Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mojo Monday 263 for Birthday Organizer- January - May

I used this week's Mojo Monday 263 sketch to make the cover of a Birthday Organizer. It's made from 6" x 9" envelopes and is designed to hold birthday or other cards for each month. They are covered with Close To My Heart papers and blank event calendars I printed from today's new release at Clearly iStamp - Calendar Rectangle. The dates for each month have lines that are used to write the names of people having birthdays, anniversaries, or other occassions for sending cards or remembrance. I printed half of each calendar for each month and added monthly digi pictures from Calendar Minis, also a new release today. I put dates 1-15 and 16-29, -30, or -31 on opposite pages. I made this in one evening and I'm showing all of the pages here.

Here is the cover and the Mojo Monday Sketch I used to make it:

The cover is made using the Avonlea paper pack and canvas stickers. The chocolate medallion was cut from Cricut Artiste using Accent 4 for the #1 key at 3.5" The Avonlea White circle was punched at 2.5." The rest of the embellishments were ribbon or canvas stickers.
Here's a look at the pages for each month. I used one sheet of designer paper for each month, cutting it at 8", then 5.5" for each side. The Calendar Mini picture was added to the top of the 1-15 dates and to the bottom of the facing page of dates. I cut out the printed dates and lines at 4" wide and lengths varied with the image used.



Because there are so many photos, I'm posting the rest in the next blog post. I think you get the idea, but please check out the rest if you're wondering about the paper or images used. I did put the last half of December on an envelope with the flap facing in. That gives two envelopes for December for extra cards to be sent.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:
Mojo Monday 263 - sketch
The Crafty Blogger's Network - October - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge #8 - anything Goes
Craft My Life Challenge #2 - Anything but a card/layout



Sandi said...

How clever this birthday organizer!
Thanks for playing with us this week at Through The Craft Room Door(TTCRD)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Vicki this is totally amazing. I can't remember seeing this in our forum. It is truly beautiful and I want to make one like this now as well. Thanks for sharing.

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh this is so gorgeous, you can see all the love and care that has gone into making it :-) I would love to feature your organiser on my showcase, I will return to let you know when your project is on my spotlight post :-) Thank you so much for joining my all crafts challenge, and please feel free to enter again, I love your work! Elaine at Craft My Life-xxx-

Suzie's Card Den said...

This really is stunning, what a lot of work.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Suzie xx

sparklingblackrose said...

You are featured :-) Elaine-xxx- http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/featured-crafters-from-my-all-crafts_9.html