The Birthday Wishes collection is one of those collections that just makes me happy! I love the colors, the theme, and I have found it to be perfect for everything from creating scrapbook pages to birthday party decor. Today, I’m sharing a project that was inspired by one of the pieces of patterned paper in the Birthday Wishes collection called Party Day. On the B side of this paper is a calendar that spoke to me and said “make me into a birthday calendar!” And so I listened!
I began by creating the inside pages first. I cut the Party Day paper into 6 sections, with two consecutive months on each piece, by following the printed lines on the paper. I then mounted each piece onto white cardstock. Next, I mounted this piece onto a piece of patterned paper from the Birthday Wishes collection.
I was going to stop with that, but then the idea of using the Birthday Wishes Printed Bags to hold Birthday Cards for each month entered my mind. I then, mounted each of the pieces onto one of the Printed Bags. To decorate each page, I used one of the Birthday Wishes Stamps and either a sticker or die cut from the collection.
Once I had all of the interior pages completed, I created the cover for my Organizer using plain chipboard. I cut the chipboard to 5.5 x 7.5″. This made it slightly larger than the Printed Bags. I then decorated the front chipboard cover with patterned paper, a page from the Journaling and Quote Book, a Button and some twine.
To put the organizer together, I punched holes in the side of each bag, using the first one as a guide for punching the holes in the other bags. I then used one of the bags as a guide to punch holes in the chipboard cover. I then slipped a 1.25″ book ring through each hole and fastened all of the pages and the front and back covers together.
My Birthday Calendar and Card Organizer is now complete and ready for me to add the birthdays of my friends and families. After I finished the organizer, I decided that I wanted to get a head start on birthday cards, so I created a set of 8 quick and easy birthday cards using the Birthday Wishes Cardmaking Paper Pad and Journaling Cards. Stop by my blog to see: Quick and Easy Birthday Cards | Pebbles Birthday Wishes and a fun tool that I used to add a little sparkle and shine to my cards.