Greetings! Jess here today with a pretty AND practical project. While I, like everyone else, definitely rely on Facebook to remind me of birthdays I still find that I want a hand written copy of these important dates. Sometimes I like to be able to see well in advance and sometimes I just need a double reminder! So I created this date book to keep a record of birthdays, anniversaries, and other big days.
I used printed 6 x6 month sheets to fill in as needed and added chipboard covers. I hole punched all the pages and bound it with book rings. It was simple to cover the squares with patterned paper and add some crocheted trim to the bottom. Then I started layering!
My paper choice featured some pretty gold foiling so I painted the mini chipboard letters with gold to coordinate. My title cluster is popped with foam tape and also includes a cute "plan on it" acrylic circle, wood tag, flower button, and die-cut doily. I love the Maya Road metal dies for layering!
I added more paper bits to the left of the title and a wood spool wound with yellow twine.
I love the texture these linen pennants added to the top, especially combined with the wood heart buttons!
I always add a little something extra to my binding rings. The metal safety pins could not be more perfect for hanging small items like these tassels and even to thread through the leaf on this felt rose. Such a cute touch!
The inside is simple and practical but the outside is pretty enough to keep on display.
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Maya Road Products
- Mini Triangle Banner Canvas Pieces
- Vintage Crafting Tassels
- Felt Rose: Princess Pink
- Lemon Yellow Jute & Twine Cording
- Wood Shipping Tags
- Resin Mini Mums: Porcelain Pink
- Acrylic Sentiment Circle
- Stained Wood Heart Buttons
- Wood Flower Button
- Wood Ribbon Bobbin
- Alterable Crochet Trim: Scallop Lace
- Jonathan Mini Chipboard Alpha
- Steel Dies: Vintage Doilies