2011 Birthday

I love to be organized, and at most things I am. However, I often am late in sending out birthday cards, so I decided that I was finally going to make something to help me keep my birthday cards in order, and perhaps to actually get them out early next year.

This month we have been inspired by these images. I love birthdays! Cake, cupcakes, presents, balloons and fun!
I was inspired not only in color, the reds in the candle background, the cream of the icings and the blue of the tablecloth, but also by the theme of a birthday.

I used papers from the gcd studios Independence collection,
a Pink Paislee 6x6 album, prima flowers and letters from cosmo cricket and colorbok, some color misted doilies, ek punches and lots of fussy cut pieces cut from the Independence flocked floral paper.

For each page, I made a single monthly calendar, and will circle the dates of birthdays in that month. I made my calendar with a publishing program on my computer.

Each page also includes a pocket to hold cards, and I am thinking I will stick a note in each pocket for names of who needs birthday cards that month.

I simply added patterned paper to each chipboard 6x6 page, then added another piece of scallop punched paper for my pocket. I then added decorations, and my calendar page.

Each page is decorated individually, and of course, I haven't taken the time yet to personalize my album, but once I get it done, I can be organized for a whole year's worth of birthdays in just a few moments. You could also add anniversaries, teacher cards, and friendship cards to this as well.

I hope this inspires you in someway to organize! I hope to have a great year in 2011 with getting all my cards out on time!!


  1. Great album! Being organized is wonderful :)

  2. I love your version of a birthday book. Beautiful papers.
    If you use calendars without the days on the books can be perpetual so it doesn't matter where in the year you make it and it will be useful for years to come. They also make great gifts with a few cards inside to get the recipient started.