Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birthday Books

I made myself a birthday calendar book a few weeks ago using the instructions on Nichole Heady's blog here. I liked mine so much I decided to make one for my sister too. Now that she is retired, she wants to start sending birthday cards to everyone in our rather large family. I think there are about 45 of us now and trying to keep up with everyone's birthdays can be challenging.
The actual calendar pages I downloaded from Nichole's blog. Inside the envelopes you can store stamps, and labels for the month. I like to hand address all of my birthday cards, but I am going to store the addresses in the pockets so that they are handy.

This was the first project that I used my Rubicoil for. I've had it for along time, but I never even took it out of the box. It was incredibly easy to use. Simply punch the holes and twist on a coil. Easy peasy!

I recently started a full time job (which I am liking very much so far), so I have less time for stamping and blogging. But I am hoping to still post. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Thanks for visiting!


Amy said...

This is just super cute!

java diva said...

Those are beautiful! I really want to make one too. I like the thin look, but I want big for normal size cards (needs to hold the cards). I hope to start it soon seeing as Jan is nearly over!
Have fun at your job!!

Patti Gingrich said...

I'm so glad your back!!! And happy to hear that your new job is going well. Really like what you did with these! Have a great week Paula! ~P

Melissa said...

These are great. I think I would like to make one too. I miss you my friend. One more month till the new Curves opens YEAH! I am glad the job is going well.

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Paula! Your books are beautiful. I need something like this that would encourage me to get it out and look at it once in a while. I haven't used my Rubicoil in ages. I was thinking you mentioned that you moved to IS and went part time--no more weekends in Micro. I hope you're enjoying your new job. It's quite a switch from the lab!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

These are awesome Paula! I've been wanting to do one of these forever! Even have had the SU perpetual calendar for a loooong time. So many projects - so little time!

Hey - if you just happen to have an extra one lying around ... heehee

Love, Jules

wasim said...

it is so cute i like it...!
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