Saturday, November 27, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #83 - Birthday calendar binder

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.


Aimes said...

Oh I so need to make myself one of these! As a cardmaker you'd think I'd remember birthdays but I'm awful! LOL!
Love your super use of that ticket die!

Laurie said...

Love this! Great idea!

Sharron said...

Fabulous gift idea! These are going to be loved by everyone who receives one. Good luck with getting the cards done. We have a similar situation as most of our family is out of town and I always find I am rushing to get packages mailed on time!

dstandard said...

Loved your take on the sketch!

Marcy said...

Awesome project, Angy. What a wonderful gift it will make!!

Elise said...

What a stunning gift this will make! {Can I get on your list? I'm the WORST at remembering birthdays! hee hee} This is SUCH a useful and beautifully stamped piece - I'm all-a-swoon! Wonderful, wonderful work {and a blog-header to die for! Mmmmmm!}....! Yipeeee!

Denise said...

The details on this are a perfect mix. I especially love the ticket border - whimsical and fun!

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