Monday, May 18, 2009

Birthday Card Organizer

So I have been playing around with another one of Lauren Meader's My Timeless Templates. This time around it is her All Boxed Up template. I had planned on making 8 cards, following the circle design on the front, and adding corresponding envelopes. However, I was a little disappointed to discover that none of my envelopes fit inside the holders. So I had to decide what to do instead. I decided to still include the four cards I had already made on the left hand side, and then I decided to make a Birthday organizer to go on the right hand side.

I printed off a calender for each month that has room to write down birthdays and anniversaries beside each number. I then cut and mounted onto Basic Grey cardstock to match the All Boxed Up template. I then hole punched the tops of each calendar and hooked them together with binder rings. Now, whoever uses this can flip month by month to be reminded them who's birthday or anniversary it coming up. No more reasons for forgetting.

I included four cards that can be used for birthdays, but you could also use the left hand side as a place to keep preprinted address labels and stamps. That way you have everything where you need it come time to send out the cards.
Stamps: PTI's Mega Mixed Messages;
Paper: SU Basic Grey; PTI Raspberry Fizz; SU Whisper White; DSP BoBunny 'Sweet Summer Sayins'; DSP BoBunny 'Sweet Summer Plaid'; DSP DoodleBug Desgin Inc 'Lovely Lime Grid'; DSP Flair Design Inc 'A Lotta Colada'
Ink: SU Pink Passion; SU Bashful Blue; SU Certainly Celery; SU Only Orange; SU Basic Grey
Accessories: Ribbon; SU 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle punches; Binder Clips


  1. Love the address book idea in a card pack. A great gift idea.

  2. This will make a great gift. The colors are great. What a great idea to add a calendar along with the cards in the box. I will deffinitely check out My Timeless Templates. Where did you get the calendar? TFS on SCS