Friday, January 1, 2010

Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Hi Stampers!


I want to share a birthday/anniversary calendar with you. This calendar has a pocket for each month where you can keep your cards. (Just trying to get everyone organized for the new year) This is VERY easy to make. It uses 6 full sheets of Designer Series Paper...of your choice. I used Night and Day. I love the elegance of black and white.

To make this calendar, I used the cardboard liner at the back of the designer paper package, cutting two pieces of 8x6 and covering it with cardstock.

I used the scallop square die in the Big Shot to cut the Whisper White card stock after stamping it with the Bella Toile background stamp. This makes the front and back covers of the calendar.

Next are the pocket pages. Start by scoring the 12x12 designer paper at 4" and fold up. Score at 6" and fold in half backwards... that that the "pocket" is to the outside. Do this on all six sheets of paper. Put in the order desired. I used a Zutter Bind-It-All to perforate and bind the pages together.

Tabs for the months can be made by using the Round Tab punch. HELPFUL HINT: Put the tabs in place before adhering calendar to avoid the tabs covering any part of the calendar. The .pdf file for the calendar was found on Splitcoaststampers website here along with the basic instructions to make this calendar.

Enjoy!! Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin' in 2010!


  1. Gracie and I love ths project! So elegant, beautiful and so useful. Going to have the Elite Stampers make this one. Thank you for a great inspirational project.~Gayla

  2. Been wanting to make these for ages, but your's has re-inspired me. Thank you for such clear instructions. Now have to get up some card designs to fill it too.

  3. This is EXACTLY what I had hoped to find! Thank you so much for sahring, it looks fabulous!!!

  4. How big of a sprial thingy did you use for this project?