Hi Doodlebug friends! It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing my take on the Calendar Challenge you've been following for a while here on the blog! I have to admit, this one really stumped me - trying to come up with something unique with the same products my fellow design team members were using. But this is what I settled on: a Birthday Card Organizer! I'm always looking for ways to stay organized, and this is an area where I truly fall short. No matter how many cards I make, it seems I'm always scrambling to find just the right birthday cards for friends and family members...hopefully that will be a thing of the past after this project is complete!
The idea is that each month has it's own file/pocket/envelope thingy. Yes, that's what you call it when you can't land on ONE name. ;) And I'll be able to slip the birthday cards into the pocket way before the birthday...a special card made with a certain somebody in mind! Then, when it's time for the celebration, the perfect card will be ready!
I love the feel of the calendar pages for this project! In addition, I gathered a few additional cute doodlebug products and I modified a silhouette cut file to come up with this design.
Here's how it all goes together:
First, I cut the file/pocket/envelope thingy from one of the cute calendar papers and assembled it:
Next, I used a scrap from the paper to cut this tag shape. I wanted to add a month sticker to each tag. Since some of the months are too long to fit on the tag, I opted to abbreviate. I punched a hole and tied chunky twine through the top
I added it to the front of the bag. At the top of each file/pocket/envelope thingy, I added a circle of patterned paper and punched a hole through the center.
The next step was to embellish the tag a bit - either on top or behind.
Next, I used a word document to create a text box and added names of birthday people for each month. I printed it out on regular paper, but then used washi tape to secure a subtley patterned paper on top and printed again.
After trimming out the box, I added small number stickers for the date and attached the list to the front of the file/pocket/envelope thingy with a cute shaped clip.
Repeat the process for each month (I have finished four so far):
After creating one organizer for each month, I will add them all together with a binder ring!
Now as I create cards for each person, I can slip it into the organizer and I'll be ready well before their big celebration - at least that's the plan! Now I just need to get busy making special cards for all of the special people in my life!
How will YOU use the calendar collection?!?