Saturday, April 2, 2011

Perpetual Birthday Calenders

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Today I have a perpetual birthday calender to share.  I told you all about the PTA President asking me to design some items for our school's auction.  I made the "Mom, I'm bored" jar already.  I also made an Everyday card set and a set of 12 note cards for the auction.


 


 Here is the first set using Heidi Grace (baby girl) paper.  All the little pink birds are velvet!! :)
Please click on the images to see them in more detail.


Here is the second calender: it's using Cloud 9 Designs ( Sparkle Celebration dots and Sparkle Cinnamon Burst). Again, feel free to click on the pictures to see more detail.

Okay, let's get this post more interesting!!!
Here is a link for you to download my PDF of the calender pages:

I cut all the month slips to 3 1/2" by 10".  The pattern paper is cut to 4" x 11 3/4" and the covers are cut to 4 1/2" x 12".  I used my Zutter Bind-it-All to bind the top of the calender.  

I made the hanger with a 1/4" dowel and a couple of rubber caps.  I put a hole in the end of the cap and laced a hanger and knotted it and tucked it inside the cap.  

Now to change the calender page, all you have to do is uncap the dowel and pull it out, flip the page and re-insert the dowel and cap.

I love this calender!! If you are like me, I like to make cards to all my family members (birthdays, anniversaries etc.) and this is a wonderful way to keep all that info in one place without having to transfer them to a new calender every year. :)

6 comments:

Georgiana said...

You always have the neatest projects. WHEN do you find the time?!?!

Georgiana

Celeste B. said...

I like this calendar better than my idea!!!!! I think I need to get a Bind-it-All!!! I'm going to make these for some of the ladies that I visit with. You always have the most creative ideas! Where do you come up with them? You're amazing, TFS!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Cheryl,

I love these calendars!!! :) I had one, can't find mine, and keep thinking that I should make one...now I will! Thanks so much for the details and for sharing your calendar pages with us!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super idea! Perfect for a gift!

Craft Junkie Too said...

Love it Cheryl -- your projects amaze me all of the time. :)
Tracy

Anonymous said...

Great project! Love the great way to keep track of everyone's birthday! Deb
debihilterbrand@gmail.com