Hi! poki04 here with a cute little book I have done many times as gifts for family and friends, but this time I did it as a hybrid project. With lots of family and friends, we all need a place to record special days … like birthdays … in a permanent place. (if you write the dates on a calendar, they’ll be gone next year!) This little book has a pullout page for each month of the year, to record all those special birthdays!
I used a lovely kit from Quirky Twerp called MISSING YOU to create the digital art pieces for the book.
Cover art piece was designed as 6″ x 3″ card and printed on white cardstock.
Monthly pocket page tags are designed at 4″ x 3″ cards – one for each month. Here’s April (they all look alike except for month names)
Inside each pocket page is a removeable tag that is 5 1/2″ x 2 7/8″. The month name on each of these tags extends outside the pocket when it is inserted into the pocket. After creating the art work, I inserted each art piece into a shape (rectangle) in Microsoft Word. For these list tags I added lines on a top layer in Word to list family and friends birthdays! Here’s the April list tag (without the lines)
- Chipboard (2 pieces) 6 ½” x 3 ½”
- Binding ring size 1” (and Zutter binder to cut holes and install ring)
- Cardstock (aqua) – book plates (2 for inside covers) 6 ½” x 3 ½”, Pockets – 12 pieces of cardstock
7” x 5” (folded to create the pockets)
- white cardstock – Georgia pacific (to print cover art, month tags and lists)
- HP Brochure paper -(to print digital paper for book covers)
- Sheer ribbon – 1 yard
- Eyelets – 1/4″ wide top (2 pieces)
1. Cover the chipboard with digital papers ( 7 ½ x 4 ½” printed on brochure paper). Cover overlap on inside of covers with aqua cardstock. Add cover art work centered on the cover. Set aside.
2. Score the aqua pocket cardstock on the 7” side at 1 ¾” and 5”. Fold and adhere edges to make a pocket. (Do not adhere end of the pocket.) Adhere the Month tag art to each pocket folder. Here’s a photo of a completed pocket.
3. I used a Zutter binder to cut holes in the covers and folders, then bound them with the 1” binding ring.
4. I used a Cropadile to cut holes and installed the eyelets.
5. Insert the month lists into the pockets.
Hope you enjoyed this project, and will be inspired to create a Birthday List Jounal too! Happy scrapping!
Other Articles by poki04:
- "Family and Friends" mini pocket book - September 29th, 2014
- It's SPRING and almost Easter! - April 18th, 2014
- It's almost BIRTHDAY TIME in my family! - February 21st, 2014
- Fussy cutting project ... long time coming! - January 31st, 2014
- Christmas Card keeper - December 2013 - December 20th, 2013