Monday, 21 November 2011

CCW Christmas Countdown – 34 sleeps to go

21 Nov Sue birthday book

Here we are on Day 21 of our Christmas Countdown at Creative Craft World. I’ve made this birthday book – perfect for a Christmas gift and pretty quick to make.

Each page has a calendar to write in family and friends’ birthdays and the facing page has a pocket to safely store cards until they are needed.

The book is made using two chipboard covers and a page for each month. I bound it with large a Bind-it-all wire, though a couple of book rings will do the job just as well. Each page is made of a piece of 12”x12” heavyweight double sided patterned paper cut to measure 8”x12”. Score at 8” and fold up to make the card pocket. Red double sided tape makes a good strong adhesion. The calendar sheets are stuck on the non-pocket side of each page.

If you would like printable copies of the calendar sheets please email me sue at suehr dot freeserve dot co dot uk (no spaces).

I have other printable calendar blanks here and here. Please do leave a comment if they are useful together with a link back here from your blog. Many thanks,

Sue x



susibee said...

This is a super present idea, thanks Sue.

Laura said...

I remember this from the First Retreat! I turned mine into a Recipe Book. It's extremely useful. :) xxx

misteejay said...

Thank you Sue for such a great gift idea. I need to email you for those calendar pages.

Toni xx

Scribble Monster said...

Oh what a great idea, i'll definitely have a go at this :)