For this week's Unscripted Sketches I decided to make a Birthday Calendar binder. I used the sketch for the layout of the outside of the binder. I have been out of commission the last few weeks due to finally moving into our home and unpacking. I was also quite sick but am feeling better now. Anyway, I am making these binders as Christmas presents for the ladies in our family (hope none of them are peeking right now). I don't have any photos of the interiors yet but here is where I got the idea, supplies, etc Nichole Heady's blog. You need to scroll down just a bit to see the actual binder pages. I ran out of time or I would have taken photos of the interior as well. I may edit this post later to add them.
Hard to see in the photo but I used PTI's Embellishments stamp set with Versamark on the Pure Poppy cardstock. IRL it looks pretty nice. I altered the sketch just a bit - instead of having my 3 circles below the base layer I pushed them up a bit. I used a Mat Stack # 4 as my center piece and stamped it with the images from PTI Calendar Basics. I also used PTI's Just the Ticket die for the Smokey Shadow side panel and stamped the interior with an image from the Embellishments sets.
This binder is pretty easy to put together once you get started. Now I have the hard work of making cards to put inside it. My plan is to do at least one card per month. Hopefully, I won't run out of time. I do need to get them wrapped and in the mail. Living in Germany has its perks but needing to get packages mailed early for Christmas is not one of them.
Enjoy the sketch and be sure to let me know if played along.
I have been married to my best friend, James for over 20 years. I feel so entirely blessed to be his wife and the mother of his children. We have two wonderfully sweet boys. They are growing so fast and keep us on our toes. I love to scrapbook, stamp cards and gifts, cook and bake. I really like to pamper my guys. And I would love to some day live a sustainable life style on our own homestead. Cows, chickens, goats, OH MY. A garden with tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers and more. Oh, the dreams I have...
For now, I enjoy crafting my "art" out and reading aloud to all three guys. I so enjoy spending time with my family.