea for making the calendar. I have to try that. It would make great gifts and would be something to fit in my purse. thanks for sharing.

  24. You are so right…this is the mother of all blog hops. I’ve never seen one like this before. Love your calendar project. Thanks for a chance to win!

  25. What an incredible prize! I adore the calendar. It makes a wonderful gift. I wish you a successful and happy 2014!

  26. I’m following you now and WOW! I love your style! Your calendars, the valentine box, and the Martha S. decorate your home project are all fab.u.lous! I look forward to being inspired by you and learning from your blog postings in 2014! Happy New Year! Robin

  27. This is brilliant. Us stampers have needed something like this for a long time. What a great project also. I love making my own calendars and this stamp set is perfect for that.

  28. Amber – Kudos on a great year! Love your blog, you often so much inspiration to give any project a go. Your stamp sets are so great – love the calendar. These would be great to make some “New Year” goodies for my besties. Thank you for a chance to win. Hugs and a Big Happy New Year to you, I know that 2014 will bring more great ideas and inspiration.

  29. I have found so many new blogs on this hop, putting them in my favorites. Now I have lots of new places to go to. Love the cards. Janet

  30. I love you most of all, so you really need to draw my number. Just sayin’! I love your calendar projects and this one is so simple! Totally going onto my project list for this year – to give as “happy gifts” next year! I love it!! (and I’m going to work on projects all through the year to give as gifts – one of my goals for 2014)

  31. Happy New Year!! I discovered your blog this year and love your projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win your stamps.
    Melissa Sibert

  32. oh my! Awesome giveaway, awesome stamp sets too.. congratulations on that.. thanks for the opportunity to be in the draw Amber!

  33. Happy new year! These are so cute. I love the finishing touch of the sparkly bulldog clip. Great giveaway – your stamp sets are awesome, it must be such a buzz to create your own! x

  34. I just subscribed to your blog and read your last 100 entries. Your style and creativity are amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration…

  35. I have never made a calendar but you may have inspired me to make one for my office. These are awesome. Happy New Year!

  36. Amber, I have absolutely enjoyed following you over the years. You are one of the most creative and talented person I have come to know! I was so thrilled with your first online magazine. The calendar you made and the set is FANTASTIC! Thank you for all of the inspiration and tutorials. I’m looking forward to what you have for us in 2014. Here’s to a happy, healthy and crafty New Year!!

  37. Amber! I think what I am enjoying most about this hop is running across artists I have never met before!!! You have such a fun blog!!! Thanks for offering such a generous prize. your calendars are so fun! Happy New Year!

  38. I just love you’re calendar! really nice.
    I adore the Over the edge joy stamp!!!!!! It’s absolutely adorable. Thak you for a chance to win. Happy New Year.

  39. Happy New Year! Love your calendar project. Thanks for sharing and for an opportunity to win some great prizes.

  40. Cute little calendar – I love the chevron backgrounds. Thanks for a chance to win. Now following you with email.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  41. What a great year you have had! Good for you. Thanks for showing us how to make this and thanks for a chance to win your prize.

  42. Discovered your blog just in time to read Toile! Love it & your work! Now following your blog. So much inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone!

  43. What wonderful ideas you have! Definitely getting my inspirational juices flowing. Thanks so much for sharing and for sharing these prizes!

  44. Very nice creation.
    Nice and simple but
    pretty. I’m enjoying
    the great blog hop!
    Thanks for the chance
    to win your prize.
    Carla from Utah

  45. Such a lovely project and what an amazing year! You should be so proud of all the adventures you’ve had and all the goals you’ve accomplished. Hoping 2014 is even better!

  46. Wow! I almost purchased the “Let’s Make a Date” stamp set just the other day so I am really hoping I win! Love your blog!

  47. Amber your style is gracefully beautiful and amazing – I have always admired your work, while it is inspiring, it does make me feel like a stamping slob (lol) On that note, even a stamping slob can do some incredible things with the beautiful stamps that you have created – thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year and continued success and happiness in 2014!

  48. Love your calendar! I had plans to make calendars for my mom, sisters and daughters. However, the number became overwhelming and after getting the supplies around, I put them aside. Yours I can mass produce. Now to get to work…after the hop. 🙂

  49. Everytime I visit your place I am always loving what you are doing….
    Hope you have a great year!!
    I will be back again!
    Jackie P

  50. I absolutely love, love, love all your projects and how you present them. Your ideas are clean and very attractive. thanks for all your work. I appreciate it.

  51. WOW! Congrats on such an accomplished year Ms. Amber! And, your calendar project is da bomb. Have a super day and a great year.

  52. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! LOVE your Project for today and looking forward to all of the AMAZING Inspiration to come in the New Year!! YIPPEE for 2014!! Have a FABULOUS Week!! =)

  53. Happy New Year, what a great way to start it up. The project is great, love how the calendar pages are tucked in for easy replayment. TFS. Great stamps too, love to use them for personal gifts to friends with B-days marked.

  54. Ok… this is the biggest blog hop I have ever seen. Will take days to get through it. Cute calendar… would love to win those stamps.

  55. I am obsessed with Calendar stamps and have been trying to control my obsession….so if I win your set…that is still controlling my obsession….Right? Your work is incredible and really inspiring. Please keep up the awesome work. Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful stuff!

  56. Cute calendars. My husband would freak out about the glitter, but I still use it. hahaha. Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Happy New Year, Amber, and the best to you in 2014! “Riding along” with you throughout 2013 has been so rewarding and inspiring as you always come up with the coolest ideas. These calendars would make such awesome gifts for friends ~ I need to do this!

  58. Wow. What great goodies. This is a great way to start the year off. I’m new and I like your style. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Wow…..thank you for the introduction to your products. I am brand-new to your company. Your projects and stamps are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  60. What an amazing hop, I LOVE your calendar and that glitter clip is so freakin cool!! I’m now following, I think I will love hangin out at some of these amazing new (to me) blogs that I’ve found with this hop! 🙂

  61. Wow! A lot of comments on your blog. I love your designs and I love the sets you are giving away. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks

  62. thanks for the tip on the calendar where you show how to make the slits, also thanks for the chance to win
    upnurse at aol dot com

  63. I just discovered your website last month. I thoroughly enjoy your project and ideas. I can’t wait to try a calendar project using your stamp set. Enjoy the New Year!

  64. Thanks for the giveaway. Your projects are so cute and nicely explained in your tutorials. Thanks for the inspirations and Happy New Year! 🙂

  65. Love your website/blog and all of your projects! Such a great calendar idea—love! Best of luck for the New Year…and, thanks for participating in the Hop!

  66. I’ve just discovered your blog: it’s just amazing! Love it and all your tutorials. Thanks a lot for that , many blessings

  67. Amber you are a true inspiration. I love almost everything you post and your blog and tutorials are immaculate. I have never seen a serious blogger til I came across you from my love of Clear and Simple Stamps. Thanks for the giveaway but you my dear are the true gift to us all.


  68. Happy 2014, Amber! My sister and I were sooooo happy to take part in your first Damask Love Live. Hoping there are more opportunities to learn from you in 2014.

  69. Amber…I love your date stamps!!! Your project is great! I wanna make some calendars now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  70. I don’t know how you keep coming up with these amazing projects! I’m so glad your calendar stamp set is back in stock. I just ordered it. I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can try making your projects. Happy New Year!

  71. Happy New Year! Love, love the Save the date stamp set. Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous prize package. Wishing you all the best in 2014.

  72. This is my first time here and I LOVE IT. The blog is beautiful and your creativity is as well. I love the shaving cream idea. Thanks for your generosity.

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