Friday, August 19, 2011

{Birthdays & Anniversaries...on a Ring}

Hello there! Here's a little something I whipped up last Sunday afternoon and I love how it turned out. Now I have all the monthly big events in one place and at-a-glance.
These are super easy to make and take maybe 45 minutes...at the most? 

You need: 
scrap cardboard (old food boxes)
die cut of your choice
scrapbook paper
cardstock
adhesive
ink and sponge (if you want to distress)
book ring

I went to my handy-dandy recycling bin and pulled out some large Apple Jacks boxes to be my free "chipboard". I cut them into 5"x5" squares to accomodate my Sizzix Stampin' Up Scallop Square Die, totaling 12. Then I cut coordinating scrapbook papers from my stash and glued those on the squares with glue stick.  I ran them through my Cuttlebug to get the scallop squares, then punched a hole in the corner of each with my Crop-a-Dile.
 I typed up a cover page and a page for each month that fits perfectly on the scallop square. Thscalloped square measures about 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", so if you have something similar, the month pages I made should work fine for you, too. You can download the pages I used over here: Master Monthly Birthday Printable .  
I printed those onto cardstock, distressed everything with chestnut brown ink, and adhered everything together. I added a book ring and a few pieces of ribbon from my scrap jar and voila! Super cuteness, no?
I have written the person's name and their date (in order) on the lines, and this is small enough that I can keep it at my "command station" for easy access without taking up space.
If you want to make your own and have any questions, please shoot me an email or comment and I'm happy to help.  
Have a great day!
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3 comments:

  1. Wow, how cute! You are one organized lady. :) I can see this being a great addition to my house since I'm always missing relatives birthdays!

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  2. Now this is a great idea and easy enough for a not so great crafter (and I use that term VERY loosely) like myself. I don't have a cuttlebug, or a sizzling stamper, or any of the other stuff you mentioned. BUt i do have cereal boxes and card stock! LOL

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  3. Patti...that's fine! :) You can just cut your things to size, grab a glue stick, and your good-to-go!

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